New Product: Dye Sublimation

Cruise and hospitality artwork specialists FrameWorks have expanded their offerings again with new product, dye sublimation printing on metal.

Beautiful. Scratch and Weather Resistant.

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, this dynamic new product allows great flexibility. As outdoor areas become an increasingly important public space for cruise passengers, cruise lines seek to expand their designs. Dye sublimation printing can help cruise lines design outdoor spaces that are as dynamic as their indoor counterparts

A fresh new take on hospitality artwork with FrameWork’s use of dye sublimation printing

How does it work?

Dye Sublimation printing uses heat to meld the image to a metal panel. The image is initially printed in reverse on a paper sheet, then placed into the heated printer where the image becomes one with the face of the metal. This allows great surface resistance to graffiti, scratching and weather conditions. 


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Although most art companies outsource dye sublimation, FrameWorks has procured in-house dye sublimation printers. The machines to produce this are a large investment, but FrameWorks believes in this product and see opportunities to use dye sublimated panels throughout cruise ships. The image produced by this process has an unmatched clarity. But, it isn’t all about the aesthetics. Any hospitality artwork placed on cruise ships must be hard-wearing and long-lasting. The durability of dye sublimation printing is unmatched.

‘We can print any image on dye sublimation panels to create stunning and high resolution artwork. Perfect for high traffic and outdoor spaces with its scratch resistant and anti graffiti properties. The substrate for outdoor artwork!’

Going the extra mile

Add Anti-microbial powder in the production phase for locations like elevators, fitness centres and food service making the panels resistant to microbial growth. Test results show that the surface of the panels are 99.9% microbial free and very safe for everyone to touch.



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