Dye Sublimation in Vietnam

Dye Sublimation in Vietnam
Dye Sublimation in Vietnam
Hi, I am your go-to guy if you want to get things done in Vietnam. Using my insider knowledge and connections I hold your hand from the first contact right through to production. May I help you navigate sublimation printing options in Vietnam?

Chris Walker
Vietnam Production Insider
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ebook Author

Dye Sublimation in Vietnam

Hi my name is Chris. I prepare you to work with base layer manufacturers in Vietnam. My first experience with base layers was promoting Thai Son S.P sewing factory who bought fifty flat lock machines and spent a whole year training their staff and adjusting their machines to get it right. They made for brands like Voelkl and North Face. Since then I have met many other factories in Vietnam that have flat lock machines and experience producing base layer apparel. I can introduce you to them and help you every step of the way including quotation, sampling and production. I work with a team of merchandisers and sourcing assistants. If you need more than just a referral we can offer other support services:
• Consulting
• Factory introductions
• Factory visits
• Costing (getting a price quote)
• Design and merchandising
• Quality control
• Factory audits/assessment
• Hosting (renting a desk in our office)
• Staff recruiting
• eBooks

I work together with the Seditex Team

We know sublimation in Vietnam
Thai Son S.P Factory

What is Dye Sublimation?

Dye Sublimation in Vietnam on garments is an alternative to screen-printing. You create an image on your computer and print it onto special transfer paper using sublimation inks. Then place the transfer paper and synthetic fabric into a heat press. The heat-press presses the transfer paper against the fabric at 230 degrees Celsius and causes the sublimation inks to “transfer” from the paper to the synthetic fibers i.e. polyester or nylon. After about a minute, the heat is removed and the transfer paper is peeled off, leaving behind a permanent, full color image on the fabric.

So, in summary, there are two steps to sublimation printing: step 1 is using digital printer to print your artwork on transfer paper, step 2 is to “heat press transfer” the design from transfer paper to fabric. Most companies doing dye sublimation in Vietnam use this method.
Dye Sublimation Garment Manufacturer
There are two companies in Vietnam who use offset printing to print on transfer as opposed to using digital printers. Using the offset printing method requires the use of aluminums rollers that lead to high set up costs. Hence the offset printing method is only economical for high volume production; for example 10,000 pieces per design.


To better understand how sublimation works its necessary to first become familiar with the key terms associated with the process.

Sublimation is the change of a solid particle directly into a gaseous state. The sublimation inks are heated rapidly such that they instantly expand into a gas state and easily penetrate the fibers of the yarn. This is why the dye sublimation in Vietnam has good color fastness properties.

A dye is a substance used to color materials and fibers. To dye is to impregnate color into a material. Often, this color change is permanent. In comparison, pigment inks, such as those used in screen-printing, are applied to the surface of a fabric.

A polymer is a chemical compound made of small and identical molecules (called monomers) linked together. To sublimate print on hard surfaces you need a special polymer coating that “opens” to accept colored dyes when heated to 230 Degrees Celsius and then “closes” to trap the dyes when cooled. Some polymers, such as cellulose, occur naturally, while others, such as nylon, are man-made. To sublimate print on cotton or other natural fibers you need to apply a polymer first.

Substrate is a term used to describe the base material onto which images are printed. Typical substrates include fabrics, plastics, metal, films and foils.
This factory specializes in dye sublimation printing in Vietnam. I visited them today and saw their screen printing operation as well as their foil print capabilities and sublimation samples. They are also doing burnout which looks really great with printing on top.

Thai Son S.P is good at Dye Sublimation in Vietnam

Reason is that they know who is doing what kind of sublimation in Vietnam. In fact dye sub in Viet Nam is behind China and Thailand hence there aren't many good options here. The quality of dye sub is improving each year and Thai Son S.P merchandising team is constantly updating their supplier list.

Thai Son S.P Co., Ltd is a clothes manufacturer with the latest manufacturing technology for men's, women’s and children's knitwear. Thai Son also produces cotton based fabrics knitted in single jersey, pique or French Terry structures. The fabrics and prints can be Oeko Tex Certified. They are an Oeko Tex Certified factory in Vietnam.

ASV has works closely with Thai Son apparel factory in Vietnam. They are a Oeko Tex certified garment factory in Vietnam. Thai Son is highly specialized in producing fashionable garments from knit fabric that have difficult embellishments like stones, appliqué and embroidery. Thai Son is proud to proud to be one of the family-owned garment supplies who have been surviving and developing for the past 22 years.
Thai Son knows dye sub
Currently, Thai Son has two production facilities in Ho Chi Minh City and has 20+ sewing lines combined. Thai Son has been producing knit wear garments for export customers for more than 22 years and knows how to take care of their customers to get repeat orders.

If you are looking for Dye Sublimation in Vietnam and a Oeko Tex Certified Garment Factory in Vietnam then contact Thai Son via their website.

Who We Are

This website belongs to
Thai Son S.P garment manufacturer based in Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam.

Thai Son S.P is a family owned FOB garment manufacturer that has been in the producing garments for 22 years. They have two factories.

Thai Son does not do dye sublimation in Vietnam. They outsource it depending on the kind of sublimation you need.

What Thai Son Does

Thai Son S.P knits fabric, sources trim, sews your garments and delivers the finished goods to Saigon ports where your freight forwarding company picks up.

They follow your spec sheets and produce according to your designs. They offer one FOB price.

Thai Son knows who does dye sublimation in Vietnam which gives them flexibility depending on your needs.

Styles We Do Well

Their strength is men, women and children knitwear garments that have embellishments like embroidery, prints, appliqué, sequins or stones. They can make difficult fashion styles as well as base layer basics… any style as long as you use circular knit fabrics like jersey, interlock, pique, rib etc…

They can source polyester fabric using ringspun DTY or rotorspun FDY poly yarn. They can get you the hand feel you need and quality of dye sublimation you require.

How about you?

Are you sourcing dye sublimation in Vietnam?

If yes, then contact us below to learn more about the state of sublimation printing in Vietnam.

Are you a start up fashion brand?

If you are new to working with Vietnamese clothing manufacturers then I recommend my book as the perfect place to start. I discuss 16 questions you need to ask yourself and be able to answer before meeting with factories. I share insider tips about culture and language as well as make referrals to my network in Vietnam. Here is what one reader shared with me after reading my book.
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