Sublimation KNOCKOUT Sportswear
Happy Monday y'all! It's raining here in North Texas, but it's kinda nice because it will keep everything green...for now. I wanted to share with you some of my recent day job work. I know I don't talk much about my day job here on the blog. I did mentioned it a bit in this post. I guess I'm not really sure what to say about it. I guess I could say that I design sublimated athletic apparel. Sublimation is a process of transforming a solid to a gas, while bi-passing the liquid stage. Basically, we create our designs in Adobe Illustrator using vector artwork and Pantone colors. Once the customer approves the design, I create production artwork that is sent directly to the sublimation printer. I "clip" the designs directly into the full scale pattern using Illustrator. The machine prints the patterns and designs at full scale directly onto special paper.. The paper is placed onto the fabric and heat transferred to the material. It impregnates the fibers, leaving vibrant color that will never fade, crack, or peel. Then, the factory cuts and assembles the gear. It's really kind of neat how the whole process works.
Some of my other duties include, designing and drafting patterns for new styles, creating marketing materials and catalogs, photographing gear, social media, updating the website, and even attending events! What can I say, I guess I'm a jack of all trades (but the master of none) in real life and at work....-Ruth-