We’re Textile Manufacturers who use Dye Sublimation

When it comes to fabric printing services, we are the experts helping you bring product ranges to life!


Dye-sublimation printing is where a computer rip is used to process artwork which is then printed onto sublimation paper, then by passing this paper through a heat press along with a polyester fabric the image is transferred to the fabric. Here at Paul Bristow Associates this process is mainly used for ‘all-over’ t-shirt designs on a poly-elastane fabric, printed leggings and printed face masks. But recent projects have led us to producing bandanas, snoods, sweatshirt and hoodies.


Dye-sublimation printing has many advantages like other digital printing methods, high level of detail can be achieved, low set up cost, unlimited colours. Dye-sublimation also has its disadvantages such as the speed of printing when compared to other methods of printing such as screen printing.  But when combining the excellent wash results of dye-sublimation and recycled polyester that we use some of our all over printed UK made products are truly unique and exceptional.


This processed has allowed us to produce 1000’s of all-over printed t-shirts for companies such as the National Gallery and Tate. These t-shirts unique selling point is the fact that a design can be printing all over the garment including sleeves with no limitation, we then make the garment in our UK factory, giving a 100% made in UK product.


The minimum order quantity (MOQ) with dye-sublimation printing is 50 products. These can be split into different sizes.


When you contact us with an image, our fully trained account managers will use their industry knowledge and experience to advise you which print method to use.  Access exceptional print quality, with vibrant and high resolution images, by coming to Paul Bristow for you dye sublimation printing.

The team

Meet the team.


Dye-sublimation & DTG Supervisor

Steve is a hard working and professional man, who has been working at Paul Bristow for several years now. He started in the screen print department, but it quickly became clear that he had the approach to work that was required to handle the detail and complexity of dye-sublimation printing. When you watch him load the press with fabric and printed paper, it looks very easy, until you try it your self and realise how difficult it is. It's fair to say Steve epitomises the work ethic and skill required to work in textile printing.

Steve handles all our dye-sublimation printing in a specific UK based production facility.

Design Studio Manager

Jaco spent his early career in South Africa before moving to the UK. His portfolio of work is huge and his dedication to design is what keeps his work fresh, but its his understanding of screen print means his design look great when printed. Always ready to help, especially when something heavy is involved, and willing to have a laugh. He is great member of our team.

Jaco in screen print

Print & Product Developer

Liam showed an instant interest in the physical nature of what we do at Paul Bristow's. This is essential in the development of his role, as the knowledge of making textile products is what means he can advise and develop prints to the high standards required. It helps that he has a huge personal interest in the arts and creative design, that hugely compliments his work here. Liam also has a huge interest in the environment and wants to see a continued improvement in our sustainability work. His attitude and ideas are excellent and he is fast becoming a very important part of the team.

Liam in one of our digital print rooms


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We’re a team of creatives who are excited about unique ideas and help organisations to create amazing textiles with top-notch printing and sewing.