3d dye sublimation is a part of the printing process where heat is used to transfer ink onto the materials such as plastic, paper, or fabric. 3D sublimation uses vacuum heat press or oven; it can entirely sublimate curved objects using a vacuum, like phone cases, mugs, computer mouse, etc.
We create different types of 3d sublimation phone case mockups for all the mobile brands and their models. Browse our collection in different types of 3d cases
2D sublimation typically using heat press which is flat and used for flat substrates. Usually, in 2d dye sublimation cases Images are printed on the aluminum insert, then stick into the back of phone case. Also, there are some flip cases where images are printed directly on the surface of the case.
The pros of the 2d sublimation are; you can change the aluminum plate on the case so can sell only printed plates too. It’s little inexpensive and straightforward process then 3d sublimation. You can use multicolor cases with a variety of materials like TPU, Soft Gel, Rubber, etc.
The new global printing trend is UV direct printing technology, which is widely adaptable and growing in phone/tablet covers printing market. It is very easy to use just like the regular paper printer; you can print on any surface without limitation of media or material as in sublimation DIY heat transfer method. The best thing is you can print in white, which is always lacks in sublimation technique. You can use it for spot printing, mix with foil print or do other experiments to achieve new creative outcomes. We have covered various types of cases in our UV Direct Print Mockup category like: