Fire wife life bleached acid washed sweatshirt - sublimation shirt - unisex shirt
Super soft sweatshirt with a sublimated (vintage/faded) permanent design that we have bleached! NO TWO SHIRTS WILL BE ALIKE! I personally bleach each shirt and it's impossible to make any two identical. I can try to get them as close as possible but there is no guarantee.
Please be sure to read through the entire description prior to ordering as the technique we use is very different from traditional screen print or vinyl methods.
All of our shirts are made using a newer technique called sublimation. Sublimation is a slightly vintage, faded look that I absolutely love! The process involves transferring a special ink that chemically binds with polyester fibers when heated. This means that you will not even feel the design on the shirt as it has essentially just permanently dyed the polyester strands instead of leaving a film on top. This eliminates the potential for cracking or peeling associated with other ink transfer/vinyl methods. There is no white ink capabilities with sublimation as the ink is fairly transparent, so keep in mind when choosing your shirt color, that any white in a design is essentially just a lack of ink, therefore, the background color of the tee is what will show through in any white areas of a design. Also, due to the transparent nature of the ink, images might be slightly lighter than pictured (for example, black will appear charcoal - I do try to illustrate this as best as possible in listing images). Ink transparency is the reason only light colored shirts can be used when sublimating colored designs. It is also part of the vintage/faded element, as well as the tees are NOT 100% polyester, therefore, the fade comes through when the ink fades out of the cotton portion of fibers. I intentionally chose blended fabric sweatshirts as they are the absolute softest and you won't ever want to take them off!
Please keep in mind that we are a small business, so we do not have the means to pre-print every design for listing pictures, therefore, as most online shops do, we use mock-ups. Sublimation is very difficult to illustrate, but I do try to display them as accurately as possible, however, please be aware that there might be slight variances from the image (more or less fade/ink transparency).
I really hope you love my products and please feel free to message me with feedback as to what you would love to see in the future!
Please note that because each shirt is custom made to order and we do not have a storefront for resale, we don't generally accept returns or exchanges unless it is an error on our part. Shirts are a unisex cut, and for this reason, please be sure to check the size chart to confirm sizing prior to ordering.
Please feel free to message me with any questions! Thank you!