Process of decoration by sublimation

  • US 5,308,426 A
  • Filed: 11/16/1992
  • Issued: 05/03/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/26/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A process for decoration of the surfaces of an object by sublimation of ink,comprising the steps of:

  • using as a sublimable ink support a material which is extensible and air-permeable so as to conform to the shape of the object to be decorated without altering the decoration to be sublimated;

    enveloping the object in the ink support so that all its surfaces are covered; and

    placing the assembly in a vacuum machine, which is thereafter introduced into a heated space to cause transfer of the decoration to all the surfaces of the object to be decorated.

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