Sublimation is an ideal method of printing for swimwear garments.

In order for our process to work, the fabric must have a high percentage of polyester; 75% or more. The higher the polyester content the cleaner and more vibrant your print will be. Polyester is perfect for swimwear garments as it is moisture wicking, quick drying and in some cases provides high UV protection.

At Emerald Dreams we have a high quality selection of fabrics suitable for swimwear. We are also happy for our clients to provide their own swimwear fabric for printing.

Suggested Stock Line Fabrics


  • Active Matte 82% Poly 18% Elastane 190 GSM

  • Shiny Lycra 83% Poly 17% Elastane 215 GSM

  • Holey Mesh 100% Poly

  • Microfibre Peach Face 100% Poly 170 GSM

Fabrics Available to Order (Min. 5m)

  • Sublisport 82% Poly 18% Xtra Life Lycra 230 GSM

  • Sublicool 74% Poly 26% Xtra Life Lycra 250 GSM

  • VITA 395 78% Recycled Poly 22% Lycra 190 GSM

  • Repreve - Spandex 2136 85% Repreve Recycled Polyester  15% Spandex 230 GSM, Wicking Finish.


While being able to offer sample runs from 1m, Emerald Dreams can also cater to bulk orders with a fast turn-a-round on all print runs.

At Emerald Dreams we pride ourselves on service, with most print jobs ready for dispatch within 2-3 working days of receiving your final order.


Our water-based inks are environmentally friendly and our printing process saves on both water and energy.

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We can produce or partially produce a large range of custom designed and Australian manufactured garments.

If you are ready to launch your own swimwear brand we can assist with design, sampling and full production of your garments. If you are ready to get started please get in contact with us.

More questions? Visit our FAQ page.