Sublimation mystery

Who else has been on Main Street leaving Downtown Boise recently and thought…what does this mean? Only me?

I looked up “sublimation” and found this psychological definition:

“… a mature type of defense mechanism, in which socially unacceptable impulses or idealizations are transformed into socially acceptable actions or behavior, possibly resulting in a long-term conversion of the initial impulse.”  [after reading that I still have no idea what it means]

Sublimation is also a scientific term describing the transition of a solid into a gas without going through a liquid phase. Think dry ice (solid carbon dioxide). My kiddo was fascinated by dry ice subliming a few years ago.

Buck’s Bags isn’t into psychology or scientific experiments, though. Sublimation is also a transfer process for fabrics, ceramics, plastics, bags – all kinds of materials.  The dye colors are strong and vibrant. Think “screen printing” done in a different way. You can even buy a sublimation printer for home use, or open your own small business.