SARASOTA, FL (September 1, 2020)—Sarasota-based Artesprix LLC, maker of Iron-on-Ink sublimation markers and related products, announced today their parent company, Esprix Technologies, LP, was awarded a United States Patent for its “decorative imaging process using fibrous nib markers with specific disperse dye compositions.” 

Regarding the announcement, the General Partner for Esprix Technologies, LP Philip W. Nace, Jr. said, “Receiving the patent on sublimation markers gives Esprix the position of a technology leader in this field, which will further enhance our position within the industry.”

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 United States Patent 10,669,440 includes 28 claims about the company’s unique dye-sublimation process and the following description:

The invention relates to a process for using a fibrous nib marking pen with a low viscosity, non-clogging, consumer and environmentally friendly heat transfer disperse dye ink composition and the use of that fibrous nib marker to image an intermediate substrate, optionally plain paper, and sequentially transferring the dye image to a receptive surface using a suitable combination of heat, pressure and time. Alternatively, the fibrous nib marker can be used to directly decorate a substrate with the heat transfer ink and the dye image fixed by a combination of heat, pressure and time.

“This is an absolute game-changer,” says Ashley Nace, Director of Marketing and Sales of Artesprix, LLC. “There is a growing number of competitors in the sublimation craft marketplace, and this patent gives us the ability to protect our intellectual property.” 


A subsidiary of Esprix Technologies, Artesprix provides artists and crafters with the tools to quickly and easily create beautiful art that lasts. Artesprix’s Iron-on-Ink markers, stamp pads and substrates utilize a unique heat transfer process that allow hand-drawn designs to be transferred to any polyester-based surface. Visit www.artesprix.com for more information.

Matthew Anderson, President
Milestone Marketing Associates, Inc.
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