Sublimation is the newest decorating process for glass and crystal. This imprint process creates a high-quality color image for crystal using a special printer. Images can go on the front or back of the crystal. The images can also be translucent, allowing a bit of light to permeate, or opaque. Translucent images are printed directly onto the onto the crystal itself, while opaque images are printed as a decal and applied to the crystal.
—Bridget Dahlgren, Crystal D