The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Dye Sublimation Printing

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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Dye Sublimation Printing

For customers that have interest in dye sublimation printing, now I will analysis the advantages and disadvabtages of dye sublimation printing.

Here’re the Advantages of Dye Sublimation Printing:

1.Produces a continuous tone print.

As far as advantages, I talked about the continuous tone printing that creates brighter and smoother color variations and transitions than you’ll find with inkjet printing, and a superior overall look, in our opinion.

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2.Printed dyes won’t easily fade.

Also, because the dye impregnates or is sublimated in the fabric, it is permanent and cannot flake off like some types of ink will, particularly garment inks used for t-shirts or inks printed on rigid substrates.

So, durability and appearance are probably the best examples of the superiority of dye sublimation printing of fabric or garments.

As you may know, I don’t think there’s a lot of disadvantages to dye sublimation printing on fabric, but I’ll give you the two that I can think of off the top of my head.

1.Slower than Inkjet Printing

First, it is slower than inkjet printing because you have two processes in the heat transfer part of dye sublimation, so labor costs are going to be higher to some degree, although there are now printers that have the fabric and paper inline and they are drawn into the heated rollers as the printer continues to print.

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2.Production Issue

The second disadvantage is also a production issue that is being solved by the newer printer/roller units just explained in the previous paragraph. In the past, and still in the present, it is not uncommon for the fabric to get a crease or wrinkle in it, or the paper, and suddenly the whole transfer print and piece of fabric are ruined. You would have to start over. Many of those who have been at this for awhile and are using older equipment charge higher prices per square foot for wider material, but many also don’t who have the newer equipment.

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