Everyday we say sublimation printing, always care the sublimation paper, ink and the printer, but what should we take care when doing the printing, what should we prepare for? Today we will introduce you the 3 points that should you take care!
Color space for a printed graphic is important. Colors accuracy in a digital sublimation paper print can change appearance based on the ambient light temperature and ambient brightness of the image. Plus, is it a screen projecting color or a print reflecting color, and the texture of the paper or even the finish can affect color. With so many color influencers, it’s important to always include a hard-printed sample with your design so our team can insure our finished print matches the colors you are expecting. Color profiles on IPS monitors using color calibration systems match colors internally; but nothing beats a printed sample your team has pre-approved as correct for an pre-press match.
Lastly, try to embed your linked files before sending finished artwork so there are no broken links. If you have packaged a sublimation printing file folder, be sure to include all logos, linked images and fonts for a smooth pre-press experience. Linking files and providing them via an images folder is preferred as this approach keeps the parent file smaller and easier to work with. Illustrator and InDesign allow linking files, Photoshop uses Smart Objects for similar control.
Sending layered files as an AI, EPS, PDF, PSD or ID4 are the preferred formats as they allow editing if needed. Creating a print file folder containing the original images and fonts is suggested as it allows our talented pre-press team the ability to make small changes should the client request them prior to printing. More control over colors, text placement and output size are possible when working with a layered native file vs a flat JPG. If creating a print file folder, it’s best to compress the file as a ZIP file before uploading to our server. This best practice lowers the risk of file corruption during transmission and ensures all your file elements are grouped together.
If you have more questions about how to prepare your sublimation printing file before submission, pls feel free to let me know . we will online 24hours