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Some Common Problems of Dye Sublimation Paper

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Dye sublimation paper plays an important role in the process of sublimation printing. Even if you have the most expensive printer and press on the market, your output can be compromised with poor quality or incorrect sublimation paper. Below are some of the common problems that arise with dye sublimation paper:

dye sublimation paper Head Strike/Crash:
This is when the print head makes direct contact with or causes a tear in the dye sublimation paper. This can be a very expensive problem, especially if damage to the print head occurs and a replacement is required.

This is a common occurrence with sublimation printing and involves ink blowout around the edge of the graphics or where contact with the heat press is void, causing smudging or blurring of the image.

digital sublimation paper Ghosting:
No, we’re not talking about leaving a party without saying goodbye. Ghosting (also known as shadowing or shading) with sublimation printers occurs when there is a shift with the digital sublimation paper and causes the appearance of a double or faded image on the substrate after a transfer.

sublimation printing Graininess:
This is where there is a noticeable loss of smooth color gradient within a transferred image; usually more apparent on hard substrates.

Boat wake:
This very common issue occurs while transferring textiles through a rotary press. The problem mimics a ripple effect similar to that which takes place in water, with repeating lines that are slightly curved and void of any transferred ink on the fabrics.

This is where you have a repeating pattern of lines either overlapping or gaping. Normally due to issues with media comp settings or differential slipping of cores within the rolls due to poorly converted materials.

SUBLISTAR which is subordinate to FeiYue Digital Inc. is a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of sublimation paper. Any questions, please contact us.

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How to Avoid Humidity Affecting the Digital Sublimation Paper?

As we all know, many things may affect digital sublimation paper. The high humidity will influence the drying speed of the sublimation paper. It will be very low and the worse situation is caused by paper touching the printing head. Most of the customers may have this problem. Therefore, it is very important to control indoor humidity. Therefore, today we are going to talk about how to avoid the humidity affecting the paper.

sublimation transfer printing

1. Avoid the moisture that comes with your clothes.
Firstly, we should restore our dye sublimation paper carefully. They should be placed in a cool & dry place to avoid direct sunlight. When dealing with our clothes, if we suspect there may be moisture in it, we can pre-press the clothes for about five seconds to warm it.

digital sublimation paper 2. Control the indoor humidity
We should control the indoor humidity from 50 to 60%. The 50-60% humidity helps keep digital sublimation paper smooth printing, and also make roll sublimation paper and sublimation ink dry quick. If the indoor humidity is too high, we can open your air conditioner to create a dry room of stable humidity and temperature. But it may cost you a lot of budgets.

As a professional supplier of digital sublimation paper, we suggest each customer should have a hygrometer to measure temperature and relative humidity (RH).

roll sublimation paper SUBLISTAR which is subordinate to FeiYue Digital Inc. is a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of sublimation paper, inkjet printer, digital printing inks, calendering machines, and accessories. We have been recognized for over 10 years as one of the highest quality and largest suppliers of sublimation printing materials & equipment in China. We realize that excellent customer service and positive relations with customers is the key to success. Toward this end, the Sublistar team will provide excellent goods with superior customer service for you. Contact us today for more information.

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How to Remain the Color When We Change Roll Sublimation Paper?

One common issue in sublimation printing is: How to remain the same color when we change roll sublimation paper? As we all know, when changing a new paper, the color changes into the one that is different from before, or it does not show the real color you want, etc.
roll sublimation paper
As a professional sublimation paper manufacturer, our job is not only providing quality material to our customers but also helping them solve the issues. So don’t worry, we are going to talk about it now.
When we meet this condition in the process of sublimation printing, we will be very anxious and worried, and our first reaction would be: the sublimation transfer paper is bad, I was cheated, I have to talk with my vendor now, right now! Actually, it isn’t the answer.
sublimation transfer paper
First, the color changes don’t mean the dye sublimation paper is bad.  When we want to deliver sublimation ink into the sublimation transfer paper, we use an inkjet printer, which does not have a brain. It does not know what to do unless we tell them what to do. So communication is necessary. But the printer does not talk the human language, so we intelligent human beings, could talk with them in printer’s language, that language is an ICC profile. An ICC profile is a set of data that characterizes a color input or output device, or a color space,  describe the color attributes of a particular device or viewing requirement by defining a mapping between the device source or target color space. Simply put – a good ICC profile provides an accurate description of the characteristics of a digital device or working color space. So tell the devices what to do, they will do the right job for us. ICC profile is necessary, do not ignore it.
sublimation transfer paper
Second, according to some customers, they buy the paper from the same vendor every time, but every time, the color is different. I inquired our engineer typically, his answer was: That’s because their base paper changes. When some customers pay more attention to reducing the price, some companies decide to use cheaper and cheaper raw material in order to win the business from them. In this case, it is because of the paper quality. Customers should pay attention to it.

Anyway, in the sublimation industry, if you are lucky in using the right paper, no problems occur; if you are using the wrong roll sublimation paper, many problems could happen, and the problems will be more and more.

Any questions, please contact us. Thank you for your reading.

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