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How to Use Your Sticky Sublimation Paper Well?

   For sticky sublimation paper, it is a kind of transfer paper designed for stretch fabric printing.It has a sticky coating on the surface which can keep the transfer paper and fabrics together firmly.Then how to use it well?Here are some tips.

applications of sticky paperFirst we should know the factors which will influence us use the sticky paper appropriately. And then, we can find the solutions.

   1. The sticky level of the sticky paper. We have sticky sublimation paper and high-tack sublimation paper. High-tack paper are mainly suitable for autumn or winter, or the images are light colors.What fabrics we use. The more smooth the fabric, the weaker the sticky coating. If you want to print on smooth fabrics, we suggest you use the high-tack paper.

sticky sublimation paper   2. The humidity of environment.The higher the humidity, the stronger the sticky coating.So you will find for same sticky paper, it will has a better performance in spring and summer. In autumn and winter, we should put the fabric on somewhere with high humidity. And the same time, don’t make the sublimation paper too dry when printing.

   3. How to store the sticky paper. The imprinted sticky sublimation paper should be sealed preservation in the original plastic bags. For printed sticky sublimation paper, we suggest you transfer the images in 2~24 hours. If you can’t transfer the images in time, also need sealed preservation.

sticky sublimation paper

   In summary, choose the appropriate sticky paper, pay attention to the moisture of fabric and paper, and remember to store the paper appropriately. Then you can use sticky paper well.

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Why the Price of Inkjet Printers are Various?

   When you are looking for an inkjet printer in the market, you will find that the price of printers made by different manufactures usually have a big difference, even they have the same size and identical configurations. Why?

Epson F9200

   First, this is the power of brand. There is no doubt that a good brand can bring additional values. For example, Epson, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, usually are much expensive than our Chinese manufacture inkjet printer. And good brand usually relate to good quality, good service and good reputation.

   Then the costs is another factor which will influence the price.And the common costs we know is

   1. Development costs. Different manufacturers have different ability in developing. Some manufacturers have their own development team and invest a lot of money in new searching new technology. Some manufactures just copy the idea of other’s, so their products are usually much cheaper, but the quality is poor.

Epson printer

   2. Human cost. The more people you hired, the higher human costs. Some manufacturers just need several workers to help install the machine, the human cost is low. But a mature manufacturer will have installers, electronics engineers, test engineers and so on.Of course the human cost is higher.

   3. Materials costs. There are all kinds of materials in the market. Responsible manufacturers will choose high quality materials while some manufacturers choose the bad quality materials. The price is much different, but the quality is also much different.

   4. Implicit cost. Such as the rent of factory, inventory, production efficiency and so on.

Oric printer

   No matter what influence the price of the inkjet printer, we can say that high price doesn’t equal to high quality, but low price must relate to poor quality. Price or quality,choose what depends on yourself.


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EPS 3200, The Print Head Which Will Replace the Epson 5113

   Epson 4720 print head (we also call it EPS 3200) has been put on the market recently. This print head will replace the Epson 5113 print head in the near future. In other words, the 5113 print head will stop production from now on.

5113 print head

   EPS 3200 has the same shape as 5113 print head, and they also have the same amount of the nozzles. So this 2 kind of print heads have the same print speed, they are both suitable for large-scale use in digital printing.The why EPS 3200 can replace the 5113 print head?

   The first reason is that EPS 3200 has a wider applications than 5113 print head. As we all know that 5113 print head only suitable for pigment ink and disperse dye ink. But EPS 3200 has a strong corrosion resistance, and suitable for nearly all kinds of ink such as UV ink, water-based ink, oil ink, solvent ink and so on.

EPS3200 print head

   The second reason is that EPS 3200 has a cheaper price with 5113 print head. As we all know that 5113 print head is very cheap compared with DX5, TFP and DX7 print head. So EPS 3200 has a big advantage in price.

   Low price with wide application, now you know why the manufacture stop production of the 5113 print head.


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