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Can the Dye Sublimation Printing Process Work on Dark Substrates?

Dye sublimation is a popular method used for transferring images onto a base material or substrate. The substrate can be a polyester fabric, a polyester-coated coaster, or any other material that can hold sublimation ink during the heating process. Polyester ensures crisp, lasting print results as it is tougher than most fabric types.

However, one of the most common questions regarding the sublimation printing process is if the ink can be printed on dark substrates. It is possible to use dark colored substrates, but the final results will not be great.It is therefore better to use a light polyester fabric or polyester-coated item to ensure the best results.

 

Why the sublimation process does not work on dark substrates?

During the sublimation process, a special ink dyes the fibers of a polyester fabric (substrate). Through the use of heat and pressure, solid particles of the sublimation dye Sublimation printingink convert into a gas, without becoming a liquid state during the sublimation process. The gaseous particles then bond with the fibers of the fabric.  To put it in another way, the ink particles dye the fibers. They will become part of the substrate. You can dye darker substrates or fabrics. But, you will not be able to notice any difference in the final product.

Another reason why sublimation does not work on dark substrates is the lack of a white under-base before the application of color. A white under-base can make the print colors stand out. As sublimation ink only supports polyester, you would have to use a white under-base with polyester fibers in it.

In a nutshell, dark colors can create distorted prints. It is better to use a light substrate since it will not mix with the color of the ink.

 

Dye sublimation is more economical than other printing methods. In addition, the process helps produce vibrant print results that are permanently embedded into a substrate. The final images do not fade, crack or wash away, even after multiple uses.

Our company offers the equipment in sublimation printing process, such as sublimation paper, sublimation ink, inkjet printer and some other accessories. If you have any demand, please feel free to contact us.


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What are the characters of Sublimation Papers in Different Weights?

Now on the market, you can find many different weight of sublimation papers like 45gsm, 60gsm, 70gsm, 80gsm, 90gsm and 100gsm sublimation papers. But do you know how to choose a suitable one for your business? And do you know what’s the difference between them? You will meet those problem, and today I will introduce for you.

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45/60/70sgm sublimation transfer paper suit to high speed machine. Like MSJP series, REGGIANI printer. In usual, those type, we make with jumbo rolls like 5000M, 10,000M

80/90gsm sublimation paper suit to light image printing, because 80/90gsm paper are thinner than 100gsm paper. If your image need too much more ink, 80gsm paper will shrink. Meanwhile you need to control the humidity in 40%-60%. In this way, your paper won’t wrinkling.

100gsm sublimation paper suit to textile which requires lots of ink. For example, printing a large area of dark color, you need to choose 100gsm due that 100gsm paper are more thickness, and it can absorb more ink and it won’t shrink.

If your fabric is elastic, sticky sublimation paper is your best choice. At present, 100gsm sticky paper is the most popular in the market, and it can avoid double printing image on the fabric.

Our company offers the equipment in sublimation printing process, such as sublimation paper, sublimation ink, inkjet printer and some other accessories. If you are looking for a sublimation equipment supplier, please feel free to contact us.


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Large Format Inkjet Printers with Single or Double Print Heads, How Can We Choose?

Piezoelectric large format inkjet printers mostly use Epson fifth-generation piezo nozzles, and some use Epson seven-generation heads and ten generation heads. Epson fifth-generation piezo nozzles have higher printing accuracy and faster printing Epson DX-5 print headspeeds. And it has good stability and long life with better ink drop control technology. So the output image is more perfect, more refined, more beautiful. So since the piezoelectric large format inkjet printer for users, it has been developing rapidly and welcomed by users.

The double nozzle series piezoelectric ink-jet printer adopts dual nozzles to print at the same time. Compared with a single-head ink-jet printer, it is just on e more nozzle. At the same time, the relevant ink supply system is different from the ink stack, small frame, and the related control main board. It adopts double nozzles to print and output at the same time and the speed is fast. The theoretical speed is 2 times the printing speed of the single-head wide format inkjet printer. It has the advantages of speed and even higher speed.

At the same time, the price of double heads are more expensive than single head large format inkjet printers. In addition, the stability of single head large format inkjet printers may be slightly higher than that of dual head large format inkjet printers. After all, single-head large format inkjet printers have many years of technical experience. The related nozzle control technology is relatively mature. The machine is very stable and easy to maintain. If you do not have higher requirements for speed, choosing a single-head large format inkjet printer is best.

Our company offers the equipment in sublimation printing process, such as sublimation paper, sublimation ink, large format inkjet printer and some other accessories such as print head. If you have any demand, please feel free to contact us.


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