The Science Behind Dye Sublimation Ink

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The Science Behind Dye Sublimation Ink

Dye sublimation ink is a pigment suspended in a liquid solvent, like water. We need to use this kind of ink for heat transfer printing.  Today, let’s talk about sublimation ink.

dye sublimation ink

How does Dye Sublimation Ink Work?

Firstly, the sublimation printer prints some images by using digital sublimation ink. Then, the images are initially printed on coated heat-resistant transfer paper as a reverse image of the final design, which is then transferred onto polyester fabric in a heat press operating at a temperature around 180 to 210 C (375 F).

Sublimation inks produce brilliant color and good light fastness when applied to polyester and polyester coated substrates. Applying heat to the printed image with a press, whether through transfer paper or directly, fixes these vivid inks into the polyester substrate allowing the item to be washed time and time again.

What ARE Applications Of Sublimation Ink?

sublimation ink(1. Textile Application

Designed for printing onto polyester substrates, these versatile inks will sublime onto polyester rich apparel fabrics, for example, sportswear; carpet fabrics; sails and flagging material. Fabrics retain their natural handle making this process ideal for garment sampling and also promotional banners. These printed fabrics are hardwearing and washable. Further information on Textile Ink products is available.

digital sublimation ink(2.  Hardware Application

Sublimation Ink is a perfect solution for heat transferring images onto pre-coated ceramics, metals and plastic. The list of applications is endless: mugs, decorative tiles, fridge magnets, mouse mats, trophies, and even surfboards!!! Due to the wide variety of substrates available, working with these inks opens the door to short or long run, quick response promotional gifts and product sampling. The process of transferring the image is quick and clean with excellent transfer from paper to the substrate.

Today’s article is here. Now, do you know more about sublimation ink? Any questions, please contact us. Thank you for your reading.


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