Dye Sublimation Paper: How to Determine Different Weight Should Use?

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Dye Sublimation Paper: How to Determine Different Weight Should Use?

If you hear the word GSM in a conversation related to the sublimation printing process, you can be pretty certain that it is the thickness of the transfer paper that is being discussed. The significance of this word is the weight per square meter of the dye sublimation paper. Though we believe that heavy weight sublimation paper have a better quality, the weight of the paper can’t be the only indicator to judge the paper’s quality. And do you know how to determine different weight of sublimation paper should use? 😉

dye sublimation paper


58gsm sublimation transfer paper is dedicated to the latest high-speed digital printers. This kind of paper can help eliminate head strikes to reduce the consumption of ink with fine detail definition and color gradient transition will be more smooth during printing. If the textile requires little ink , such as summer clothes , you should choose 58g sublimation paper.

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75gsm-80gsm dye sublimation paper is your best choice in the humidity under 45%. Because in low humidity, the paper shrinks, and the print side is hunched-up. During the process, the paper absorbs ink, which leads to the “hunch-up”. 75gsm-80gsm is softer, it could relief the “hunch-up” and protect your print-head from damage.

110-120gsm sublimation printing paper should be used in the humidity above 70%. Since the paper is very easy to become damp with a high humidity, it will become softer and stiffness is weak at the same time. If low weight paper is used, it will be hard to print smoothly because of the stiffness and hardness go down.

sublimation transfer paper


Our company is supplier of materials of sublimation printing, if you have any other needs or questions welcome to contact us at any time. We will try our best to provide you the best quality product and service. Hope my article can be useful to you. Thank you for your reading. 🙂

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