Two Useful Tips about Dye Sublimation Printing

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Two Useful Tips about Dye Sublimation Printing

Dye sublimation printing is an amazing technology: A sublimation printer prints the sublimation ink on a specially coated paper (sublimation paper). The ink dries and turns into a solid. When heat and pressure is applied to the inks on the paper, it quickly turns to gas and is forced into the garment. This process only takes few minute, but when heat is taken away, the gas becomes trapped in the fabrics
permanently. In this post, we will share two useful tip about dye sublimation printing. 🙂

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Prolong Sublimation Printer life

To ensure a long sublimation transfer printer life span, leave it on at all times. It is a common misconception that this will waste more ink when, in fact, the opposite is true. Leaving the printer on will allow it to perform short maintenance cycles to keep ink flowing and prevent clogged print heads. If you shut the printer down every night, it will do a more extensive, thorough cleaning the next time you turn it on, using a larger amount of ink.

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Use Sublimation Ink or Lose It

A printer’s dye sublimation inks have a shelf life. Leaving them in the printer too long will cause some problems, such as color shifting, head clogs and banding. Many people agree that you can print past the “use-by” date without any issues, but a good rule of thumb is to use the cartridges within six months of installing them. It is not recommended to print past six months of the use-by date. Marking the cartridges with the date on which you installed them is a good way to keep track of their life span.

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Our company is a supplier of materials of  sublimation transfer printing with over 10 years of experience. And we utilize the knowledge and experience obtained through years of involvement and puts it into research & development, innovation and design. Any demand or question, please contact us, and we will provide you the best service. Thank you for your time. 🙂

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