Step By Step Make Your Dye Sublimation Printing Images Prefect!
Dye sublimation printing is used to create custom printed images in full color on a number of different substrates and most popularly, fabrics such as polyester. It’s a two-step process that creates some of the most vibrant and durable prints we offer.
This is where the actual “sublimation” occurs because the printed image on the sublimation paper is transferred into the fabric material from the heat and pressure of the heat press. The dye sublimation printing process takes the ink, which was a liquid before being printed onto the transfer paper and becoming a solid, to a gas, by passing turning the ink back into a liquid and then turning it back into a solid that becomes part of the fabric.
Using special sublimation inks are used to print custom images in full color onto a ‘high-release’ transfer paper that is heat resistant. The images are produced in reverse of the original artwork on the sublimation sheet from the panels that hold the ink. The large format digital printer produces a continuous print and tone, which prevents inks from dotting or “dithering” meaning any ink droplet can be any color and won’t run, creating photo quality clarity graphics.
Once the transfer paper has the reverse image printed, it is ready for the heat press stage of the dye sublimation process. This is where your images are printed onto the fabric banner. The transfer sublimation printed is inserted into a heat press set at 220 degree. The polyester, dye sub fabric banner is inserted into the heat press.
The dye is infused into the substrate at a molecular level rather than topical as you might see in screen printing onto fabrics or other garment materials. The print is 100% dry once it leaves the printer so it the image becomes permanent and doesn’t peel or fade. The printed colors are more vivid because of the dye bonding to the fibers of the fabric and continue tone of the print can be achieved without having to use any special techniques. This process also creates a higher print quality because the image can be printed edge to edge on the materials.
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