How to Use Sublimation Transfer Ink in a Normal Printer?
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Sublimation transfer ink differs from common dye-based ink because the ink is transferred to the medium from a solid state to a gaseous state. The medium for dye sublimation has a special coating to trap the ink, resulting in more precise blends than those created by fine dots from an inkjet printer. Since the dye sublimation ink penetrates the medium, the ink dries instantly and does not fade over time.
We know that only piezo printer can be used as sublimation printer, then we will figure out how to convert it into sublimation printers.
Before using dye sublimation ink on your printer, make sure it’s clean, any former ink residue will make your printing fail. Please clean your printer with the cleaning solution.
For sublimation printing, the essential must be the digital sublimation ink, any other ink will not work for these process. Please check if your ink is solvent based or water based, different printer, or lets’ say different printhead need different ink type.
Reset Printer Parameters
Because different ink have different technical criteria, the mainly talked is density, viscosity, surface tension etc. And the sublimation transfer ink consumption will different for different image. You may need more practice to get the perfect data in your RIP software.
Change ICC Profile if Needed
Same as printer parameters, ICC profile control how the ink performed with our visual colors. So if you need a high quality image and color consistence in different print run, please note to change a ICC profile which suit to your printer and ink.
Start Printing When Everything is Ready
Now you can start print when everything in control. One more thing to mention is: a good ink, good printer, good transfer paper, good heat press, and a standard working process together making a good output.
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