Why We Can’t Print on Cotton Fabric Directly?

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Why We Can’t Print on Cotton Fabric Directly?

   Nowadays, sublimation printing on the t-shirt is very popular, you can print anything you want in the t-shirt you wear. You can customize the t-shirts for your stuff, your family, your friends or anyone else.

sublimation printing on cotton fabric

   Some of my customers are make a living by sublimating t-shirt for others, but they often asked me why they can’t print well, for example, the t-shirt will turn to yellowish after printing. At this time, i will ask them 3 questions:

   1. What fabric you use?
   2. What sublimation paper you use?
   3. What is the temperature?

   In order to save the cost, many people will use the A4 size sublimation paper for t-shirt printing. But sublimation paper are not suitable for all fabrics. When you print the 100% cotton t-shirt, you should use the t-shirt transfer paper, or the printing result will be bad.

sublimation printing on cotton t-shirt

   Many people may ask that why we can’t use sublimation transfer paper for cotton t-shirt printing, this is because the cotton fabric can not endure high temperature, but the sublimation transfer paper must work under the temperature between 200℃~230℃. If you use the t-shirt paper, you can set the temperature to 170℃ or 180℃.

   If you still want to use the sublimation paper for t-shirt printing, we can provide you one product called subli cotton paper. You can put the subli cotton transfer paper on the garment, then heat press with temperature 150 centigrade last 20 seconds. Then you can transfer the image from the sublimation paper to the garment.


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