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Dye sublimation ink is the most commonly used ink that you see for sublimating textile products. It transfers ink from paper to fabrics. Sublimation ink is water-soluble that is made from raw and natural materials like plants, or some synthetic materials. The colorant, mixed with the water, gives the ink colors.
Compared to most other dye-based inks, you will find this one lasts longer. The ink is able to produce vivid, bright, saturated, brilliant photo-quality colors. Prints with this ink easily outstand cracking, peeling, and washing away by water.
As the ink contains Cyan Magenta Yellow Overcoating, it eliminates black ink that ensures a clear overcoating ink. Due to this, the printed objects are protected from moisture, air, and UV rays, as well.
Because of its small molecular particle size, the sublimation transfer ink gives brilliant and well-saturated colors. The ink is used in most inkjet printers as dye goes well with such printers.
As far as regular document printing is concerned, using the dye ink is recommended for inkjet printing to print PVC cards, paper, photo paper, etc. It’s a more economical option than pigment ink.
Dye sublimation ink is mostly used for heat transfer printing that allows a design to imprint on textiles from paper. The heat press machine delivers heat and pressure, and the dye turns into gas, synthetic fibers of the textile then open to receives the gas. When it’s cool, the colorant encapsulates and sticks to the garment firmly.
Apart from printing textiles, you can also use digital ink for printing metal, ceramic, fiberboard, and many other materials. However, a special coating on the surface is required to hold the dye ink properly so that the ink doesn’t get faded and cracked easily.
The ink is designed to print onto polyester rich apparel the most. Sports-wear, carper fabrics, flagging, and sailing materials go perfect with it.
Advantages of Using Sublimation Ink
Disadvantages of Using Dye Sublimation Ink