What’s the Storage Condition of Sublimation Transfer Ink?

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What’s the Storage Condition of Sublimation Transfer Ink?

Sublimation transfer ink is an essential consumable for sublimation printing. Therefore, it is vital to know the storage condition of sublimation ink if we want it to last longer and reduce cost. Proper storage of ink also ensures that the product doesn’t lose its properties during storage, which can otherwise affect the print quality. If you prefer to purchase dye sublimation ink in bulk, but don’t know how to store them. Hopefully, the following information will help you…

sublimation transfer ink

1. Keep Away from Sunlight
Most sublimation transfer ink is water based. If we store them in sunlight, the heat can cause the water to evaporate, making the ink more viscous. Using thick dye sublimation inks can damage our printer head nozzles, and the print quality is also likely to get affected. Furthermore, UV energies carried by sunlight will cause chemical decomposition of the ink material. This can cause ink to fade in color, and we’ll have to get our stock replaced prematurely.

sublimation ink2. Be Kept in Air Tight Containers
It’s strongly advised that we need to keep sublimation inks in air tight containers. If exposed to air, digital sublimation ink can dry, which can make them inappropriate for use.Furthermore, believe it or not, but exposure to air can also cause certain bacteria to grow in our dye sublimation ink. These bacteria can naturally degrade the ink material.

sublimation transfer printing 3. Keep the Batches Separate—Don’t Mix Them
In order to save space, some people are used mixing old sublimation ink of same color with a new batch and store them in the same bottle. This operation must be avoided. Because the old digital ink may be nearing its expiration date and as such mixing it with a new ink batch can reduce the product’s shelf life.Additionally, if an old batch is contaminated with air bubbles or bacteria, mixing it with the new batch of ink can also contaminate the other product.

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How Many Colors For Digital Sublimation Ink?

Digital sublimation ink is pigments suspended in a liquid solvent, which makes them similar to water in form. This type of ink is specifically used for sublimation and produce good images in brilliant colors. However, how many colors for sublimation ink?

digital sublimation ink

Dye Sublimation ink suit for Mimaki/Roland/Mutoh supplied with ICC profile for digital textile printing on Polyester, Nylon, Polyurethane, etc. and hot transferring on metal, porcelain, plastic, carpentry, etc. materials with coating. It can be printed on T-shirts, porcelain, clothes, glass and textile, decoration, outdoor advertising, gift field, fabric industry, portrait industry, label and card industry.

sublimation inkNowadays, sublimation ink is divided into two types: four colors: C (cyan), Y (yellow), M (magenta), K (black) and six colors:C (cyan), Y (yellow), M (magenta), K (black), LC (light cyan), LM (light magenta).


Theoretically, as long as the three primary colors can be synthesized in any color ( As we all known, any color is synthesized from the three primary colors. Color TV is an example which uses three color gun to synthesize into a variety of colorful images). Therefore, sublimation printer with 4 colors o six colors can print any color on the sublimation transfer paper. Generally, more cartridge color, higher precision it will be. So, the quality of six color printer will be better than the four color one.

sublimation printing inkWe are manufacturer of sublimation printing ink, our ink is non-toxic, more environmentally friendly, bright colors, wide gamut and has good transfer rate. Suitable for the plotters equipped with epson DX4, DX5 TFP, 5113, 4720 and DX7 printhead.


Features of Sublistar Digital Sublimation Ink:

a. Ideal for pretreated sublimation fabrics.
b. Formulated for faster drying times.
c. Variety of print solutions.
d. Cost per print is significantly reduced
e. Superior ink quality and performance.

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Why Dye Sublimation Printing is Eco-friendly?

Dye Sublimation printing has lots of obvious advantages, we can create all over designs and the ink remains bright and vivid on the substrate. But, what is often overlooked is the environmental impact of sublimation printing.

dye sublimation printing


Firstly, compared to print screening, which uses large amounts of water, sublimation transfer printing uses none. Because the process turns the solid directly to a gas, there is absolutely no need for water.

Secondly, the ink that dye sublimation printing uses are completely safe. They don’t pose health risks to the people who handle them, nor any harm to the environment. Printers usually opt for using digital sublimation ink of 4 colors-CYMK, so the result is that only a minimal amount of dye inks are actually used.

digital sublimation ink


Thirdly, the same sublimation print can be used multiple times to print on more than just the one garment. This is a process which is called exhaust printing. Although subsequent prints will reduce in intensity, it will still work for a number of pieces and this will create its own unique effect.

In addition, dye sublimation paper can be used as materials for other crafts. They work well as stationery or gift wrappers. So, there is very little waste and sublimation transfer paper and tissue paper are always recycled.

Of course, this printing technique has a disadvantage which is the limited number of materials that it can work on. And, polyester is not good for the environment. However we can opt for recycled polyester, no? 😉

dye sublimation paper


In general, compared to other printing methods that use solvents and additional chemicals, sublimation printing is much more eco-friendly.Our company is supplier and manufacturer of materials which are essential for sublimation, such as sublimation transfer paper, sublimation ink… Any question, please contact us, and our team will provide you the best service. Thank you for your reading. 🙂

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