Do you Know How To Store Your Dye Sublimation Paper?

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Do you Know How To Store Your Dye Sublimation Paper?

Dye sublimation paper is one of the main materials of sublimation printing. In order to ensure the quality of the paper, we should remember the following suggestions about how to store sublimation paper.

dye sublimation paper

Checking
When receiving the digital sublimation paper, we should first check whether the appearance of the paper in the transport process is damaged: First, whether transfer paper-plastic packaging is broken and packaging cartons are damped. What is more, whether carton serious is deformed, paper roll is deflated. The last, whether the packaging carton is piercing, puncture transfer paper, etc. Such a sublimation paper should be rejected.

sublimation transfer paperDamp Proof
No matter which type of paper is very sensitive to the humidity in the air, the water content of the paper changes with the humidity of the air. Therefore, the sublimation transfer paper is preferably stored in a low humidity environment. And, the ideal storage conditions are relative humidity 40-70% RH, temperature 10-30 ℃, stacked on the stack in order to avoid moisture.

Stacking
Stacking, such as the shape of the pyramid, or separated according to the width of the stacked size, stacking layer should not exceed the limit marked outside the carton, generally not more than 5 layers.

sublimation transfer printingAvoid Direct Sunlight
Paper contains lignin, when it thought the sun after insolation, the moisture content of the paper will be evaporated. Then, the sublimation paper will be embrittlement or deformation.

Our company, Sublistar, is based on dye sublimation paper making and has our own paper making factory. Dimensions can be divided into sheet size, roll size, and jumbo reel size sublimation paper. And, we are the supplier of other materials of sublimation transfer printing, such as sublimation ink, heat press machine, sublimation printer..and so on. Any questions, please contact us. Our team will provide you the best service. Today’s post is here. Thank you for your reading.


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Why Digital Sublimation Paper can Transfer Ink on Fabric?

As we all known, digital sublimation paper is based on ordinary paper (based paper), and then a special coating is made on it so that heat transfer, patterns and transfer to the surface you want. However, what do you know why digital sublimation paper can transfer ink on fabric?

Functions of special coating
Sublimation coating is a functional part of sublimation transfer paper, it plays several important roles at the same time, like absorb the sublimation ink, separate the sublimation dye and the base paper to prevent the sublimation dye from penetrating into the base paper, and absorb the water in the sublimation ink. The third function is the drying process.

digital sublimation paperIn sublimation coating, there is a part named “water removal layer”, this part helps to deal with the drying of the paper, after the sublimation paper is printed. We use water-based sublimation ink, which means the carrier is water. Only when the water is gone, all the sublimation dyes stay at the surface, the sublimation transfer result will be as good as you expected. That’s why we always emphasize that the sublimation paper should be completely dry when you transfer it, otherwise the transfer result will not be good, because all the sublimation dye is unable to transfer to the textile when the paper is still wet.

How the “water removal layer” works?
There are many small holes in the water removal layer after the ink-receiving layer absorbs the sublimation ink, those small holes in the water removal layer, they will absorb the water or solvent (if use solvent-based sublimation ink) quickly, to help the paper drying very fast. Those small holes are round, or like balls, the diameter is 0.3-2um. According to our research, the round balls could help absorb the water or solvent the most than other shapes, that why all bro-sis sublimation paper adopts this type of formula.

The content of the water removal layer is about 2-3 grams. It can be too much or too little. If too few, then it can not absorb the water or solvent in time, then the paper dries very slowly. It also can not be too much, because if there are too many balls, they will absorb the sublimation dye after they absorb all the waters or solvents, then those sublimation dyes are unable to be transferred, the transfer result will not be very good. We have one type of sublimation paper, named “instant dry”, it dries faster than the” fast dry” type, but the transfer efficiency is not as good as “fast dry”, is because the water removal layer is more than 2-3 grams. That’s how it works.


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Points Decide the Quality of Sublimation Printing Paper

Sublimation printing paper plays a very important role in the sublimation transfer process. Because it decides how much ink could be absorbed and how much ink could be released to the textile which will directly influence the sublimation transfer result, And today we are going to share an article about what decides the quality of dye sublimation paper.

sublimation printing paper

1. Paper Appearance: Pay attention to the paper roll, unwinding and winding formation, the paper is not skewed, the paper is not curled, no wrinkles and stains.

sublimation transfer paper2. Anti-curl Coating: It helps the dye sublimation paper from getting curling. In order to save the material cost, some factories won’t do the anti-curl coating, the paper will have a very big curing problem, the most serious consequence is that it will hurt or damage your expensive piezo printer head.

3. Print Clarity: high-precision mode to print test patterns, requirements: ① lines should be clear, not open; ② no obvious edge of the edge; ③ lines are not blurred.

4. Transfer rate. A good transfer rate can make the transferred substrate more beautiful and save more ink.

dye sublimation paper5. Print Flatness, uniformity and drying speed: with 720 × 720dpi, 260% ink printing black 1 m long color block. Requirements: ① print wrinkle height is small (should not rub the nozzle and leave a safe distance); ② color surface no white or no obvious white spots; ③ no ink on the back of the ink through the black spots (no print ); ④ touch the printed piece with your fingers to stick the stick as the standard, the drying time is not greater than 9 minutes (which is the standard of ordinary quick-drying paper for dry paper is not more than 90 seconds.)

In general, the selection of the sublimation transfer paper can assist in the ability to handle the sublimation ink and provide a desired high fidelity image. Fei Yue Digital Technology Co., Ltd has our own sublimation printing paper factory which can provide you many kinds of sublimation transfer paper. Any questions, please contact us, and we will provide the best service for you. Thank you for your reading. 🙂


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