Do You Know What Qualities a Good Sublimation Paper Should Have?

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sublimation paper

Do You Know What Qualities a Good Sublimation Paper Should Have?

 

When most people talk about sublimation they generally tend to talk about the sublimation paper or the ink or maybe the sublimation printer. Today we will discuss what qualities a good sublimation paper should have.

sublimation paper

sublimation paper

The first thing you need to know is that we divides sublimation paper into three categories. We recognize that our categories may only be valid to us, but they work for our purposes and may work for yours. Those categories are: High Release; Low or Standard Release; Hybrid .

 

High Release sublimation paper typically require lower press times to release the majority of their sublimation dye into the substrate. This decreased press time can also decreas your production time, and may increase your  margins.  High release papers work very well for lower DPI prints of artwork on fabrics or other “soft goods”, and may also provide slightly superior color transfer. One thing you should be aware of is that high release papers typically don’t dry as fast.  If you are printing large numbers of sheets and allow the sheets to stack up, you may experience some smearing of the ink as one sheet feeds out on top of another.

sublimation paper

sublimation paper

 

As you can see, the type of sublimation papers you choose can have a large bearing on the success and cost of your sublimation printing. All sublimation papers are not created equal, and the cheapest option may not always be the best.  Before you settle on one paper, take the time to test a few and see which one works best for you and your business. If you are interested in testing EnMart’s Mpres paper, simply contact us and ask for a sample pack. We’re confident in our paper, and we believe, once you’ve tested a sample, you will be as well.

dye sublimation paper

dye sublimation paper

We supplier many kinds Sublimation Material like dye sublimation paper, sublimation ink also the sublimation printer, any need, pls feel free to let me know, we will waiting for you!


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Differences between Dye Sublimation Paper and Heat Transfer Paper

There is often some confusion involving the differences between dye sublimation paper and heat transfers paper. You may be asking yourself which garment ecoration method is better: heat transfer or sublimation printing? The answer is that both are great! In order to clarify the difference between the digital sublimation paper and heat transfer paper, we must to understand the principle of the sublimation and heat transfer first.

Dye Sublimation Paper

Sublimation Vs. Heat Transfer Printing
Sublimation printing adds color to the surface of the substrate (the item being printed). Sublimation on the other hand is a dye process, meaning that it actually penetrates and re-colors the substrate below the surface. With this process, the sublimation ink becomes part of the fabric rather than adding a layer on top. This results in a transfer that is unmatched in both durability and feel. It also means that the transfer is incredibly durable, and under normal conditions, the images you produce will last as long as the product itself.

Heat transfer is the process of printing onto special transfer paper and using a heat press or home iron to transfer it onto a shirt. And heat transfer paper adds a layer on top of the garment. This additional layer can be physically felt and is less durable than sublimation and can become faded and cracked over time with numerous wash cycles.

Sublimation VS Heat Transfer

Sublimation VS Heat Transfer

The Difference between Sublimation Transfer Paper and Heat Transfer Paper
After knowing above principle, now it is time to return to our theme: what is the difference between sublimation printing paper and heat transfer paper?
(1. Ink:
-Sublimation paper usually use with sublimation ink.
-Heat transfer paper usually use with dye ink, pigment ink, solvent ink or others.
(2. Media:
Dye Sublimation paper works on polyesters (cotton≤40% ), mouse pad, banner and hard surface, such as mug, ceramic and aluminum plate, etc. But it is exclusively for white or light-colored garments.
-Heat transfer paper is that most papers work on both cotton and polyester fabrics and this type of paper is designed to work for either dark or light-colored garments.
(3. Pressure:
-Heat transfer paper requires higher pressure than sublimation transfer paper during the transfer process.

dye sublimation paper

dye sublimation paper

Hopefully this blog has helped you, and if you still have questions, do not hesitate to reach out to our team who are more than happy to help you find the best solution. Thank you for your reading. 🙂


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Tips and Tricks in Storing Unused Sublimation Transfer Paper

   No matter what kind of sublimation transfer paper you buy, try to store it correctly is always the first step. Inappropriate storage will lead to many troubles when printing. Then how to store the unused transfer paper?transfer paper

   First, check the sublimation paper when you receive it, and you should check the sublimation paper from 2 aspects:
   1. Whether the bag is damaged or the carton is damped?
   2. Whether the carton is deformed?

   The next step is checking the expiration date. Generally speaking, the expiration date of normal sublimation paper is 7 months. So remember to use the sublimation paper you bought before.

sublimation paper

   Finally, pay attention to the environment of storage.Unused sublimation paper should keep away from the place where exposed to direct sunlight. For the ideal environment, the temperature should be 10-30℃, and the humidity is 40-70%RH. Besides, you’d better put the paper on the pallet, or it will be easy to be damped.

   So, have you got it?


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