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With the continuous development of digital printing technology, sublimation industry has developed faster and faster. Speaking of sublimation industry, sublimation printing is essential to the process. Sublimation printing is the portrait, landscape, text and other graphic use of sublimation ink with inkjet printer to mirror the reverse way to print on the sublimation of paper, through the thermal transfer equipment heated to 200 degrees Celsius, sublimation. The paper on the sublimation of the ink will be in the form of gasification into the substrate, so that the image of the sublimation of the color of the image to the textile, porcelain cup, porcelain plate, porcelain, metal and other materials on a New Technology.
Sublimation printing is essential for sublimation paper, sublimation paper in accordance with the performance classification. It can be divided into fast-drying sublimation paper and viscous sublimation paper, fast-drying sublimation paper. It is based on the base paper with a layer of coating , Viscous sublimation paper is based on the base paper with a layer of coating, and then add sugar, so that the formation of sticky thermal sublimation paper. Viscous sublimation paper is generally high grams of heavy sublimation paper, the general weight of 100 grams and 120 grams.
Why sticky sublimation paper will produce it?
We all know that our clothing is generally elastic and non-elastic fabric of the points. In the transfer of non-elastic fabric, we can use fast-drying sublimation paper. Then, transfer elastic cloth it? If we use fast-drying sublimation paper transfer elastic fabric. Then it is prone to ghosting, blurred, unclear situation. So, in order to meet the needs of transfer elastic fabric, we use viscous sublimation paper.
So, what is the scope of application of viscous sublimation paper? In general, the use of a wide range of sportswear, swimsuits, baseball clothes, basketball clothes, mountaineering suits, etc., with a flexible fabric.
In general, as long as the fabric with flexibility, then we can use viscous sublimation paper to transfer, which is a major sublimation printing progress, no longer make the elastic fabric transfer out of a variety of problems.
Why Sticky Sublimation Paper Dry Slower Than Regular Paper?
Sticky sublimation paper is a kind of sublimation paper. The main difference between the normal sublimation paper is that it has a sticky coating. The sticky coating can adhere to the textiles very firmly, and it can help the paper and textiles not moving during the sublimation printing.
The sticky sublimation paper is mainly applied to stretch materials like lycra, polyester with spandex、polyester with cotton(<30%). There are many advantages of sticky sublimation paper, such as high transfer rate, good drying time, sharp text and fine lines as there is no movement between paper and fabric… But many people are puzzled one problem that why the sticky/tacky sublimation paper dries slower than regular sublimation transfer paper, even though the sticky paper is quick-dry type as well. This doesn’t mean the sticky paper has quality problem.
The coating of the sticky sublimation paper is the main factor that can influence the speed of drying. The coating of sticky sublimation paper is mainly made up of high molecular polymer. Different with the fast dry sublimation paper, this kind of coating is water-based, so the sticky sublimation paper needs longer drying time. And there is one thing that you should know: the higher tackiness is, the slower the paper dries. You should choose the suitable sticky paper instead of higher sticky paper.
Different factories and customers have different requirements about the sticky sublimation paper. Some of them pay more attention to the tackiness of the paper, because they just want high sticky paper, and don’t care the drying speed. But some factories and customers just put a little sticky coating onto the paper to improve some performance of the regular paper.