What is the Difference Between Inkjet Printers and Dye Sublimation Printers?

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What is the Difference Between Inkjet Printers and Dye Sublimation Printers?

The difference between the ink-jet printer and the dye sublimation is not only the quality of the photo prints but also the process used to create the photo. An ink-jet printer uses a printer cartridge that creates an image that is 300 x 300 dpi (dots per inch.) Most printer cartridge brands do not create a resolution that is true photo quality. Most customers also complain that the printer cartridge does not contain enough ink to print more than 20 or 25 photos before needing replacement.

The dye sublimation printers use a ribbon that can print at 5760 x 1440 dpi, and can print 16.77 million different colors. It can also print 256 colors on one dot with a square resolution. That means the color is the same on both sides. The ink-jet does not have this capability.

Some ink-jet manufacturers claim that their printer cartridges print photos that will last for centuries. However, customers have complained that the photos fade after only a few years, and if the photo gets wet–the colors run. It seems that almost all printer cartridge brands have this problem. In factory tests, the dye sublimation printers create an image that does not fade, and the colors do not run when wet. If a wet coffee cup is placed on the photos, it will not leave a ring.

The Difference Between Inkjet And Dye Sublimation Printers

Dye sublimation is a process that defuses the dye, not ink, onto the paper. The dye is in the form of a ribbon that creates a defused gas when heat is applied. The special receiving layer on the paper absorbs the dye. Using different heat settings to create the colors needed creates the different shades. The print head is capable of printing 256 different shades of each color. The dye is sealed onto the paper using a special over coating layer. This protects the image from fingerprints, water damage and UV light. As soon as the prints leave the printer, they are dry and ready to touch. This eliminates running, smudging and blotching of the colors.

Since dye sublimation printers can produce a continuous tone, the need for a higher resolution is not necessary. Dye sublimation can fool the human eye so that a resolution of 300 dpi will be equal to an ink-jet printing at 4800 dpi.

The Difference Between Inkjet And Dye Sublimation Printers

Dye sublimation, which is often shortened to dye sub, is known for high quality and continuous tone output. All graduations of color are used to create the continuous tone process. For example, when showing the scale from white to black, a continuous tone printer will print all the shades of gray that occur between true white and true black. Ink-jet printers use half tone colors.

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RIP Computer and Print Machine Cannot Be Connected, How to solve?

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Check the connection of the USB Cable
  1. Remove the USB cable at the end of the Machine side and re-connect it again
  2. Remove the USB cable at the end of the PC side and re-connect it again
  3. Switch USB socket on PC to another side if the PC has several sockets
  4. Checking cable condition of the USB Cable that make sure no hurt or any damage on the Cable
  5. Remove other USB devices if there are some devices connected
Checking standard of the PC and USB Cable
  1. Checking of PC USB connector and USB cable are standardized USB 2.0
  2. Checking standardized correspondence of USB2.0 of USB Cable. Standard length for USB cable is Max.5m. If cable length is not enough from USB port of Machine to PC, prepare extension cables. Check the USB connection if data transfer is no problem before using extension cable. (Extension cable cannot connect more than 3 cables, except JFX. (Extension cable cannot connect more than 2 cables for JFX)
  3. Replacing USB cable with other one
  4. Checking of the PC specification. If PC Specification is not enough speed Machine will wait the data from PC and sometime Head carriage go back to the Home position until enough data received.Data is received when printing mode is indicating in the Printer panel. During this time if the head carriage is stopped at home position 2 or 3 seconds or more, possibly printing data is not coming from PC quick enough

RIP Computer And Print Machine Cannot Be Connected, What Should We do?

Away from the electrical Noise
  1. Checking and moving some large machine which is created noise on electrical circuit and away from Mimaki Machine
  2. Mounting ferrite core on the USB cable to remove noise on the USB Cable
Other checks
  1. Trying performing of Data clear once
  2. Rebooting of the Machine and the PC
  3. Retrying printing of same data from spooling
  4. When Mimaki Raster Link Pro software is used, check correct Machine in the Raster Link Pro setting
  5. Open the Printer Management window of Raster Link Pro
  6. Check Printer name and port See the Raster Link Pro Installation guide for the detail) ※ If multiple printers are connected to 1 PC, target machine could not detect because Machine name has same name. In case of this, switch / in the machine panel and click on [Renew status] in Raster Link Pro
  7. If you still have this error, please contact us online.

RIP Computer And Print Machine Cannot Be Connected, What Should We do?


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Digital Printing – Something you should know About Inkjet Printer

What is digital printing?

Digital printing describes the process of transferring a document on a personal computer or other digital storage device to a printing substrate by means of a device that accepts text and graphic output. As with other digital processes, information is reduced to binary code, or “digitized,” to facilitate its storage and reproduction. Digital printing has steadily replaced lithography in many markets, especially at the consumer and business level, as a result of its substantially lower production costs.

The following peripheral s are all capable of digital printing:

Inkjet printer
Laser printer
Multifunction peripheral

Digital Printing – We Talk About Inkjet Printer

Inkjet Printer:

An inkjet printer is a computer peripheral that produces hard copy by spraying ink onto paper. A typical inkjet printer can produce copy with a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch ( dpi ). Some inkjet printers can make full color hard copies at 600 dpi or more. Many models include other devices such as a scanner , photocopier , and dedicated fax machine along with the printer in a single box.

In the inkjet printing mechanism, the print head has several tiny nozzles, also called jets. As the paper moves past the print head, the nozzles spray ink onto it, forming the characters and images. An inkjet printer can produce from 100 to several hundred pages, depending on the nature of the hard copy, before the ink cartridges must be replaced. There is usually one black ink cartridge and one so-called color cartridge containing ink in primary pigments (cyan, magenta, and yellow). Some inkjet printers use a single cartridge with cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink. A few models require separate cartridges for each primary pigment, along with a black ink cartridge.

The principal advantage of inkjet printers is the fact that most of them are inexpensive. Inkjet printers are often given away at computer superstores along with the purchase of a personal computer or substantial peripheral. Even the cheapest inkjet printers are satisfactory for most of the needs of personal computer users. High-end inkjet printers can render digital images on special paper, with quality rivaling that of professionally produced glossy or matte photographs. Another advantage of inkjet printers is their light weight and modest desktop footprint . Many models are easy to transport, and are preferred by traveling salespeople for this reason alone.

Digital Printing – We Talk About Inkjet Printer

Some Disadvantages:

The copy from an inkjet printer needs a little time to dry. Adequate drying time is especially important if the hard copy contains large regions of solid black or color. Inkjet printers also require non-porous paper. In bond paper containing cotton or other fibers, the ink may bleed along the fibers.

Paper designed especially for inkjet printers is heavier than the paper used with laser printer s or photocopiers (24 pound vs 20 pound), has higher brilliance (it’s “whiter”). And It is somewhat more expensive. Another limitation is the fact that most inkjet printers are slow and they are not designed for high-volume print jobs. While the initial cash outlay for an inkjet printer may be modest (or zero), this type of printer is expensive to operate over time compared with a laser printer. When it is necessary to make hundreds of copies per day or thousands of copies per week, an office quality laser printer is a better choice.


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