What Do You Know about Sticky Sublimation Transfer Paper?

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What Do You Know about Sticky Sublimation Transfer Paper?

   When it comes to the sublimation transfer paper, many people only know the fast dry sublimation paper. But there is another kind of transfer paper called sticky sublimation paper (you can also call it tacky sublimation paper or adhesive sublimation paper). Today, we will have a brief introduction about this kind of paper.

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   What is sticky sublimation paper?

   Sticky sublimation paper is one type of sublimation paper, the difference is that it has a sticky coating. The sticky coating will be activated by heat. After the sticky coating is activated, it will adhere to the textile very firmly, so after the transfer is finished and when you lift the press up, the paper will still firmly adhere to the textile, it prevents the paper and textile from moving, the ghosting will not occur.

   When should we use the sticky sublimation paper?

   When to use the sticky sublimation paper? It is mainly depends the fabric you use. The tacky paper is mostly used in stretch material such as lycra, polyester with spandex and so on. These stretch material has a elastic, it is much easier moving during the transfer. The common applications are the straitjacket, swimwear, cycling clothes.

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   Only when you use the right sublimation paper, then you can get a good result. If you have any other questions, welcome to contact us.

 


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Do You Know How to Use Sticky Sublimation Paper Appropriately?

   Sticky sublimation paper is a kind of transfer paper with a special coating on the printing side, it is designed for stretch fabric and can avoid ghosting effectively. But people also find that the sticky paper is not easy to use correctly, because sometimes it is too sticky and sometimes it is not sticky enough.  How to avoid the problem?

   1.  Choose the right level of the tack in different seasons.
If you are intend to buy sticky sublimation paper, then pay attention to the seasons. For different seasons, the level of tack should be different. For the high tack sublimation paper, it’s  viscous force has increased by 50%. It is suitable to be used in the dry seasons like autumn and winter. When people want to print light images, high sticky paper is also the best choice.

   2. The fabric
Generally speaking, if the surface of the fabric is smooth, the paper and fabric will be hard to glue together. If you want to print on the smooth fabric, you should also choose the high sticky paper.

   3. The humidity of the working environment
Usually the higher humidity means the higher tack. Some customers will find the sticky paper usually has a better performance in spring and summer. This is because in the spring and summer, there has enough moisture in the air, so the paper has a high level tack. If you want to print on autumn and winter, you’d better choose high sticky paper, or put the sublimation paper in the place where has high humidity. Besides, pay attention to the drying time when printing with sticky paper, and don’t let paper becomes too dry.

   4. The storage
Unused sticky transfer paper should be tightly sealed. If you expose it to the air, you will find it is easy to be non-sticky. And the printed sticky paper should be used in 2-24 hours. If you can’t transfer the images in time, you should also seal it tightly.

The sticky sublimation paper usually has a higher price than fast dry sublimation paper, so try to use it correctly can help you save a lot. Next time when you use sticky sublimation paper, please remember these tips.

 


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