Why Sublimation Printing Works So Well On Polyester Fabric?

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Why Sublimation Printing Works So Well On Polyester Fabric?

Dye sublimation is an advanced printing method that involves transferring text or graphic images onto items. When it comes to pick a fabric for dye sublimation printing, polyester is the best choice. Here is why polyester works so well in dye sublimation printing:

sublimation printing

1. Beautiful, lasting printed colors
Dye sublimation printing consists of the following steps:
1) A graphic or text is digitally printed on sublimation transfer paper.
2) The transfer paper is placed in a heat press. The heat press helps sublimate the print onto a fabric.

It’s important to test fabrics before dye sublimation printing. Due to high heat, with temperatures ranging from 380 to 400 degrees, a fabric may easily burn. Heat is used to convert the dye sublimation ink into a gaseous state.

Fabrics such as cotton, nylon, etc. cannot hold the ink during the heating process. Polyester is the only material that can enable the bonding of the ink and ensure beautiful, long lasting colors. This is why national flags, banners and graphic t-shirts are made of polyester.

2. Fade-resistant
Printed graphics, text or logo on polyester fabric will not crack, fade or diminish. No matter how many times you wash it, the printed image won’t come off or lose color.

On the other hand, printed images on a cotton fabric can chip or peel off. Cotton is prone to fading, especially after repeated washing.

If you are looking for permanent printing then polyester is the best one. Printed images are embedded in the fabric’s substrate rather than printed on the surface.

3. Rich printed colors
Last but not least, polyester ensures rich printed colors. As sublimation dye is converted to gas during heating, the fabric’s tone blend into each other. The final product looks absolutely stunning.

4. Percentage of polyester in a fabric
It’s a good idea to use a 100 percent polyester fabric to achieve the best result. But, you can even work with at least 60 percent polyester fabric.

Today’s article is shared here, We FeiYue Digital Technology Co., Ltd mainly manages sublimation paper, inkjet printer, digital printing inks, calendering machines and accessories. If you are interested in our products, please feel free to contact us. We will reply as soon as possible. Thanks for your browsing.

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How To Choose Suitable Adhesive Degree Sticky Sublimation Paper?

Sticky sublimation paper for elastic fabrics, generally used for sportswear, swimwear, yoga clothes, mountaineering suits and so on with elastic fabric.

Sticky sublimation transfer paper is specially developed for thermal fabric sublimation transfer printing. Adhesive paper is added with binder in the coating. The transfer paper coating can be bonded to the fabric during thermal transfer to avoid heat Transfer of paper and fabric slip and the emergence of the “eye socket” “ghost” and other printed defects.

sticky sublimation paper

High-quality sticky sublimation paper can bring high-quality products, then how to judge the quality of viscous sublimation paper? Mainly from the following three points to judge.

1.The base paper on the fabric starts falling off when you hold the paper up, and you shake the fabric a little. The base paper just fall off, that is the low sticky type.

2.For the medium-sticky type, you can see the electrodes starts falling off after shaking, but it still stick on the fabric.

tacky sublimation paper

3.For fully sticky type, no matter how hard you shake the fabric, the base paper still stick firmly on the fabric even the edges. And when you try to peel the base paper off the fabric, you can see the fabric is a little Stretching.

From the above three points can be seen tacky sublimation paper is divided into three different grades, you can according to their own needs to choose different degrees of sticky sublimation paper.

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What’s The Main Application Of 3.2m Sublimation Paper?

Dye-sublimation printing is the good digital printing technology for polyester and other synthetic fabrics and media. Today we will introduce you our newly 3.2m sublimation paper, generally we produce 3.2m sublimation paper long time ago, but we just produce 100 gram, now we can produce 50gram to 140gram.

3.2m sublimation paper

Now our sublimation transfer paper can transfer synthetic fabric up to 3.2 meters wide. We put this to use mainly for large textile banners and signage especially for high quality exhibition graphics. Soft signage is becoming ever increasingly popular due to the ease of packing and transport. It is light and can be easily folded for packing getting around the need to ship heavy large rolls of media.

The process uses the science of sublimation, in which heat and pressure are applied to a solid, turning it into a gas through an endothermic reaction without passing through the liquid phase. The image is first printed to a special transfer paper. It it then feed through a high pressure roller heat-press which effectively turns the ink in the paper to a gas. The polymer molecules of the polyester or other synthetic fabrics softens under the heat.

Once transferred on the heat-press the printed and transferred fabric goes to our finishing dept. for any finishing that needs to be performed before the textile is delivered and put to work.

large format sublimation paper

Sublimation is terrific Lycra/Spandex and other sportswear fabrics. It is also great for hard wearing upholstery applications custom chairs Sublimation onto synthetics is perfect for inflatables like this delightful castle from Airspace.

In addition, we Feiyue Team offers the equipment in sublimation printing process, such as sublimation paper, sublimation ink, inkjet printer and some other accessories. If you are looking for a sublimation equipment supplier, please feel free to contact us. We will provide you the best quality product at a affordable price.

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