How to Choose a Right Dye Sublimation Printer?

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How to Choose a Right Dye Sublimation Printer?

A dye sublimation printer is a computer printer which uses heat to transfer dye onto materials such as a plastic, card, paper, or fabric. As we all known , an inkjet printer is an important part of sublimation printing, but do you know how to choose a right one? And, today we will help you select the correct printer from the following aspects.

Dye Sublimation Printer

Your Business
Choosing the correct sublimation transfer printer requires first determining what you want to sublimate. Are you printing large designs on apparel? Smaller items, such as coasters, cellphone covers, flip flops, bag tags and plaques? Full-color graphics? High-definition photography? Your choice depends on your business, no?

Printing-field Size
Our company is manufacturer of large format dye sublimation printer, and for this reason , today we take the this type of printer for example.
Large Format printers are printers with the width of more than A2 (42 cm) and its most can reach 3.2 metros. If you want to print the fabric, the flag or other big things, the you’d better choose it.
( Note that most printers do not print to the edge of the paper, thus the true printing field is slightly smaller than the media size.)

Mimaki Sublimation Printer


Number of Ink Colors
Under most occasions, people usually choose the printer with 4 colors. But if you are doing fine art or photographic work where subtle shades of color make a big difference, then the more colors, the better.

Speed of Printing
Of course everyone wants the fastest printer they can get, the concept being more pieces per hour equals more profits. However, when reviewing printing speeds, be sure to pay attention to the details during the process of sublimation printing. First of all focus on color printing, not black printing. Second look closely at the image size used for the speed specs.

Many people take the price into the first consideration. There is a good news that our Chinese manufacturer of inkjet printer- Oric inkjet printer, not only have a good quality, but also can meet your requirement of the price

Epson Dye Sublimation Printer


Any question, please contact us, and our team will provide the best service for you. Thanks for your reading. 🙂

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Why People Choose Sublimation Printing for Sportswear?

What is sublimation printing?
Sublimation printing often referred to as dye sublimation printing or digital sublimation is the digital printing process in which full-color artwork is printed first onto a sheet of high-release paper and then transferred by heat press machine onto apparel or other items.

Sublimation Printing

Why choose to sublimate vs. screen print on Sportswear?
As we known, a lot of sportswear and sports uniforms are made out of polyester, which is a tougher material than cotton. Sublimation printing is going to be able to get through to that material and print out the logo that the user is looking to get. It also does not take that long to print using a sublimation printer. This will leave you with a more breathable, soft-hand feel to the fabric than screen printing. The best part is that the numbers, letters and graphics do not wear off!

screen printing vs sublimation printing

The benefits of sublimation printing include:
(1. Full color on small runs. Unlike screen printing, there is no need for separate screens, films, or a great deal of setup for sublimation. Though you may well need to have us refine your art, the process thereafter is straightforward, and on smaller orders may prove less expensive overall than screen printing.
(2. Less need for minimum orders. We are more likely to be able to accommodate a smaller order or re-order when you sublimate, due to the reduced amount of setup needed to print your item.
(3. Individual customization. Though art charges may apply for this level of customization, seeing as each garment is printed from it’s own transfer rather than en masse on the same set of screens, this method makes it much easier to add individual customization to each printed item.
(4. Lighter hand. The nature of sublimation means that prints are never heavy or thick. The garment is unchanged by the process, save for the addition of your art.
Durability. There is no cracking or peeling in a sublimated print, they last as long as the garment.

sublimation on sportswear

So, what about advantages of digital sublimation on sportswear?
Here are some details:
(1. Permanence: images do not wash off or fade
(2. Printing does not crack
(3. Designs are dyed directly onto the fabric
(4. Colors, blends, shadows, shapes are not limited with sublimation

Our company is a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of sublimation paper, inkjet printer, digital printing inks, calendering machines and accessories. Any question, please contact us. Thank you for your reading. 🙂

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Banner Machine, What Do You Know about It?

   Banner machine, means the printer which can print on the banner and flags. What do you know about this kind of machine?Roland RF-640

   We usually divide banner machine into 2 types: One is sublimation printer, which print the images on the transfer paper first, then transfer the images to fabrics with heat pressing; another is direct to textile printer, which can print on the textile directly, and fix the color with high temperature.

   The applications of banner machine are wide. The most common applications are flags, such as  national flags and banners. The main material of the flags is polyester pongee, it is also suitable for warp knitting cloth and mesh cloth.applications of banner machine

   There are also many other applications, display racks,light boxes, background walls, fabric reception desks, etc. Mainly of them use blackout cloth, double-faced velvet and so on.

   With the development of the technology, the banner machine has changed a lot, and we believe that it will have more changes in the near future.


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