How to Save the Sublimation Transfer Printing Cost?

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How to Save the Sublimation Transfer Printing Cost?

As we all known, digital textile printing ink costs come in at less than $0.01 per square inch in the process of sublimation transfer printing. And the price of 1000 ml of ink is expensive, such as Epson, Kiian sublimation ink. Therefore, in order to save the cost of sublimation printing, we need to save the digital sublimation ink firstly. Today’s article will share some important tips for you.

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1. Turn your printer on and run it a few times in a week. And, you need to try to use it within six months of installation to avoid color shifting head clogs. At the very least, print some samples two or three times a week.

dye sublimation ink2. When we start the sublimation printer frequently, ink delivery system will waste more dye sublimation ink, so please avoid starting the sublimation printer frequently. Our advice is: try to concentrate your work of dye sublimation printing as possible.

3. More and more inkjet digital printer has the function of economic model, use this model we can save half of the ink, and can increase the speed of printing. My friend uses the economic model, it indeed can increase the speed, and  can save 30% of the ink as well.

inkjet sublimation printer4. Some times we print long page word, if we not arrange the page layout well, we will waste the ink easily. So, Why not use some skill to arrange the page layout on one page, and use economic model? I think in this way we can save more ink.

Sublistar, our company, mainly sells materials of sublimation transfer printing, such as Sublimation Ink, Sublimation Transfer Paper, Wide-Format Inkjet Printer,  Heat Sublimation Transfer Machine…and so on. Our aims to provide excellent goods with superior customer service. Any question, please contact us. Our team will provide you the best service! Thank you for your reading!


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Sublimation Transfer Printing: Why Is Color Management So Difficult?

One of the things that seem to elude many starting out in sublimation transfer printing is reproducing colors in a predictable and reliable manner. Why color management is so difficult?

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The problem of color mis-match in the process of digital sublimation printing is not usually the result of a defective system. Scanners, digital cameras, monitors and printers all reproduce color differently, each having different methods and ranges of color management.

dye sublimation printerFirstly, the computer monitor is displaying in RGB mode while the dye sublimation printer is printing in CMYK mode. And with sublimation, what comes out of the printer is not the final color as it will shift again during the pressing. It is a sort of like translating from one language to another. Just as there is rarely direct word-word match-up in translation, so we see the same situation for the color management.

sublimation transfer paperIt should be noted that a computer screen makes its own interpretation of color, thus what is displayed is probably not the correct color, so spending a lot of time trying to match the output of the printer to what is displayed on the monitor is probably a waste of time. It is far better to be sure that the correct color management settings are being utilized to ensure color accuracy for the final product. Many RIP software programs provide free color management tools. For more advanced color management, you can buy a RIP program which provides very precise tools for managing color and controlling production.

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For Digital Sublimation Printing: Which Fabric is Suitable?

Digital sublimation printing often referred to sublimation printing too, which is a modern way of printing artworks onto special garments to make them look attractive or pass a particular message. However, do you know what fabrics can you print ?

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The answer is you do need at least 60% polyester fabric to make sublimation. It is better to use 100% polyester. The reason is you will attain a superior print if 100% of the fabric accepts the dye when it enters gas form and is inducted into the open polymer pores.

Do you know why polyester fabric is the best product for dye sublimation? Because in one part of the process, the temperature of large format heat press machine must be in excess of 370º F (190ºC) to cause the dye to be converted into a gaseous form, and also to cause the polymer’s cells to open as they expand to accept the now gaseous dye into the cells. And without the cellular construction of the polyester fabric and it’s polymeric qualities, it would not be possible to print using digital sublimation printing. So, the more polymers, the better.

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As we all known, there are two types of sublimation paper for printing, fast dry sublimation transfer and sticky dye sublimation paper. Fast dry sublimation paper can be applied to polyester, nylon, and other fabrics, Sticky paper can be used for Lycra, spandex and other elastic fabrics.

Note: Sublimation Printing can not be used for 100% cotton fabric. Because cotton fabric can not withstand high temperatures, but you can use T-shirt transfer paper. 🙂

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Hope this article will help you know more about digital sublimation printing. We are the professional sublimation material supplier, any demand, please feel free to contact us. We will try our best to provide the best service for you. Thank you for your reading. 😉


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