Why Tacky Sublimation Paper Dries Slower Than Non-Tacky Paper?

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Why Tacky Sublimation Paper Dries Slower Than Non-Tacky Paper?

Tacky sublimation paper is mainly applied to stretch materials like Lycra, polyester with spandex polyester with cotton(<30%). And many people are puzzled one problem that why the sticky sublimation transfer paper dries slower than regular dye sublimation transfer paper. Now we are going to talk about the reason.

 

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Generally, non-tacky dye sublimation paper dries completely in 2 minutes, but the sticky sublimation paper dries in 3-4 minutes. This doesn’t mean the sticky paper has quality problem. Actually, the coating of the tacky sublimation paper is the main factor that can influence the speed of drying. Sticky sublimation coating powder is specifically designed and developed for the elastic fabric transfer printing, to prevent the overlap of the pattern, deformation and other issues of elastic fabric in the process of transfer, resulting in a very low pass rate of transfer printing.This coating is mainly made up of high molecular polymer. Different with the fast dry paper, the special coating is water-based, so the sticky sublimation paper needs longer drying time than other sublimation transfer paper. And there is one thing that you should know: the higher tackiness is, the slower the paper dries.

 

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At the present, there are two types of sticky sublimation paper in the market, the high-tacky sublimation transfer paper and Medium-tacky paper. The only difference is that the tacky degree. The high tacky paper has higher tackness than the medium tacky. The drying speed is longer than medium tacky, about 3-4 minutes, the
medium-tacky paper, drying speed is less than 3 minutes. Therefore, you need to choose the suitable sticky paper for your business.

 

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The Difference between the Fast Dry and the Sticky Sublimation Transfer Paper

Sublimation paper is applicable to sublimation transfer, on which can print images with mirror reversal through inkjet printing, flat printing, screen printing and gravure printing onto textile, fabric, flag… and so on. And, for sublimation transfer paper, we generally divide it into 2 types: Fast Dry Sublimation Transfer Paper and Sticky/Tacky Sublimation Paper. Do you know the difference between them?

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1. Drying Speed
* High-Speed Transfer Paper it’s now widely used in home-ware, craft work,and costumes. Just like its name, the drying speed of this type transfer paper is very quick and it dries completely in 2 minutes after heating.
* Sticky Sublimation Paper means on one side it has a tackified coating which is the main factor that can influence the speed of drying, and this type of sublimation paper usually dries in 3-4 minutes after heating.

fast dry sublimation paper

2. Application
* Quick Dry Sublimation Paper is s normally used in the market, such as sport apparel, interior fabrics, fashion textile, lanyards & labels, sign & display and so on.
* Tacky Transfer Paper prevents the paper and textile from moving, the ghosting will not occur. So it is mostly used in stretch material such as lycra, the stretch material has a elastic which is much easier moving during the transfer, like straitjacket, swimwear, cycling clothes.

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3. Cost
* The price of tacky paper is higher than high-speed paper because it has a tackified coating.

4. Transfer Yield
* Fast Dry Sublimation Paper could deliver the 96.% ink to the substrate
* Sticky Sublimation Paper is 95.7%

5. Available Size
* Fast Dry Paper: 45gsm, 50gsm, 57gsm, 60gsm, 70gsm, 75gsm, 77gsm, 88gsm, 90gsm, 100gsm, 105gsm, 120gsm: 17″, 24″, 36″, 44″, 50″, 52″, 54″, 63″, 64″, 72″, 126″
* Tacky Paper: 100gsm / 105gsm: 17″, 24″, 36″, 44″, 50″, 52″, 54″, 63″, 64″, 72″, 126″

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Whether if you are using the high-speed paper or the tacky paper, hope this article will help you know more about them. Thank you for you reading. Any demand, please feel free to contact us. 🙂


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What’s the difference of Non-tacky Sublimation Paper and Tacky Sublimation Paper?

As is known, there are two main types of sublimation paper in the market now: Non-tacky /sticky (fast dry) sublimation paper and Tacky sublimation paper.

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Non-tacky sublimation paper also called fast dry sublimation paper which is normally used in the market, but the tacky sublimation paper is used to prevent the transfer from ghosting, especially used for elastic(stretch)textile.

Maybe now you are confused which kind sublimation paper should i choose. Now we are going to talk about the tacky sublimation paper advantages and disadvantages.

1) The price of tacky sublimation paper is higher than non-Sticky Sublimation Paper.

2) The tacky sublimation paper dries slower than high-speed paper. Our non-tacky sublimation paper dries completely in 2 minutes, but the tacky sublimation paper dries in 3-4 minutes.

3) The transfer yield is different, our non-tacky sublimation paper could deliver the 96.% ink to the substrate, the tacky sublimation paper is 95.7% .

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4) when you use flat-bed heat press, it may easy cause ghosting with non-tacky sublimation paper, but tacky sublimation paper will not. But when you use the calendar, rotary heat press machine (roll to roll), paper and fabric are firmly stick to each other from the beginning to the end, there’s no chance that they will separate in the process. So there’s no chance that the ghosting will come. In that case, normal sublimation paper could do the job very well, tacky sublimation paper is unnecessary even though the textile has elastic.

5) Tacky sublimation paper is only used in : First, you are doing with flat-bad heat press, second ,the textile is stretch material, or it is easy to move.

in my opinion, if you are using roller heat press machine, non-tacky sublimation paper is enough in your job, if you are worry about the transfer quality, you could make a small test with non-tacky sublimation paper, if the test is succeed , it will help you save more cost and help your company become more competitive in your market.

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