Sublimation Paper: How to Determine Different Weight Should Use?

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Sublimation Paper: How to Determine Different Weight Should Use?

If you hear the word GSM in a conversation related to the sublimation printing process, you can be pretty certain that it is the thickness of the transfer paper that is being discussed. The significance of this word is the weight per square meter of the sublimation paper. Though we believe that heavy weight sublimation paper have a better quality, the weight of the paper can’t be the only indicator to judge the paper’s quality. And do you know how to determine different weight of sublimation paper should use? 😉

sublimation paper

 

58gsm dye sublimation paper is dedicated to the latest high-speed digital printers. This kind of paper can help eliminate head strikes to reduce the consumption of ink with fine detail definition and color gradient transition will be more smooth during printing. If the textile requires little ink , such as summer clothes , you should choose 58g sublimation paper.

Dye Sublimation Paper

75gsm-80gsm dye sublimation paper is your best choice in the humidity under 45%. Because in low humidity, the paper shrinks, and the print side is hunched-up. During the process, the paper absorbs ink, which leads to the “hunch-up”. 75gsm-80gsm is softer, it could relief the “hunch-up” and protect your print-head from damage.

110-120gsm sublimation printing paper should be used in the humidity above 70%. Since the paper is very easy to become damp with a high humidity, it will become softer and stiffness is weak at the same time. If low weight paper is used, it will be hard to print smoothly because of the stiffness and hardness go down.

Sublimation Transfer Paper

Our company is supplier of materials of sublimation printing, if you have any other needs or questions welcome to contact us at any time. We will try our best to provide you the best quality product and service. Hope my article can be useful to you. Thank you for your reading. 🙂


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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?

Sublimation Paper

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 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.

sticky sublimation paper

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 Transfer 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″

sublimation transfer paper

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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How to Distinguish the Printing Side of Sublimation Paper?

   Sublimation paper has the printing side, do you know it? Many customers told me that their printing quality is poor, and i found that many of them print on the wrong side. How to distinguish the right printing side?

sublimation printing

   For roll sublimation paper, the manufacturers will put the printing side on the outside. After you receive the roller sublimation paper, you only need to install the paper into your printer as usual, and then start your work.

 

   For sheet sublimation paper, thing will be more difficult. But don’t be afraid, we have 2 tips.

   1. Fell the paper, the printing side will be more smooth than the other side.

Sheet sublimation paper

   2. Wet your thumb and forefinger and pressing paper into one of its ends, the right side to sublimate it will be stick more firmly to the finger and this is because it is the side containing the polymer layer that makes it ideal for sublimated.

   3. Nowadays, in order to make the unti-curl sublimation paper, we will have a back coating. If you buy this kind of paper, you will find the color in both sides are different. You can ask your supplier which side is correct.

   With our tips, we can make sure that you will never print on the wrong side anymore.


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