Profile of sublimation digital inks
Sublimation digital inks are designed to apply a mirror image onto
paper for transfer to the final substrate. The prints are
transferred via heat and pressure onto most polyester or synthetic
materials. When first printed onto paper, sublimation inks appear
to be weaker and duller than standard inks, however when
transferred onto suitable substrates, the dyes develop their true
color strength and brilliance.
1. Use Principle
It applies to all kinds of inkjet printer, first print image on
paper, then transfer the image onto various materials by heat
transfer press, especially for polyester fabric. Under high
temperature, the ink will become gas and go into fabric.
2. Available printer
Such as Epson, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, and etc...
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4. Available paper
Inkjet printing paper, transfer paper.
5. Sublimation Inkjet Ink Feature
Ink granule is 0.2 um, has high stability and never clogged the
Perfect color saturation and deoxidization.
The colors for the inks are bright and the water fastness and light
fastness can reach 5 classes.
6. Printed materials
Fabric, mug, plate, metal, wood, ceramic, and etc.
7. Use Method
First, design image on computer. Second, print the image out with
the ink on paper. Third, transfer the image from paper to T-shirt
or mugs or other materials by heat transfer press.
(1) The color on paper and the color on fabric are different.
(2) When print the paper, the design should be mirror image. It
means the image on paper is reverse, but after transfer on fabric,
the image will be right.
9. Transfer temperature
10. Transfer time
About 15~40 seconds
Please be noted
The control of the colors is always carried out after the transfer
of the final supports. The relationship between the temperature and
the time of contact is important in order to have the optimal color
resistance and ink penetration (the longer the time of transfer,
the better the ink penetration of the fabric).