The Comparison Between Dye Sublimation Printing and DTG Printing

                                             The Comparison Between Dye Sublimation Printing and DTG Printing

Dye Sublimation Printing:

dye sublimation papers
    There is a special paper used which is called the dye sublimation transfer paper. It's basically just

named after the printing process itself. The paper is special because it is treated to absorb

sublimated dye graphics in the CMYO color spectrum. It is simply Cyan, magenta, yellow, and the

overprint that produces the black shade. The paper is going to be matched up against a polyester

cloth and then run through heated rollers at 400F.

    The heated rollers are also pressurized, and as the cloth and paper goes through this process, the

dyes are converted to gas. With the heat, the pores on the cloth tend to open up, and then filled up with

the gas form of the dyes, permanently embedding them onto the cloth.

    This whole process actually enables the production of a continuous tone resembling a

photographic image. Because of this, printing on fabric has been known by many. Graphic printing on

cloth is not limited to T-shirts but on graphic advertising displays as well.

roll sublimation paper
DTG Printing:

    It is possible to print images directly onto a fabric, The design is printed directly onto the garment

the same way a computer prints on paper. This results in very high quality prints and can use complex

patterns and colors,but then, that won't be dye sublimation. Direct pressing can have the advantage of

a quick 1-step process, but it tends to cost more for the materials alone. On the other hand, labor is

less. DTG can't be used for dark shirts. The machine is very expensive and is ideally used for small


     It's quite hard to distinguish the quality of the print between a sublimated and direct-to-fabric print,

but there are people who can.However, when it comes to a long-lasting colored print, dye sub is,

without a doubt, better. Those direct-to-fabric prints won't last well against getting washed or exposed

to sunlight.

sublimation printing

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