The best printer for dye-sublimation on heat transfer paper

The best printer for dye-sublimation on heat transfer paper - GetWin Industrial Co., LTD

dye sublimation printing

The second kind of dye sublimation involves printing on sublimation transfer paper with dye sublimation ink. You then move the printed paper to a calendering machine and sublimate onto the polyester fabric there. The printer that is most common for printing on dye sublimation transfer paper is a Mimaki JV22, JV33 or others. Be a bit wary of the Mimaki JV5 unless you can find someone you trust who says it has been improved and actually works really well (its issues were mainly with solvent inks so with dye sub may not be as iffy, but one OEM manufacturer told me he gave up on a JV5 and switched to the more reliable Mimaki JV33).

dye sublimation printing
Mutoh, Seiko, Roland and others make printers for handling dye sublimation transfer paper, but the ones I see the most are the Mimaki, especially the older JV22 (though this is a venerable printer and the newer models may be better in some respects).At some point, when testing these printers becomes realistic (which means when we have a research project funding), we will comment on which brand and models are best for you to consider buying.
Seven years ago the brand of heat presses that I noticed were the Astechnologies rotary heat-transfer press or roll heat transfer machine. Today (in 2009) DigiHeat would be a more modern solution to take care of transferring the image from the wide format printer output to the object you wish to decorate. To press onto the round surface of a coffee mug, for example you would select a heat press from George Knight or Hix.


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