Wide range of applications wins fans for sublimation printing(2)

Wide range of applications wins fans for sublimation printing(2)- GetWin Industrial Co., LTD

dye sublimation printing

With dye sublimation printing ,you are going to walking the ahead in the printing business.Although a lot of strategies for processing prints are available, a lot of people like dye sublimation.It has only been around for about 10 years.But the majority would agree that it surpasses several other varieties of digital printing when it comes to each beauty and durability.Dye sublimation is definitely an excellent solution to promote your firm brand because it's so reliable and valuable.

dye sublimation printing

Application split

There are two major applications that use dye-sub as a printing technology, textile and direct to object printing. The fabric market is mostly direct disperse (that is printing direct to the textile then fixing in a heat press), whereas for objects the route is print to paper and then transfer the image to the item in the heat press. However it’s not quite that cut and dried in practice, and there is a degree of flexibility within the technology. Fundamentally the hardware can be the same for both direct and transfer – some printers can handle both paper and fabric. Likewise, heat presses can be used for both transfer and fixation.

North Yorkshire-based display graphics firm The Solution House uses both methods for its soft graphics.

“We use the same kit to produce both direct and transfer print,” says managing director Shaun Day.“We decide which based on what will work best for a particular job. There are some substrates and some images that work better via transfer than direct. I’d rather get a good job that the customer is happy with than fuss over the extra cost and additional time to transfer.

“It’s a black art to decide which route to go. Dye-sub is not as simple a process to use as regular inkjet as there are lots of parameters including the time and temperature of the heat press.”

Hybrid’s Woodall agrees: “Getting dye-sub to work is about tying the variables down, although in that respect it’s no different to laminating or any other post-press process.”The consumables are an area where there is a lot of potential for variability, and those with experience caution that chopping and changing materials and suppliers can be a false economy. 

dye sublimation printing

“We learned the hard way about the importance of using good quality transfer paper and blanks,” says to Tom Heyward, sales director of Clever Printing (see case-study boxout). “You’ve got to consider how robust it is to washing. Now we just use Xpres and Neil Brothers. It comes down to using the right ink and blanks with good support from the vendor.”

He highlights the importance of consistent operations as well as supplies: “We are consistent in our use of colour profiles and workflow settings. If you get one wrong it can make a big difference to the colour. Some colours are difficult – especially reds. If it’s a big order the best thing is to send a physical sample.”

At the entry level, the necessary kit – both printer and heat presses – can be as little as £1,500, with the printer itself only costing a few hundred pounds. At the other extreme, bigger and faster devices run into the hundreds of thousands.


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