Dye Sublimation Banners: Advantages, Outdoor Usage, & Unsuitable Substrates(2)

Dye Sublimation Banners: Advantages, Outdoor Usage, & Unsuitable Substrates(2)- GetWin Industrial Co., LTD

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What items cannot be dye sublimation printed?
Answer:  Anything that has not been treated with a polymer spray cannot be printed. It is the polymer spray that makes certain items like snowboards, glass, wood, or coffee cups printable with the dye sub method.
Natural fibers are also not printable using dye sublimation, because the pores of the materials such as cotton or linen are simply not polymeric (plastic, essentially) like polyester, nylon, or orlon.

dye sublimation printing
Because of the plasticity of these materials, the heat and pressure applied to the married sublimation transfer paper and the synthetic fiber fabrics mentioned above, the cells will open up to accept the gaseous dye, then close again, sealing in the dye. This can’t happen with natural fibers, because they’re not plasticky like polymeric fabrics are.
So, most any item that has been treated with polymeric spray, or is a polymer material like plastic, it should be printable. Natural fibers, not so much.

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