Is it possible to sublimate on nylon?

Is it possible to sublimate on nylon?

 dye sublimation printing

While it is possible to sublimate nylon at low temperatures, there are many types of nylon and they react differently to dyes. There are some nylon fabrics that are pre-treated with additives to help with dye absorption, and the ones most commonly used in textiles are nylon.
People think differently regarding the sublimation for nylon. Some claim that nylon will take on a vintage print not that pretty, while some say that it can be even more vibrant than polyester. Some say that dye retention is great after washing while others say it can be easily washed out. However, there is a tendency for the dye to oxidize in the sunlight, which will fade over time.
So why nylon instead of polyester? It all comes down to what the fabric is gonna be used for. As to performance, polyester has better moisture wicking properties and pilling resistance (nylon absorbs more water, keep wet for a long time, and will block breathability). The great thing about nylon is that it lasts longer (when dry) and it is much softer, smoother, and stretchier; as silk substitutes, nylon is great for hosiery and knitted garments.

dye sublimation printing
If you find nylon the wonderful material for sublimation,we would suggest you try and try and try again, and then you may find out what temperature and time works best. So for your next sublimation printing project on nylon, you may turn to us for details of Sublimation transfer paper and then test them on your nylon clothes.



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