There are at least three different types of dye sublimation paper: normal, fast dry or high speed, and sticky or tacky sublimation paper.
At JD, you can find all these sublimation paper types, ready for ordering with a few clicks.
But why use these special types of papers and not the regular sublimation paper? Your choice of paper actually depends on the application.
If you’re using a rotary heat press, then by all means proceed with the regular paper type. But if you’re afraid of ghosting, get our tacky paper to eliminate the risk.
What’s so different about the tacky sublimation papers?
These papers have a so-called tackified coating. They are a type of sticky sublimation papers. The coated surface is activated upon heating.
While transferring the image, tacky paper sticks to the fabric. This helps reduce chances of ghosting.
While pressing, the image may get duplicated if the paper or the fabric moves upon lifting the press. However, sticky papers adhere to the fabric, removing the risk sufficiently.
If you’ve had problems with ghosting while transferring an image, make sure to opt for tacky papers while purchasing the next batch.
Tacky paper is often used in sublimation when:
You’re working with certain elastic or stretchable fabrics.
These are more likely to move during the transferring process.
You can’t always use the non-stretchable, 100% polyester fabric, even though it produces the best results. Your business depends on the customer demand; you’re bound to supply what the market requires.
That is exactly what we are here for! We provide high quality sublimation papers that you can use with these difficult fabrics. Produce beautiful results no matter what fabric you’re printing on!
Controlling ghosting errors is necessary
While transferring, sometimes, you may lift the press too quickly. This can cause the paper to lift too. When it falls down again, the position is slightly off. As the image gets transferred, ghosting may occur.
This can be prevented while using the tacky paper too. It sticks to the fabric and doesn’t move; no matter how quickly you lift the press.
So, tacky paper rolls can help avoid repositioning during lifting and allow you to use different fabrics. Isn’t it the ideal choice, then? If you’re impressed by what these papers can help you achieve, order our tacky or full sticky sublimation papers today.