Dye sublimation is a popular method for producing printed products. These include both hard and soft items, including polyester fabric, t-shirts, mugs, coasters, signs, cushions, pillowcases and more.
Digital printers use dye sublimation due to its high quality results. Printed images are colorful, long lasting and scratch-resistant. They can withstand multiple washes and do not fade or peel off.
The quality and color of image depends upon the quality of ink used during the dye sublimation process. It is equally important to use a printer that is compatible with the printing process.
There are countless inks and printers available in the market. However, the right ink and printer will help save your money and time.
Understanding Dye Sublimation
Sublimation is a chemical process that converts solid particles into a gas state, without first becoming a liquid.
Therefore, dye sublimation converts a solid ink into a gas state. For starters, you need to understand the basic ingredients used in dye sublimation: a dye sublimation ink, an inkjet printer, a heat press and transfer paper.
The process starts with printing an image from a suitable printer. A dye sublimation ink is placed on the transfer paper (to be converted to gas). Thereafter, it is transferred to a suitable item, such as a t-shirt, mug, etc.
Both the paper and the item are then placed into a heat press. In order to produce the perfect printed image, it is crucial to use the right temperature, pressure and time.
Choosing The Right Dye Sublimation Printer
A dye-sublimation printer basically is a computer printer. It produces high quality, continuous-tone images.
One of the best dye sublimation printers is Espon (large format) printer. Apart from the fact that it is compatible with a variety of sublimation inks, Espon’s large format printer creates professional looking images.
It is a high-speed, reliable and versatile printer used by fashion businesses as well. Espon creates a variety of colors using minimal ink. The printer comprises advanced features, which ensures quick and accurate results.
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