What is Dye Sublimation?
For this reason, true dye sublimation cannot be done on natural materials like 100% cotton.
Natural fibers and non-coated materials have no “pores” to open.
Inkjet printers use a liquid filled inkjet cartridge that has a suspension of the dye in it and requires transfers to be printed on special coated inkjet paper.
The printer should be dedicated to sublimation as the cartridges cannot be easily or cheaply switched with regular cartridges for regular document printing.
1. Design Your Transfer
A computer, graphic design software, printer with sublimation inks, and a heat press are all you need to begin making full color items.
With a scanner, digital camera or any electronic image or clip art you have a flexibility to create colorful designs and add photographs.
Once you’ve created an electronic design, you can create as many or as few transfers as you needs.
2. Print Your Transfer
With your sublimation printer and cartridges, you’re ready to start printing transfers.
Sublimation produces vibrant color that surpasses silk screening or hot stamping-perfectfor logos, photos, clip art or other images.
3. Heat Your Transfer
Sublimation inks are specially formulated to convert directly from a solid to a gas under heat and pressure.
While in a gaseous state, the inks are attracted to certain types of synthetic surface. The inks actually penetrate and bond with the Unisub surface so that apermanent, durable image is created.
Other heat transfer methods only apply color to the surface of the substrate, resulting in a product that can be easily scratched or damaged.
4. Press Time & Temperature
We developed high quality of dye sublimation ink which is compatible with all piezo printheads.
For you more info, applicable printers are as belows :
Epson Printer head 5113
All 9 colors are available. (C/M/Y/K/LC/LM/LK/LLK/Solid Deep Black)