What is direct sublimation textile printing with sublimation ink?
The ink is fixed on the polyester fabric by sublimation at high temperatures. The combination of ink and machine technologies achieves cost-effective and Eco-conscious direct sublimation printing. Sublimation transfer printing is also available on polyester fabrics with vivid and clear colors. Several black inks are offered to produce subtle differences in shades of black. and Mimaki printing machine perfectly finished this technology, which combine the quick dry water based sublimation ink and Mimaki inkjet technology produces beautiful and high-quality vibrant color printing on the polyester fabrics and provides unlimited design potential for a wide range of applications for signage and apparel printing including flags, banners, sportswear, swimwear.
Besides, direct sublimation printing is Cost-effective and Eco-conscious direct sublimation printing.
Mimaki’s unique direct printing system has brought a new generation of polyester sublimation printing to the textile print industry. This paperless direct sublimation transfer printing system optimizes excellent color re-producibility of the ink, reduces paper costs and wastage, and increases productivity.
Mechanism of water-based sublimation ink fixation:
- Direct sublimation printing – Printing directly on pretreated fabric
- Sublimation heat transfer printing – Imprints a printed image of the transfer paper on the polyester fabric