It give us a great opportunity to print on substrates that we cannot print on normally. These days, many manufacturers and printers using this to create and design stuff that are being sold at huge profits. The cost involved in printing is quite less than normal printing and that is why this form of printing has become so popular in recent years. More advanced technology will surely follow but till that time, heat transfer papers will rule.
The most common heat transfer papers are inkjet transfer papers. These come in two types - for dark colored fabric and for light colored fabric. Heat transfer papers for dark color fabric are white in color. Unlike normal, where the transfer paper is put so as to horizontally mirror the image, here it is printed the way it is. The image is simply put on the white background and printed. All the colors will be printed as they should be. In heat transfer paper for light color fabric, where the paper is transparent, white cannot be printed. The color of the fabric will show where it should show white. A fabric that is printed with inkjet is not as easily washable. Washing instructions need to be carefully followed if you want the fabric to last longer.
The second type of heat transfer paper is dye sublimation heat transfer paper. A dye sublimation heat transfer is used to print on white or light colored fabric. For dye sublimation printing, the substrate must be polyester or a mix of cotton and polyester with the polyester percentage being at least 50%. Microfiber and nylon substrates can be used too. In this process, a dye sublimation printer is used with sublimation ink. The advantage in this form of printing is that the printer ink directly transforms into gas without going through the liquid stage. So, there is no time needed for drying. Any material with a polymer coating can be used for this type of printing.
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