Benefits of using direct sublimation printer

A dye-sublimation ink consists of a solid pigment or dye suspended in a liquid vehicle. An image is printed onto a transfer paper—also called release paper—and the paper is brought into contact with a polyester fabric using a heat press. Under heat and pressure, the solid dye sublimates and suffuses into the fabric, solidifying onto the fibers. The image physically becomes part of the substrate.
For years, printing via a transfer medium has been the standard dye-sub method. However, there have emerged systems—called direct dye-sublimation or direct disperse—that can print directly onto a fabric without requiring a transfer sheet. It’s tempting to think, “Aha! Now I can save money on transfer paper,” but it’s not quite as simple as that. Both varieties of dye-sub have their advantages and their disadvantages, and if you’re new to the technology, or are looking to invest in a dye-sub system, it pays to understand the benefits and limitations of each.

Are there any advantages to direct dye-sub printing? The number one benefit is the cost savings of not having to use a transfer paper. It’s hard to generalize given the variation in machines, substrates, etc., but the need to use specially coated polyester in direct printing doesn’t completely offset paper savings. Direct sublimation inks are about the same cost as transfer-based inks, but you are often putting down more ink when using direct disperse, so depending on what you’re printing it may be a wash cost-wise. But generally, there are can be cost savings.
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