Two Things we have to know about dye sublimation printing

In Digital printing technology has improved rapidly, and as a result, sublimation printers are now offering digital printing and sign shops are able to offer apparel. We saw this type of industry happen with the emergence of Eco-solvent printers, and we can see it now with dye-sublimation printers. If you’re considering adding this type of technology to your graphics business, here are two things you should know about dye-sublimation.

1. There Are Many Profitable Items That Can Be Used For Sublimation.
When people use the phrase “dye-sublimation”, snowboards, metal sheets, and floor mats are not the applications that naturally come to mind I suppose. However, dye-sublimation of both fabric and rigid materials is now possible due to wide-format printers. Dye-sublimation works by penetrating the surface of the substrate with ink. Man-made materials such as nylon, certain plastics, and polyester fabrics contain polymers, enabling the bonding of ink when heated.
Here are some items that could be used for sublimation:
Rigid Substrates – Aluminum, brass, glass, fiberglass, acrylic, plastic and hardboard sheet materials etc.
Rigid Products – Mouse pads, key chains, smart phone cases, pet bowls, light switch plates and more.
Fabrics – Choose from a range of 100% polyester fabrics. The choices of fabrics come in two distinct types:·One is woven texture for sturdy and hard wearing banner, exterior banners, exterior signage and upholstery; The other one is Knit material that drapes and flows more naturally, for custom apparel, indoor flags and banners, photographic backdrops and table covers.
Sports and Fashion Apparel – Everything from t-shirts and cycling jerseys to handbags and baseball caps is a possibility.
Photo Printing – From personalized gift items such as magnets, wall mounts and photo-apparel to photo backdrops.
Ceramic Tiles – Interior designers and decorators can create customized ceramic tiles for kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, museums, restaurants, and offices.

2. Machines are required for Sublimation.
Printing is only the first step of the process in dye-sublimation. For sublimation to take place, you need heat and pressure.
Successful dye-sublimation requires the following two-part process:
1.Print graphics onto special coated sublimation transfer paper using sublimation inks, so a quality printer is required.
2.Use a heat press to transfer sublimation printed paper to the item you want to decorate.
Actually, nowadays we may find roll-to-roll sublimation printer which can complete the printing procedures and the sublimation procedures together in one time.
More info:
Company Name: Fei Yue Paper Industrial Co.,LTD
Tel: 86-025-83228884
Whatsapp: +86 18252072197
Address: Central Road 323, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China