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Sep / 23 / 2021

What is sublimation printing? Sublimation printing is a popular printing method that aims to transfer a design from sublimation paper to a piece of fabric or material by using pressure and heat (between 350-400 degrees). Turning the solid particles of ink into a gaseous state is a simple and cost-effective way to add personalization to products used by companies and home users. The high-quality final product of sublimation printing has made it more and more popular in the past few years. Sublimation printing is a great way to personalize t-shirts, puzzles, and mouse pads. The most important material in sublimation printing is sublimation paper. What is a sublimation transfer paper?


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What is a sublimation paper

The difference between it and heat transfer paper

What machine does sublimation paper use to achieve printing

What is a sublimation paper?

Sublimation paper is a printed paper specially designed for high-speed inkjet printing. Sublimation uses special paper, ink and polyester coated articles that react with each other at high temperatures to form patterns. Print the pattern on the sublimation paper, and then transfer the pattern to the T-shirt through the sublimation transferpaper. The process of printing patterns on sublimation paper is very similar to ordinary printing, except that it requires special ink. This ink will temporarily become gaseous when heated and deposited on the t-shirt. In short, transfer paper temporarily saves the pattern you want, and can simply transfer the pattern to the final goal. It's not hard to understand.

The difference between it and heat transfer paper

If you know the working principle of thermal transfer paper, you will be surprised to find that the working principles of the two are so similar. But they are not the same thing. Sublimation paper will eventually only transfer the ink to the finished product. But the layer of polymer that comes with the heat transfer paper will be transferred to the finished product together. This layer of polymer makes the heat transfer paper more versatile and will bring a special texture to the printing. But this also means that the cost of thermal transfer paper is even higher.

What machine does sublimation paper use to achieve printing?

A hot press must be used in sublimation printing technology. The hot press can generate a high temperature and provide the necessary pressure. Put the printing paper and fabric between the splints of the heat press, set the temperature and time, and then the heat press can start to work. Professional sublimation printers and some heat presses can maximize his effect. There are some sublimation printers for home use, but their effects are not as good as professional printers.

Now you understand what a sublimation paper is and what you can do with it. Combined with an advanced Rotary Heat Press , he can make great artwork for you. This is a worthy investment project, if you have a lot of design ideas, you might as well consider him.

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