Dye Sublimation Ink
Quality Dye-Sub Ink
Dye Sublimation, or Dye-Sub, is a popular method of printing images and designs onto a wide range of substrates. It has gained it's popularity due to its ability to produce detailed, crisp digital prints onto surfaces which stand the test of time. Dye-Sub inks offer the benefit of being printable onto not only fabrics and textiles, but plastics, rubber, ceramics and many others.
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How does Dye Sublimation work?
Using a wide-format inkjet printer, dye-sub inks are printed on a special transfer paper. From there, the ink is heat transferred from the paper onto a fabric by using a heat press. The ink changes from a solid to a gas (hence the term “sublimation”) and enters the polyester fibres. The transfer paper and the fabric being printed on are typically fed into a heated roller, which is where the sublimation process takes place.
Advantages of Dye-Sub Printing
Dye Sublimation printing technology possesses a number of benefits which make dye-sub inks a great product offering for end users:
- Washfast: designs printed onto textiles using dye-sub technology and inks will last a long time without fading.
- Small-volume capability: Due to the fact that Dye Sub printing is such an easy process to setup and execute, it is a great option for short-run orders as well as small batches and samples.
- Low energy: Dye sublimation requires no water and minimal energy compared to other printing methods
Dye Sublimation Applications
Dye Sublimation inks are particularly useful for printing onto various substrates within a range of industries:
Dye Sublimation allows printing onto a wide range of promotional items such as t-shirts, hoodies, wrist bands, coasters, mugs, mousepads and more.