An printing device within our clients are typically a minimum of 30 inches wide, but increase over 16 ft wide, which can be used dye sublimation printers too, while not generally interchangeably without flushing feed lines and a few other technical “fixes” that should be done before having the ability to convert from one sort of ink to some dye ink set.
For just one factor, CMYK or four color process sublimation inks completed with ink with an printing device really uses the 4CP ink set CMYK (short form of cyan-green-yellow-black), as opposed to the dye set used when printing when preparing for dye sub printing. The dye set known as CMYO, that is short for cyan-green-yellow-overprint obvious, in which the dye is printed to some treated transfer paper, as well as in heat transfer process becomes the dark colored.
So, first, without a doubt what dye sublimation printers aren’t employed for. They aren’t employed for natural fiber fabrics for example cotton, linen, or bamboo. They’re also not employed for direct to fabric printing or what’s erroneously known as direct sublimation printing, that is really inkjet to fabric printing, or DTF (direct-to-fabric) printing (another term is DTS, or direct-to-substrate).
Dye sublimation is usually not employed for materials like PVC (vinyl) decal stock or banner materials, as inkjet printing works fine like a surface print of these materials. Dye sublimation is usually not employed for rigid plastics like styrene or polyethylene as flatbed digital Ultra violet printing is mainly employed for this kind of printing. Other rigids for example MDO plywood or heavier plastics will also be printed around the flatbed Ultra violet inkjet digital printers.
What dye sublimation can be used for. Having a special polymeric coating, there are lots of products that may be printed using the dye sub print process for example cups, metal or perhaps wood plaques and awards, or other things that may be placed right into a flatbed heated press.
Polymer-based fabrics for example nylon or polyester could be printed using dye sublimation heat transfer in the treated transfer paper by printing one image around the paper, matching it towards the fabric, and delivering it through heated pressure rollers.
This method, such as the flat press described above, converts the dye right into a gaseous condition and impregnates heat-opened up polymer cells with color, which, following the pressure and heat have left, near the coast round the dye, departing the colour permanently included in the fabric. This not just creates durable color, additionally, it creates almost photo taking quality continuous tones which are better and much more colorful than an printing device can usually achieve.