Whats the Different Between Closed & Open Sublimation Ink Systems?

As we know that not all printers and software are designed to work with sublimation ink also not all sublimation ink is created equal,. We have heard all kinds of dye sublimation issues from product decorators over the years, from reds and blacks not printing correctly to nozzles clogging and print heads breaking. Today we will analysis what’s the different between closed and open ink systems.

Micro-bubbles of air, contaminants, dust and other particles that can be introduced into a printer’s internal dispersion system via ink can easily damage the components, irreparably. While the inherent quality of some aftermarket ink formulations can cause these contaminants to enter the system, choosing a closed ink system greatly reduces the chance that your environment is adding to the problem.A closed system uses pre-filled cartridges instead of refillable cartridges or a bulk water based sublimation ink system with open containers. Sealed ink cartridges are one-time-use containers that are p…

Dealing with Moisture During Do The Sublimation Paper Printing

The introduction of moisture into the sublimation printing process can cause unwanted results. During production with a heat press operating at 400°C /204°C, moisture can flash to steam and literally blow the ink away from its intended target. Some of the problems that are attributed to moisture include color shifting , image bleeding and the uneven transfer of solid-filled areas.

Under normal circumstances, a small amount of moisture can accumulate in the transfer paper and it’s usually absorbed directly into the substrate during pressing. However, hard substrates, like metal and ceramic, are unable to absorb excess moisture. Thus, it’s important that you take steps to minimize the introduction of moisture into the process.

The first step is to protect the paper from moisture absorption. As a preventative measure, store your paper in a dry place. Consider a sealed container such as a re-sealable bag. If you suspect moisture, set the paper on your press for a few seconds. Do not press i…

Do You Know How The Digital Printing Design Process Made Accessible?

Since the patent of inkjet sublimation printing technology in 1968, its popularity has driven a slew of improvements, leading to printers which can handle substrates as diverse as paper, vinyl, canvas, and fabric. Wide-format printers were also developed to handle increased commercial demand, and individual inks exist for digital printing on cotton, polyester, silk, nylon or laminates.

During sublimation printing, the fabric must pass through rollers while the heads apply thousands of minuscule individual droplets of ink to the surface. The ink must then be cured with heat, steam or a wash and dry process to preserve the print. Digitally printed fabrics offer excellent wear, although some ink types may fade somewhat initially.

Most of the available graphic design software package can be used to create unique designs or scan photographs, textiles, paintings and other artwork and then add a unique twist. Photoshop is ever-popular, as is Illustrator. The artwork can even include seamlessly…

How About The Benefits to Using a Large Format Printer?

Large format printing commands attention and catches the eye, which makes it great for advertising. The massive variety of mediums you can apply it to is endless which allows you to advertise nearly anywhere with it. Let’s take a look at some of the main benefits of large format printing and discuss why this printing method is right for you and your needs.

1. Advertising Potential When it comes to drawing attention to yourself, bigger is always better. The bigger your message, slogan, advertising, banner, poster, or billboard, the more people are going to see it and talk about it. Talk spreads from person to person like wildfire, and before you know it, you have customers lining up to visit your business, or patrons forming a line around the block to get into your event. An effective large format print advertisement will catch the attention of onlookers who otherwise might have never noticed your business or product.  It also raises your brand recognition through the roof which is cruci…

How About The Digital Fabric Printing & Any Useful Tips When To Do It?

Digital inkjet printer is much faster and more cost efficient because it can handle much smaller design runs and there aren’t any screens to prepare. Digital print runs can even be as small as a yard or less. Most of the fabric you see today that is commercially available was rotary screen printed, and each print run usually runs a few thousand yards in length. The reason for these high minimum runs is that they cost a lot of time and money to set up, with unique designs requiring a separate screen for each different color.

Each type of fiber used in digital inkjet printing has the ink made specifically for it. When the printing process begins, the fabric is sent through the printer on rollers where the ink is dripped onto the fabric in droplets by the thousands. After that, the ink on the fabric is cured using either steam or heat. Fabric that has been printed digitally will last as long as any other type of fabric printing as well, although particular types of inks are prone to fadin…

Whats The Main Differences Between Direct Fabric Printing and Transfer Textile Printing

With the advance of new technologies, however, heat transfer textile printing can now be done directly on certain types of fabrics, therefore bypassing the transfer process. This process eliminates the need for transfer paper, although it is still necessary to heat press the fabric in order to ensure quality adhesion of the inks to a fabric.

Until now, most textile printing has been done through dye-subs that transfer the image to be printed from a transfer paper to the fabric. These special transfer papers have a specific coating that holds the image before releasing it onto the fabric.
The first reaction of many people in the textile printing industry regarding the possibilities offered by direct printing is immediate acceptance of this technology. Why wouldn’t we choose to forego the transfer process and simply print directly upon fabric using printing finishing equipment?

While direct textile printing certainly can help to streamline the printing process and increase overall producti…

Como mantener el color de la impresion por sublimacion

La camiseta sublimada está cada vez más popular en el mercado de las camisetas, debido a su vívido color, diferentes imágenes, estilo de moda y otras ventajas. Así que cada vez más personas eligen una camiseta sublimada. Sin embargo, la camiseta sublimada es tan bonita, mantener las imágenes por más tiempo es un problema muy importante. Pues ¿cómo lavarla correctamente para mantener más tiempo?

1, En cuanto a lavar una camisa impresa digital, es mejor girar la prenda hacia adentro para evitar que la fricción innecesaria frote el diseño. Otro paso importante es lavar por un ciclo delicado si es posible. Estas técnicas de lavado más suaves pueden ser gran diferencia para las camisetas.

2, Las camisas impresas con el proceso de impresión digital serán más sensibles al lavado y a la decoloración que las camisas impresas con el método de serigrafía. Esto se debe a que, si bien la tecnología digital ha tenido muchas mejoras en los últimos años, aún le queda un largo camino por recorrer antes …