March 8 2016
In the last few years, sublimation was more and more faster than before, due to the easy-operation, low-cost and environmental of sublimation.
Sublimation is the method of applying an image to specially coated ceramics, metals and polyester cloth. Dye sublimation printing can reproduce images on a variety of flexible and rigid substrates (soft substrate and hard substrate), which can endure the amount of heat, pressure and dwell time necessary for image transfer. With two primary areas of focus, including sublimation to textiles/soft fabrics as well as rigid substrates, dye sublimation enables the production of items such as point-of-sale applications, banners, custom flags, license plates, snowboards and promotional pieces.
In the digital imaging arena, the sublimation process takes place in a special laminator in which temperature, dwell time and pressure vary depending on the polymer receiving material. Surfaces for sublimation need to be specialty-coated or polymer-coated to accept inks and sublimation conditions vary depending on the heat transfer press being used, making it necessary for print providers to determine optimal temperature, pressure and dwell time conditions based on individual heat presses. When the heating process is completed, the image on the paper has been fully transferred to the item and has become part of the surface- requiring no surface protection and resulting in a permanent, durable image that cannot be rubbed or washed off.
With the new generation of wide-format digital printers and the expanding variety of specialty media designed for them, the creative possibilities for producing applications using dye sublimation are endless. Prior to these technological advancements, entering the dye sublimation market required a considerable investment of time and money, but now it is often favored as a less expensive alternative to other printing methods.That’s the reason why more and more companies have interests in sublimation , and expanding their business from embroidery, silk printing ,screen printing to sublimation printing.
As a sublimation paper manufacturer and exporter, we are glad to hear the news, and sincerely hope sublimation will go better and longer , provide more colors to this world, and makes people life more colorful and more happy.
The detailed applications for sublimation are :
1.Soft substrates : Mostly fabrics/textiles. Fabric historically had to be white or light in color, 100% polyester, poly/cotton mix(the garment should be at least 50% poly) microfiber and nylon call be used. Such as Apparel (Sportswear for basketball ,football ,rugby etc, elastic fabrics for swimming suits etc), T-shirt,Shoes, Socks, Curtain fabric, Sofa fabric, Umbrella fabric, Handbags ,Carpet fabric, and Toys fabric, Banners, Trade show exhibitions etc
2.Hard substrates : Mostly arts & crafts projects. Like Mugs, Plates, Metal , Wood, Ornaments, Keychains, Cellphone case, Backplate, Water bottle, Puzzle, Bibs, Aprons, Koozie, Rock slate, Tiles, Glass photo frame, Clocks, Ceramic tiles, Ceramic magnet .
See more at: http://www.brosublimationpaper.com