March 30 2016
We finally plan to write an article about the functional role of sublimation paper in sublimation transfer process, after we meet with some clients, who only pay 100% attention on bargaining the price but never talked about the quality with our people. To be honest ,it is really very hard to communicate with that kind of client for us, because our main goal is wish to help our clients solve their problem with quality ,rather than create problems with low price. We insist that our point is correct. So today, we try to share some ideas with all the clients, what is the exactly function of sublimation transfer paper, and how does it influence the sublimation transfer result. If you have additional opinion, you are welcome to send us yours .
What is the function role of sublimation paper ?
When we see a sublimation product, like a sublimated t-shirt, those colors in the t-shirt is actually sublimation dyes. Those sublimation dyes stay at the t-shirt molecules permanently after the sublimation transfer ,and show on the t-shirt. Sublimation is a magic, because when you have a beautiful design in your computer , or when you have a photo that help you keep your beautiful memory and want it shows in your life, sublimation help you make it come true.
We know that the colors show in the sublimated substrate is actually sublimation dye, but when you have a photo in your computer, a set of sublimation dye, and a t-shirt, how do you make the photo finally show in your textile with the sublimation dye ? The answer is the dye sublimation paper. Sublimation paper works as an conveyor belt, we could print the sublimation dye onto the sublimation paper first, and then use this belt to transfer the sublimation dye into the textile.
Sublimation dye wants to go into the textile, but he is not capable of doing it directly , so the sublimation paper helps them achieve their goal. This problem is solved, then the other problem appears : I have a beautiful design , and i want it show nearly completely in the textile, nearly without any discount in the color brilliance, color saturability, so i have to send enough sublimation dye into the textile. The problem is that, even though i already sent enough sublimation dye at the beginning, but i can not control the transfer process, so sometimes, there’s no enough sublimation dye show in the substrate finally. How could i do with the part that is under my control ? The answer is that you must choose a good conveyor belt. Just like if you want to do something great, you must work with great people.
How does sublimation paper nfluence the sublimation transfer result ?
The sublimation dye is soild at room temperature, you can not print solid directly with a printer, so it needs a carrier, if the carrier is water, then it is water-based sublimation ink. Once the sublimation ink is printed onto the sublimation transfer paper, it is desirable to separate the sublimation dye from the carrier to facilitate drying, and so that the sublimation dye is concentrated at or near the paper surface. In general, the sublimation paper can be constructed to pull the carrier away from the sublimation dye so that the sublimation dye remains at or near the paper surface, and is available for sublimation transfer. If the carrier moves into the paper too quickly,sufficient separation of the carrier from the sublimation dye may not take place. If the carrier does not move into the paper quickly enough, the sublimation ink may have a tendency to smear or run. All in all, if those problems appear during the transfer process, the sublimation dye can not be fully transferred to the final substrate.
So a good quality sublimation paper not only could handle enough sublimation dye and provide a desired high fidelity image finally. but also a good quality sublimation paper, could reduce the waste amount of sublimation ink during the sublimation transfer process, this not only save your sublimation ink cost, but also could deliver enough sublimation dye to the substrate as you expected at the beginning.
Everybody wants to reach a good transfer result, so we prepared high quality and expensive sublimation ink, sublimation printer, t-shirt, textile, mugs, hope them work well with each other and hand you a good finished product. Then don’t forget to choose a good sublimation paper, because if the sublimation paper doesn’t work well, you get a bad result, in other words, those expensive ink , printer, textile, mugs you paid for, they are all wasted.
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