August 3 2017
About tacky sublimation paper
Tacky sublimation paper, has a special tackified coating, which will be activated by heat. The tacky products are ideal for apparel, like sportwear,swimwear. It can misalign and shift the image during the transfer ir calendaring process if a fabric is stretchy. When heat is activated during the transfer process,this product will stick to the garment of a cut apparel piece in a flatbed or clamshell heat press, which will eliminate ghosting or loss of details due to movements in the transfer process, and therefore, it will help you reduce production errors and increase quality.
The 2 most important factors about sticky sublimation transfer paper, is the stickness(tackness degree) and drying speed. Now in the market, almost all the sublimation paper, including tacky sublimation paper, the drying speed is not a problem any more. So that leave the tackness the most important. There are several things about the stickness:
1. How to choose the right tacky sublimation paper ?
Usually the sticky degree depends on dark-color volume or fabric type. The adhesive coating has been designed to react differently depending on the color darkness. The degree of tackness decrease on the light color ink, and increase on the dark color ink.
Light color is designed to carry a light stickness for easy take off. You may find that the paper does not seem to be adhered to the slick fabric after pressing out. However, the stickness worked adequately enough to eliminate ghosting or printing errors during heat press.
And the dark color requires much more adhesion during the transfer.
In other words, with the same paper, the tackness degree changes with different design, ink loading.
So for dark-heavy ink load, high tacky sublimation paper would be the best choice, and medium-heave ink load, use the medium tacky, and low ink load, the low tacky. Strong adhesion would be not necessary in light-color imagines, rahter might hurt productivity.
2. How long the tackyness will last ?
This is the common issue about tacky paper. Several years ago, we met this issue too. But now we succeeded in solving it. Our tacky sublimation paper could last at least 6 months, while others are 3 months.
Learn more at :http://www.brosublimationpaper.com