How Sublimation Ink Works on Dye Sublimation Transfer Paper (3)

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The sublimation inks that are used both in contact printing processes and in contactless printing processes can be oil-based, Water-based, or solvent-based. Oil-based inks are produced With oil, such as mineral oil, vegetable oil or soybean oil, as the main liquid composition in Which the dye particles are dispersed. Water-based inks are inks produced With Water as main liquid component, in Which the dye particles are dispersed in the liquid.
 
Similarly, solvent-based inks are inks produced With organic solvent (e.g., 2-butoxyethyl acetate, cyclohexanone, vinyl chloride, vinyl acetate, decane) as the main liquid component in Which the dye particles are dispersed. In some embodiments, oil may present in solvent based inks. Thickeners may be added to any of the inks to enable processing the ink as a pasty mass, if desired. It may be desired to alter the composition of the ink receptive layer, depending on the composition of the ink being used. For example, papers for use With oil-based inks often have a higher binder level, to inhibit dusting during the printing process.
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The side of the paper substrate opposite the sublimation ink receptive coating composition (e.g., the Wire side) can be left uncoated or can have a coating thereon. The side of the paper substrate opposite the sublimation ink receptive coating composition can include a coating such as a conventional sizing composition to provide the sublimation paper With enhanced stability. Sublimation transfer paper that includes a coating on only one side may have an increased tendency to curl. The coating opposite the sublimation ink receptive coating composition can be another sublimation ink receptive coating composition (the same or different than applied on the first side).
 
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In addition, the side of the paper substrate opposite the sublimable ink receptive coating com position can include a marker for identifying the paper. The marker may be provided to identify the Weight of the paper or the type of paper useful for certain types of sublimable inks. Furthermore, the marker can indicate the side that is not supposed to receive the sublimable ink for reverse printing. The marker can identify the paper Weight, the paper thickness, or the paper grade. Various markers can include alpha numeric indicia, patterns, and colors. Color can be a preferred marker. People using the paper can identify the color on the side of the dye sublimation paperopposite the sublimable ink receptive coating, and understand that the paper is designed for use With a particular type of sublimation ink. For example, a first paper (e.g., intended for use With Water-based ink) could have a green coating, Whereas a second paper (e. g., intended for use With solvent-based ink) could have a red coating.