Thermal transfer ink, also called sublimation ink, is a kind of disperse dye ink, which belongs to water-based ink. Unlike other inks, thermal transfer ink needs to transfer the color to the object through high temperature to show the original color. The color printed on the transfer paper at first is not the final color, and the original color can only appear after the transfer. So how should we understand the sublimation ink?
The following article will cover the following
l Equipment required for the production of sublimation ink process
l Principles of sublimation ink process preparation
l What are the differences between sublimation ink and ordinary ink?
l Which channels can we learn about dye sublimation inks?
Equipment required for the production of sublimation ink process
One EPSON desktop printer, one set of flat ironing machines for printing corresponding dye sublimation ink, bakeware, cup-making machine, special paper for sublimation, and special coating liquid for sublimation. The application surface can be Cloth, film, metal, glass, porcelain, porcelain cup, etc.
Principles of sublimation ink process preparation
The sublimation phenomenon of sublimation ink at high temperature. When the temperature is high, the dye on the paper will directly change from solid to gas at high temperature, so that the color will be transferred from the sublimation paper to the surface of the article to be transferred.
What are the differences between sublimation ink and ordinary ink?
Sublimation inks are water-based inks. Different from other inks, sublimation inks need to transfer the color to the object through high temperatures to show the original color. At first, the color printed on the transfer paper is not the final color. The high temperature for a certain period will show the original color. And, the sublimation ink must be equipped with special paper for sublimation. The sublimation special paper can evenly absorb the sublimation ink, and can completely release the absorbed sublimation ink from the paper under high-temperature conditions, and transfer the color to the surface of the transfer object. Ordinary printing paper can also complete the transfer, but the transfer rate, that is, the hue of the transferred article. It is slightly worse for sublimation paper.
Which channels can we learn about dye sublimation inks?
In advertising display occasions, such as the mass printing of banners and banners, we can learn about sublimation ink visually, auditorily, and even tactilely. During the production of light industrial products, the production of printing (shoes, hats, boxes, bags, umbrellas, ties), clothing accessories, ribbon printing, and other professional fields provides us with a very important professional reference for further understanding of sublimation inks. In life, the most intuitive objects that can deepen your understanding of sublimation inks are ceramics, cups, plates, ceramic tiles (the surface needs to be coated with acrylic drying paint), and keychains, couple cups, mobile phone cases, pillows, etc. in the field of craft products. Finally, sublimation inks are also suitable for fabric pattern transfer in the clothing processing industry, such as fabric printing and dyeing, sportswear, swimsuits, non-woven fabrics, T-shirts, etc. These are also necessary for our company to continue to develop and improve sublimation inks.
Nanjing Feiyue Digital Technology Co., Ltd., focuses on develops, manufactures, and markets Sublimation Papers, Inks, Calendar Heat Press, and Wide-format Sublimation Printers for the textile, garments, and apparel industries. Of course, we are also very happy to hear feedback and suggestions from customers on products such as sublimation inks and provide better services.