Dye sublimation ink (also known as thermal transfer ink) is to make low-energy, easy-to-sublimate disperse dyes into digital printing inks, and print them on transfer paper. By heating, the images can be made beautiful in a relatively short period. Porcelain, metal, silk, chemical fiber cloth, and other materials are very suitable for the market needs of individualized development and the requirements of environmental protection. Next, we will introduce the production and application of sublimation ink.
Mainly divided into the following contents:
l Features of sublimation ink
l Application fields of sublimation ink
l How to make sublimation ink and application materials
First of all, the image transferred by the sublimation ink is bright in color and rich in layers, and its effect is comparable to printing. The difference is that the sublimation ink sublimates the heat transfer ink under high temperatures and penetrates the surface of the medium. After sublimation, The image can be formed. Therefore, no glue film will be formed on the surface of the medium, and the image will not fall off or crack, and it has strong light resistance and will not fade for a long time. In addition, the sublimation ink is to print the sublimation ink on special paper. By heating, the image can be produced on exquisite porcelain, metal, silk, chemical fiber cloth, and other materials in a short time to achieve photo-level The quality, vivid colors, clear images, and long-term preservation are very suitable for the market needs of personalized development.
In the field of advertising display, sublimation ink can be used for the mass printing of banners and banners. For light industrial products: sublimation inks play an extremely important role in printing (shoes, hats, boxes, bags, umbrellas, ties), clothing accessories, ribbon printing, and other professional fields. In addition, in the field of product manufacturing, such as ceramics, cups, plates, tiles (with acrylic drying paint on the surface), and craft products, keychains, couple cups, mobile phone covers, pillows, etc. are also inseparable from the intense color of sublimation ink. Finally, sublimation inks are also suitable for fabric pattern transfer in the clothing processing industry, such as fabric printing and dyeing, sportswear, swimwear, non-woven fabrics, T-shirts, etc.
Dye sublimation ink is a kind of thermal transfer ink. This process is to print the ink on paper and then transfer it to the substrate. According to the sublimation characteristics of the dye, after the sublimation ink encounters high temperature, the sublimation of the ink is inside the substrate instead of on the surface. Under certain conditions of temperature, pressure, and time, the ink sublimates into a gas phase and transfers it from the printed paper to the fabric (such as sportswear, non-woven bags, clothing, handicrafts, layered metal, etc.). The gas-phase sublimation and diffusion effect enters the interior of the fabric to achieve the purpose of coloring, and there is no hand feeling after printing.
In addition, the material needed for this sublimation is ink, and the sublimation ink is also called thermal transfer ink, which is to make low-energy, easy-to-sublimate disperse dyes into digital printing inks and print them on transfer paper. By heating, the image can be filled into exquisite porcelain, metal, silk, chemical fiber cloth, and other materials in the shortest time, which is very suitable for the market needs of personalized development and the requirements of environmental protection.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sublimation paper is a special printing paper that absorbs and retains ink. Sublimation paper consists of paper and a special polyester coating. This coating is the key to keeping the ink inside the paper.
When printing on this paper, the process is much like using a home printer and ordinary printing paper. Although the sublimation printer uses inkjet printing, you can't just use any ink.
You need to use special sublimation ink with sublimation paper. Without this special ink, your transfer project will fail. When the paper is placed on a blank surface and heated, the magic of transfer paper occurs. When heated, the sublimation ink will temporarily turn into gas. At the same time, the pores in the polyester coating will expand, allowing this gaseous ink to escape from the paper and deposit on the blank surface.
On the one hand, sublimation paper is a very fast and simple way to create your personalized T-shirts and other goods. From home craftsmen to professional printers, everyone uses this process. After understanding what is sublimation paper, we need to understand how it is used.
Here is content list:
l Prepare materials
l Transfer to sublimation paper
l Machine printed products
l Finished product maintenance
Choose tightly woven fabrics for best results, and light-colored fabrics are also the best choice. The choice of the heat press depends on the effect you want to present. If you want a more refined product, you need to use a professional heat press. You can also choose a household heat press to accomplish some simple goals. Choose a suitable sublimation transfer paper. There are many types of sublimation paper to choose from according to your needs.
Now transfer the pattern you need to the sublimation paper. Note that the pattern should be printed on the white side. The pattern should be mirrored before printing. Be sure to use professional transfer inks. For complex patterns, you may even need to layer them. But the operation is not complicated.
Turn on your heat-press, you need to preheat to a suitable temperature, which depends on the type of fabric. The general temperature is between 187 and 204 degrees Celsius. Ensure that the fabric is dry and smooth. Place the sublimation paper face down on the fabric. Use the splint of the hot press to fix them and press for 30 seconds. Turn on the heat press to quickly take out the clothes.
Turn the fabric over to reduce unnecessary wear and tear. After cooling, use cold water to wash, prohibit the use of dryers, let him dry naturally, or use low-temperature drying. You don't want to see your customers buy a defective product, do you?
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Most sublimation inks are water-based, and water-based sublimation inks can be used in various small-format desktop printers and large-format photo printers. The advantage is that it can be transferred to different media, not just paper. Many different media can be transferred; the disadvantage is that the operating procedures are more troublesome and the price is higher. Next, we talk about the shortcomings of water-based sublimation inks:
The main contents are:
Product overview of sublimation ink
Product shortcomings of sublimation ink
The main production areas and advantages of sublimation
Sublimation ink, it is to print the thermal transfer ink on the transfer medium, then heat transfer to the target medium, and heat to fix the color. The thickness of the thermal transfer paper is 45-55 grams, and the cost is reduced by reducing the thickness of the thermal transfer paper and the transfer voltage. Mainly used for heating transfer printing products. sublimation ink can be heated by a heat transfer machine to print patterns and text on other products, so it is one of the indispensable materials in the heat transfer industry.
The production of water-based sublimation ink requires a higher level of nano-dispersion technology and nano-level disperse dye paste. Because disperse dyes are insoluble in water and very difficult to disperse, special dispersing equipment and nano-dispersing technology are needed to produce ultra-fine particle sublimation inks, and few companies in the world have this technology. Water-based dye sublimation inks are widely used in personal desktop inkjet printers and commercial large format photo machines, mainly for digital dye-sublimation transfer printing.
In addition, since dye sublimation ink is a printing consumable, it is very important to choose high-quality and low price dye sublimation ink. For example, a desktop printer only costs more than 300 yuan, and a liter of ink may cost 400 to 800 yuan, and a set of ink may even cost 6 to 7,000 yuan. Therefore, if the choice is not good, the ink you buy seems to be more expensive than the printer.
Dye sublimation inks are mainly produced in the United States and South Korea. American dye sublimation inks and Korean dye sublimation inks have bright colors. The patterns of American dye sublimation inks and Korean dye sublimation inks printed on paper are light and clear and are heated and transferred by a heat transfer machine. After that, the image is clear and the color reproduction is high, which is also the advantage of imported sublimation ink. In addition, due to the high density of transfer ink, it is easy to block the printer nozzle, and imported sublimation ink can avoid this phenomenon.
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Sublimation ink is to print the sublimation ink on special paper. By heating, the image can be made on exquisite porcelain, metal, silk, chemical fiber cloth, and other materials in the shortest time, with photo-level quality, vivid colors, and images. It is clear and can be stored permanently. Sublimation ink is very suitable for the market needs of personalized development, such as photo studios, scenic spots, souvenirs, handicrafts, clothing printing, printing and dyeing factory proofing, large-scale digital inkjet printing systems, color image heat transfer banners, advertising flags, etc., are widely used in photo machines and sublimation banner machines. So how should we understand the sublimation ink?
The content includes the following:
l What are the specific requirements for dye sublimation ink preparation?
l How to operate the sublimation ink process to print hard objects?
l How to operate the dye sublimation ink process to print fabrics?
Different from other inks, sublimation inks need to transfer the color to the object through high temperatures to show the original color. The color printed on the transfer paper at first is not the final color, and it takes a certain period of high temperature to show the original color. Therefore, the surrounding air temperature should be kept in compliance with the conditions during use. In addition, sublimation ink must be equipped with special paper for dye 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.
(a) Install the continuous ink supply system dedicated to the sublimation of "Painting Mania" and check whether the nozzles are normal;
(b) Turn on the dedicated ironing machine, and set the control panel parameters to the appropriate temperature or time according to the type of transferred item. Different sublimation ink equipment has different parameters for different transferred items, so you should combine it with yourself. Experience selection, testing, equipment preheating, and at the same time adjusting the pressure knob to make the pressure of the plate reach the best state;
(c) Sublimation ink transfer articles are evenly sprayed with a sublimation coating, which can be dried naturally in a sealed and clean environment, or you can choose a suitable temperature and time in the oven to accelerate the drying of the coating. In short, the coating must also be resistant to high temperatures of;
(d) Finally, use the printer to output the image. The image must be mirrored and dry for a few minutes after output.
The sublimation ink process is different from printing hard objects with sublimation ink. After printing the fabric with sublimation ink and drying for a few minutes, you need to lay the fabric to be transferred flat on the machine, and then print the image face down and place it on the fabric. Finally, press the joystick of the ironing machine, pressing it at a time. After a certain period, pull the rocker and quickly take out the sublimation ink transfer paper, and finally take out the printed finished fabric.
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