Sublimation printing is a unique printing method, which uses heat to transfer dyes to fabrics or other materials. It is becoming more and more popular because of its durable design and the comfort of the fabric. Here are five interesting facts you may not know:
In 1957, the French researcher Noel de Plasse invented it. At that time, he observed that the dye would sublimate. He could manipulate it for printing while working in a French textile company. He continued to develop the process and eventually established a new company called Sublistatis SA to commercialize the technology.
The process uses solid ink instead of liquid ink, which is mainly used for inkjet and laser printing. The solid ink is first heated and then printed on the fabric or desired product. The image is transferred to the material. As a result, the picture becomes part of the material and cannot be felt by touching the sublimable fabric.
3.it is a general printing method
It does not require a printing plate and allows full digital customization on your computer. This method is performed on polyester, polymer or polymer coated articles. You can apply your design to various products, such as home decoration, sportswear, souvenirs and so on.
Due to the diversity of equipment required and the multi-step process, dye sublimation printing was once expensive and daunting. At present, the technology has made progress and the market has expanded. In this way, there will be more choices for personnel and the cost of equipment will be greatly reduced.
5.better for the environment
Sublimation not only produces high-quality products, but also is better for the environment. Although other printing methods involve a liquid phase that requires a large amount of water, very little water is used for sublimation. Finally, sublimation printing produces less waste and uses less ink.