Sublimation inks. Better performance on polyester textiles

Sustainability is a subject that is all the more important nowadays. In the printing industry, it is challenging to implement sustainability in your printing process. Sublimation printing is a dye-based process, meaning that the ink becomes part of the material and doesn't create excess layers or waste on the substrate's surface.

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Main advantages

  • Vibrant colors with high fastnesses
  • Ideal for the apparel, sportswear and home textile industries
  • Achieve soft and smooth finishes
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Most important benefits of sublimation inks

Sublimation inks are a type of ink used in a process called dye-sublimation printing. This printing method is commonly used to transfer designs onto fabrics and materials with a polymer coating. The sublimation ink is unique in that it sublimates, which means it changes from a solid directly to a gas without passing through a liquid phase under specific temperature and pressure conditions.

The advantage of sublimation printing is that it allows for high-quality, durable, and full-color prints on polyester fabrics. It's commonly used for producing customized sportswear, apparel, soft signage, and more.

In short, the 3 most important benefits are:

  • Vibrant and permanent colors
  • Versatile full-color printing
  • Simple workflow to save time, water and energy
Main advantages
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Selection Guide for Digital Textile Ink

Select the type of ink that best suits your production process and excel in terms of quality and customer satisfaction . 

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Print workflow with sublimation inks

Using sublimation inks in your printing process is done with two steps:

Step 1: Print
The design is printed with an inkjet printer on sublimation transfer paper with sublimation inks.

Step 2: Image transfer
Printed transfer paper and polyester fabric are processed through a calender. The calender enables the inks to migrate to the fabric. 

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