Sublimation Ink, 1000ml Bottle
- Refillable ink cartridges
- Continuous Ink Systyems
The ink can be used for tradition sublimation process by printing designs onto sublimation transfer paper and applying heat to transfer design. Ideal for us with sublimation mugs, plates and fabrics.
For best results your printer will not of had any standard ink run though it before, this can contaminate and effect the performance of sublimation ink.
COMPATIBILITY - Ink to replace Epson Ink, this can be used in refillable ink cartridges and Continuous Ink Systems.
What is Dye Sublimation?
Sublimation is a process that uses a special heat sensitive dye to print graphics and text onto paper. The paper is then placed on a sublimable item and both are placed into a heat press for about 20~45 seconds at 180-230 degrees.
When the cycle(sublimation) is completed, the image on the paper has transferred to the item and has actually become a part of the surface.
If you run your finger across the surface of a sublimated plate you will feel nothing.
The reason for this is that sublimation is always done on a polyester, polymer or polymer coated item.
At high temperatures, the solid dye converts into a gas without ever becoming a liquid.
For this reason, true dye sublimation cannot be done on natural materials like 100% cotton.
Natural fibers and non-coated materials have no “pores” to open.
Inkjet printers use a liquid filled inkjet cartridge that has a suspension of the dye in it and requires transfers to be printed on special coated inkjet paper.
1. Design Your Transfer
A computer, graphic design software, printer with sublimation inks, and a heat press are all you need to begin making full color items.
With a scanner, digital camera or any electronic image or clip art you have a flexibility to create colorful designs and add photographs.
Once you’ve created an electronic design, you can create as many or as few transfers as you needs.
2. Print Your Transfer
With your sublimation printer and cartridges, you’re ready to start printing transfers.
Sublimation produces vibrant color that surpasses silk screening or hot stamping-perfectfor logos, photos, clip art or other images.
3. Heat Your Transfer
Sublimation inks are specially formulated to convert directly from a solid to a gas under heat and pressure.
While in a gaseous state, the inks are attracted to certain types of synthetic surface. The inks actually penetrate and bond with the Unisub surface so that apermanent, durable image is created.
Other heat transfer methods only apply color to the surface of the substrate, resulting in a product that can be easily scratched or damaged.