In the process of dye-sublimation printing process,sublimation paper is used to apply images to textile fabric and specially coated ceramics,wood,metals and other substrates as long as they have a polymer coating.The sublimation ink converts from a solid into a gas,skipping the liquid when heated.
Sublimation paper has a special finish that prevents the ink from soaking into the paper, it is used as heat transfer paper in dye-sub printing and is not coated like the receptor surface.The paper is placed on the coated surface of the receptor product to be imprinted with heat and pressure from a heat press,after it is printed with the transferable image
Sublimation paper is designed to accept dye-sublimation inks. The ink conversion imprinting process is done with heat and controlled by pressure. The coated dye-sub printed paper can be the final end-product, but dye-sub paper is most often used as a type of heat transfer paper to imprint the sublimated ink onto a specially coated surface
There is a special kind of sublimation paper with a property of high release dye-sublimation,it has a sillicate coating applied in vertical grids to hold the ink. During printing, heat from the press evaporates or sublimates the ink into a gas form. The released ink vapor then bonds with the surface of the receptor material to form a permanent print.The receptor usually is polymer coated substrate and textile fabric,which must be white or light color.100% polyester, poly/cotton mix (the garment should be at least 50% poly) microfibre & nylon.
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