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How to Choose Fabric for Digital Transfer Printing?

Digital transfer printing is mainly used in polyester fiber products, and with the improvement of transfer printing, it has been widely applied in nylon, acrylonitrile, cotton, linen, and woolen fabrics.

Sublimation transfer printing fabrics are divided into wet, dry, steam, vacuum, thermal and other forms. Digital transfer printing method can accurately reproduce the pattern for mechanized production, and has the advantages of simple process, especially the postprocessing process than the traditional printing dyeing and printing and dyeing the same simple handle, and gradually replace the old method of printing potential. But most printing and dyeing factories in China are still using traditional printing and dyeing processes. Only a few production units use transfer printing for production.

digital transfer printing

I. Features of transfer printing fabric:

(1) the pattern of transfer printing fabric (cloth) has the characteristics of vivid flower pattern, exquisite pattern, clear layers and strong stereoscopic feeling. Transfer printing can print natural scenery and artistic patterns.

(2) transfer printing fabric (fabric) equipment has the characteristics of simple structure, small footprint, low investment and high economic efficiency. As the equipment is tension free processing, suitable for all kinds of thickness printing. In addition, the transfer printing process can be packaged without leaving the factory.

(3) there is no environmental pollution in transfer printing fabric (fabric). Due to the dry processing, without washing, steaming, and drying, so there is no waste gas and waste water discharge.

(4) digital transfer printing fabric (fabric) has the advantages of high production efficiency, labor saving and easy operation. At present, a wide range of hot melt resin, in addition to polyester, there are polyamide, vinyl acetate copolymer and polyurethane. The main component of polyester hot melt adhesive is polyester resin, polyester resin is polybasic acid. Obtained by the esterification of polyols with polyols. Polyurethane hot melt adhesive has strong adhesive force, toughness, low temperature resistance and nylon fabric affinity.

digtial printing Transfer printing fabric (cloth) the principle of transfer printing fabric (fabric) is used for polyester fabrics. It is a kind of printing method that uses the high temperature (about 200 DEG C) to sublimate the dye into the air, condenses it on the surface of polyester fiber, and then seepage to the amorphous area of the macromolecule, and then stays inside the fiber after being cooled. Three, transfer printing fabric (cloth) transfer of dye Disperse dye printing application requirements, the sublimation temperature should be lower than the fiber macromolecule melting point and does not damage the fabric strength principle, suitable for polyester processing temperature of heat press machine is 180–210 DEG C.


Necessary Machines for Dye Sublimation Printing

If you are going to start your business of a high-quality dye sublimation printing, what machines do you need?

dye sublimation printing

The answer is : you will need to purchase a heat transfer machine firstly which helps you run high-volume production simultaneously.

calender heat pressA heat transfer machine plays an important role in the process of sublimation printing. Although they are available that vary in size and application, thet all function the same way: at 400 degree Fahrenheit, the calender simultaneously heats the digital ink on the sublimation transfer paper and the polymer fibers within the substrate, enabling the transfer of ink-to-media. When it cools, the heat is removed and the transfer paper is peeled off, leaving behind a permanent, full-color graphic on the substrate. A good calender can work for many years and continue operating in line with the increased production capacity. If you plan is to create large format signs and graphics for the long-term. A reliable large format press should last decades and fulfill an increasing sublimation output as your business and printing machinery grows. Invest in reliable quality heat press and plan for business growth.

Then you should buy a inkjet sublimation printer for your business of dye sublimation printing.

dye sublimation inkjet printerA sublimation printer is a computer printer which uses heat to transfer dye onto materials such as a plastic, card, paper, or fabric.  a inkjet printer is an investment in your business, never choose bad one, or you will lose more.

Our company, Sublistar, is a machine manufacturer with over 10 years of experience producing rotary heat press machine and digital sublimation printer.  Our commitment is to continual development, improvement and consistently high quality gives our customers a competitive edge ensuring continued success. Any question, please contact us. Our team will try our best to provide you with the best product and service.  Thank you for your reading.

Get the Best Transfer Result During The Digital Sublimation Printing Area



Before you transfer your patterns onto the fabric with large quantity, you should better have a test with your sublimation paper and the heat press machine,So that you can make sure the temperature and time of the machine is the best for your pattern. patterns transferred with the best effect

digital sublimation printing

digital sublimation printing

Before you do the heat transfer printing, make sure the sublimation paper with patterns is dry ncase of the ghosting on your fabric. Before the transfer, blow your fabric or textile, remove the fabric and transfer paper scraps, cilia and other attachments, so that these debris caught in paper and fabric caused by printing defects.


The ghost is often due to the pressure plate too fast separation, the upper pressure plate adsorption of ink jet sublimation transfer paper, then adjust the throttle to the plate heat transfer machine cylinder (or cylinder) to slow down the speed, to avoid Transfer of paper was sucked after the fall caused by the second sublimation transfer and ghosting. To avoid ghosting can also be dipped in the four corners of the thermal transfer paper adhesion of water transfer fabric.

rotary heat pressing machine

rotary heat pressing machine

As the floor of the cushion material in the absorption of ink after the accumulation of moisture will lead to excessive water vapor when the transfer, so that the pattern on the transfer cloth color fades, local fog water, In the transfer before and during the transfer process to always empty a few times, the moisture on the cotton pad on the vapor evaporation, if the conditions can be replaced in time dry pad material to avoid this situation.


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Sublimation Heat Transfer Printing VS Screen Printing VS Direct Printing – Let’s Know Their Differences

We sometimes find that there are various patterns on clothes, curtains, T-shirts, bedding, and other fabrics. Do you know these patterns come from? There are three types printing: Sublimation Heat Transfer Printing, Screen Printing, Direct Printing. Do you know their differences, if you don’t know, let me tell you!

1. Sublimation Heat Transfer Printing

Media: Paper

Principle: high temperature and high pressure, liquid state> solid state> gas state> solid state (on fabric)

Method: Transfer. Need sublimation paper, sublimation ink to carry.


a. The thermal sublimation can directly transfer the transferred pattern to the fabric. The operation is simple, the printing speed is fast, and the cost of the thermal transfer printing machine is not high.

b. The color of the printing is bright and does not fade, one can print, and the printing cost is low.

Disadvantages: Can not print pure cotton fabric, and black fabric, unless the white fabric is printed in black.

2.Screen Printing

Media: Glue

Method: open mold


a. Suitable for various materials

b. Low cost, suitable for large-volume printing

Disadvantages: a small amount of printing costs high, need to open mold plate. There is a layer of glue on the printed pattern, which is easy to fall off, pollutes the environment and is easy to fade.

3. Direct Printing

Principle: directly on the cloth with reactive ink

Method: first glue (white) — print — drying / high-pressure fixing — washing — soft — drying

Advantages: Provincial printing paper


a. Machines and equipment are expensive, generally need hundreds of thousands, and the input cost is high

b. Instability

c. No bleaching but insufficient color fastness.

Okay, these all above are my share about the differences among Dye sublimation printing, Screen Printing and Direct Printing . If you have any other needs or questions welcome to contact us at any time. We will provide you the best quality product and service. Hope my article can be useful to you. Thank you for your reading.

What is Dye Sublimation Printing?What Do You Need for It?

what is dye sublimation printing?Now,I share you something about it —— Dye Sublimation printing is a technique that uses heat sensitive inks. These inks turn into gas under the influence of heat and combine with a polyester medium. Since the ink becomes part of the structure of the material, the images on the fabric don’t fade or crack – even after multiple washings.

Then what do you need for it?You need various items to create sublimated textiles including flags, displays, sportswear, fashion, interior decoration and much more.

1. Printer and ink

A high-quality printer equipped with sublimation inks is essential. The Oric and Epson printer that are specifically designed for sublimation printing. The printers are available with Texart ink in four (CMYK) or eight colours (C,M,Y,BK,LC, LM). These inks have many colour-giving elements and are highly concentrated, which is necessary to create beautiful, vivid and crisp images.

2. Software

You also need a software to control your printer and to manage your print jobs. Therefore, when you invest in a printer, you are sure that you also have the ideal software at your disposal to run your machine. It has a perfect colour management and a multi-colour engine .

3. Transfer paper (sublimation paper)

To create high-quality sublimation prints, you need a transfer paper that has high ink absorption and dries quickly. The paper needs to stay flat and may not wave after printing. It is also important that the paper releases the ink when heating. The Sublimation transfer Paper does all that and is therefore the perfect paper for your sublimation prints.

4. Calender

Printing is only the first step of the dye sublimation process. For sublimation to take place, you need heat and pressure. Heat presse machine come in a variation of sizes and shapes, but you need a calender for roll-to-roll sublimation. Our company offers many kinds heat press, with a professional calender system that is fast, affordable and easy to use, making it a perfect finishing partner for the sublimation printers.

5. Textile

When choosing a textile for sublimation printing, it is important that you take a polyester fabric that is pre-shrunk. This avoids shrinking when heat is applied.

6. Laser Cutting Machine

For printing products you also need a Laser Cutting Machine. With a laser, cutting your fabrics and textiles to size can be done with both efficiency and ease. Laser engraving your materials can provide both a tactile effect and unparalleled high-quality finish. Whether your application is cutting unique and fine detailed shapes out of polyester, or engraving on a wide variety of other materials, laser engraving machines offer nearly endless design possibilities. Even applications with synthetic substances can be laser engraved, as these types of materials react very well during processing. Laser machines are ideal for processing polyester, because they perfectly seal the edges once heat is applied from the laser beam, and the material is left without any fraying.

Okay, These all above are my share about the question——what is dye sublimation printing?What do you need for it?If you have any other needs or questions welcome to contact us at any time. We will provide you the best quality product and service. Hope my article can be useful to you. Thank you for your reading.