The basic step of the dye sublimation process is printing.Heat and pressure is the condition of sublimation.Heat presses come in a variation of sizes and shapes, but you need a calender for roll-to-roll sublimation. Roland DG offers the Texart CS-64, a professional calender system that is fast, affordable and easy to use, making it a perfect finishing partner for the Texart sublimation printers.
180°C is the minimum temperature we need when we are on the sublimation process.Depending on the textile, we advise a temperature of 185 to 200°C and an exposure time of about 55 seconds to simultaneously heat the ink on the transfer paper and the polymer fibres within the substrate, enabling the transfer of ink to media. Please note that you will need to adjust the temperature and/or exposure time when the results are not satisfying.
If u want to sublimation printing on textiles,it is necessary that you take a 100% polyester fabric that is pre-shrunk. This avoids shrinking when heat is applied. Roland DG offers a textile that is perfect for sublimation printing. If you use a calender, you also need a protection paper that ensures optimal transfer of the ink onto the textile during the sublimation process and that protects the belt of your calender against ink. The Roland Protection Paper is your perfect choice.