There is much talk lately about sublimation with dye sublimation ink, many see it as a technique that generates a very large profit, for its ability to customize various materials and products, even though there was some confusion about what may or may not stylize with this printing technique. In this paper we discuss some important facts for those who want to work with sublimation.
The operation of sublimation is very simple and has already been extensively covered here in Web Estampa: the ink on the paper passes from solid to gas and blends the object of the fibers (either a mug, shirt, etc), thus fixing the design.
Sublimation gave new directions for working customizing objects, or as they like to call, photo products. The market for gifts is a great example, just about everything is customizable.It is necessary that in addition to the other items (ink, printer, paper) the machine also is of high quality, as it could jeopardize the whole process. Heat must reach the entire surface evenly to ensure the quality, as well as pressure and time suitable for a good result.
Usually binds to polyester fabrics, however it is possible to stamp mug, mouse pad, etc ... you know why? It is simple, the photo products, such as dishes, glasses and metals, has a resin layer having polyester composition. These products are purchased already prepared to receive the sublimation printing. But it is also possible to buy the resin and apply yourself, you need to weigh it and decide what fits in your pocket and your time.In the resin other factors must be considered, such as temperature. Plastics for example can not get a picture, because by being placed on the machine the rise in temperature will cause melt So no use buying any product on a small store of imported and try to sublimate. You need photo suitable products, or master the technique of resin common products.