When it comes to dye sublimation printing,we will think of dye sublimation ink,which is suitable for inkjet printer,in the printing industry,the printers are usually wide format, maxing out currently around about 124 inches, or just over 10 feet.However, the printing machine, or inkjet printer, does not see ink and dye the same, and they cannot be interchanged once a printer is printing either dye or ink without some down time as lines are flushed and the like. I can't say what "the like" is, as I've never seen anyone convert a printer from ink to dye or from dye to ink.
Inkjet dye sublimation ink is printed for banner and beach,textile,fabric and chemically "bites" into the surface of those materials and simply dries on the surface of the vinyl aided by heat and air flow, or an ultra-violet curing system that is either built-in or added to the printer.An inkjet printer sprays fine dots of color, usually 300 dpi (dots-per-inch) up to 1440 dpi (unusual because the printing speed is much slower and therefore costlier, and for most commercial printing, the viewing distance makes it so you won't see minor flaws that may be apparent at a lower dpi.
As a matter of fact,an inkjet printer doesn't need a high dpi print to be make a fabulous print because the dye is printed on a treated paper called transfer paper as a mirror image.Once the image is printed, the dye dries quickly on the paper, then it is joined together with a polymer-based fabric - usually polyester - and is moved to a heated pressure roller. As the material and paper are carefully fed through the rollers, several things happen. First, the dye is converted to a gas. Simultaneously, the heat causes the cells of the polymer-based fabric or coating to expand and open up. The pressure from the rollers forces the gaseous dye into the open pores, sublimating the dye into the pores of the fabric, hence the term dye sublimation.