As a sublimation transfer paper manufacturer or supplier,all of us should be supposed to know the history of textile printing.Textile printing has of course been around for hundreds of years: in its modern form though it is very different from the woodcut prints of old. Modern textiles can be printed using digital printers, which are effectively inkjet printers whose modified technology allows the ink to be injected into the fabric (sublimation printing, literally the ink going in under the surface), or printed on top of the fibres.
In some general case,digital textile printing is basically divided into direct garment printing; visual communication (like flags or banners; fashion; and interior decorating. As the technology has progressed since the early 1980s, sublimation printing has largely replaced transfer printing, which was the old method of using ink jet technology to print onto fabrics. Though there are still jobs and businesses that call for the transfer method €" in which a transfer, once printed, is rolled onto the fabric using a heat press. The major benefit of textile printing is repeatability one of which is the most tipical is digital printing technique(and of course the accuracy that goes with repeated runs of the same file). Once you have created a print job it can be stored in your printer, technically forever or until you run out of space and have to delete older work. This is ideal for companies that commission multiple runs of the same logo design (for example) on different t shirts €" and it's ideal for your printing business, too, as it means you don't need to keep repeating your work every time you get a new order from the same company. You just call up the existing job and re-print it.
Recent years,Fabrics have become an excellent sales argument or sales promotion to those concerned with the use of lesser environmentally friendly products! For many years the US market has - and continues to - provide print onto textiles with the use of a dye sublimation paper/ dye sublimation ink print combination then a transfer process to fabrics where the time, skill and effort is reliably rewarded with washable, reuseable and long lasting use of conventional fabrics. In the UK, dye-sublimation has and continues to some extent to be somewhat of a niche market although its added value and sales message continues to strengthen. To my mind direct-to-substrate inkjet printers in the market today do simplify some of the processes used in dye-sublimation but there are quality trade-offs.
From what we have mentioned above is that One of the more major issues preventing the widespread take-up of textile printing with inkjet machines remains: fabrics, on the whole, are not priced as competitively as more substrates for the market to immediately embrace them in such difficult economic conditions. But thisis changing.