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What’s The Difference Between Direct Print & Dye Sublimation Printing


In recently printing area, digital printing are so hot now, There are the two primary methods of digital printing – direct print and dye sublimation printing. In many cases, customers ask, what is the difference between the two?  What makes one method better than another?


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Well, here is a very basic primer on the topic. With Direct Print, the inks are printed directly onto a coated fabric substrate. Due to the coating, the backdrop tends to be slightly stiffer.  With Dye Sublimation, a paper transfer process is used to convert the ink solid into a gas, which then “etches” the image into the fabric.  As the fabric substrate is not coated, a dye sublimated backdrop tends to be a little softer and more flexible.


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So, which is better? Depends on the individual project. Direct print can be printed onto fabric up to 16’ in width, allowing larger seamless backdrops or fewer seams on an extra large backdrop.  Dye sublimation, on the other hand, can only be printed onto fabric up 10’ wide, meaning anything bigger would require seams.  However, the image tends to have better resolution and color vibrancy.  Not sure what would work best for your project?  We can help find the right print method and substrate to meet your needs and your budget.


We are mainly dealing with 70/80g,100/120g Fast Dry Sublimation Paper,100g Medium/High Sticky Sublimation Paper, Light/Dark T-shirt Transfer Paper, Dye Sublimation Ink.


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