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How Dye Sublimation Works With Wide-Format Printers

 

 

Wide-format printers are remarkable in that different printer models work using different kinds of printing technologies. One such printing technology that is commonly used with wide-format printers is called dye sublimation.

 

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The dye sublimation process is actually a versatile way of printing. It can be used on a wide variety of printing media, such as paper, fabrics, plastics and cardboard. This process is known for yielding smooth, high quality and photographic printouts.

 

The dye sublimation printing process works almost like the way thermal printing does. The dye ink used in this printing process is initially in a solid state, contained on a cellophane ribbon. Heat is an important component in this printing process; it is used to "melt" the dye off the ribbon.

 

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Unlike in thermal printing, where the printer ink is actually melted to a liquid state before it is allowed to bind with the printing medium, the dye ink sublimates and completely bypasses the liquid state when heat generated by the thermal printer head is applied to it. From its solid state, it transforms to gas and disperses on the printing medium.

 

Printing using sublimation is done in layers of color. The primary colors cyan, magenta and yellow are spread upon the medium one layer after another. The gas inks then dry and solidify upon the medium. 

 

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Once these layers of color are put on the medium, a layer of laminate is coated upon the printout. What this layer of laminate does is to protect the integrity of the printout, as well as to shield it from discoloration caused by the air and by ultraviolet exposure.

 

Suzhou Full Color Paper Industrial Co.,LTD is professional sublimation paper manufacturer in China.We are mainly dealing with Fast Dry Sublimation Paper, Medium/High Sticky Sublimation Paper, Light/Dark T-shirt Transfer Paper, Epson Sublimation Ink, Epson Inkjet Printer, Inkjet Printer also the Laser Cutting machine.

 

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