Ghosting is a common phenomenon in sublimation printing, but it is not impossible to avoid. Want to solve a problem, we must know it well first.
When you printing, you may find the shadow on the printouts, this is called “ghosting”.Then what cause it? A little shift in the transfer paper despite the panel being very hot from the heat press results into a duplicate termed as ghost image left behind the original image. The ghosting is ugly especially when you print on the white background. Then how to avoid it?
The easiest way is to make sure that the sublimation paper and substrates are connected tightly during the whole process. Besides, when you remove the panel from the heat press machine, don’t take the transfer paper and substrates away until the panel to cool down. Giving sufficient time to the panel to cool down will avoid the duplicate image to be created.
Some people will use another way to avoid the ghosting, but this method needs more skills. When you remove the panel from the heat press, take the sublimation transfer paper away immediately. What you should remember is that the sublimation paper should be taken away vertically, and you can’t let the paper touch the substrates,or you will go down the drain.
As a beginner, we suggest you choose the first method, because it is more safe.