Applications: T-shirt Printing with Large Format Printers

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Printing on T-shirts
T-shirts don’t seem to be just a piece of clothing. They can be a favorite piece of art, your pride in a company, love of a sports team, passion for a dance band, and so much more. T-shirts are very personal items and offer a chance for graphics providers to create highly fascinating t-shirts, jerseys, tanks and other apparel for customers. With oric on-demand printing on t-shirt solutions, you have the ultimate technology for creating high-impact t-shirts and apparel for a demanding market.

t-shirt printing All-Over T-Shirt Printing
One of the other major advantages of dye-sublimation customization is able to print “all-over” t-shirts that command high prices. With OricPrint sublimation printers, you can achieve all-over printing on t-shirts as well as provide brilliant ink results, including multiple color combinations and subtle pastel shades to set your t-shirt customization apart.

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Printing on Sportswear T-Shirts with a Dye-Sublimation Set-Up
Dye-sublimation is that the ideal solution for graphics suppliers who want a massive production apparel solution for printing on t-shirts similarly as activewear, football jerseys, workout shirts and other clothing. With a dye-sublimation set-up that includes a oricPrint dye-sublimation printer and heat press device, you can build an apparel customization business with more profitable application options in the high-end t-shirt and apparel market.

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Customize T-Shirts with OricPrint Eco-Solvent Printer
With OricPrint inkjet printer you can create brilliantly colorful and original custom t-shirts. Combined with a heat press, they offer an on-demand customization solution effectively for adding detailed logos, graphics, and art to sweaters, jackets, hoodies, vests and other popular apparel.

Quick and Simple T-Shirt Customization
For those looking for quick and uncomplicated t-shirt graphics production, then the OricPrint large format dye-sublimation printers and the A3 size desktop DTG printers are ideal for applications like football jerseys, logo t-shirts, custom slogan t-shirts and other apparel products with simply impressive graphics.

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Which One will be Your Correct Large Foamt Printer?

How to choose the correct large format pritner for your busienss? There is no shortage of printers in the market. A standard buyer tends to use the maximum number of deals and the applicable options to purchase the cheapest printer money can buy. The hunt for the most economically priced printer throws away other buying considerations. It is wrong to assume that competition has forced even the cheapest printer to generate good quality prints. Compounding this perception error is the “look” of the printers. They are aesthetically pleasing and smart to look at, thereby swaying the buying decision. People often end by buying a printer which does nothing for their requirements. It is vital to know that making a wrong printer selection will introduce horrific expensive costs over its lifetime. Function and not style must influence the buying decision.

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Printers and their relation with cartridges

Cheaply priced wide format printers invariably use expensive cartridges. These will bleed you economically in the longer period of time. These cheap printers are so cheap that they appear to be a “steal.” These machines advertise an “all-in-one” capacity, doing scanning, print, and copy in a single unit. To enrich their buying possibilities, manufacturers even make them wireless. The outward appearance is slick. The pain comes from the cost of the cartridges. The starting is innocuous enough. The printer comes with a partially filled cartridge which lasts enough to make a customer happy for the first few days. Then the ink ends in the cartridge and the pain begins.

The replacement cartridge could be outrageously expensive. Its price could be higher than the machine itself. Sometimes it’s better to purchase a new machine than the cartridge itself. If you do not want to buy pricey inks, then there are cheaper alternatives. These, however, could end up damaging the machine.

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Printer must fit needs

Large format inkjet printers provide a number of features and functions. First, decide on whether you should buy a laser printer or an inkjet one. The latter is the cheaper one and you could print decent looking photos. It is possible to scan, fax, and print from the same machine. Many needs multiple ink cartridges for color printing. Laser printers, on the other hand, are regarded as the workhorse of the desktop printing industry. The most popular laser printers are the monochrome ones, printing only with black ink. Laser printers make a better choice for office use. The print is made using toner cartridges. A toner cartridge costs more than an inkjet cartridge but makes up for it in the longer term.

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Why More and More People Choose Sublimation Printing, Instead of Traditional Printing Methods?

   If you really pay attention to the printing market, you will find that more and more people give up conventional methods and choose the digital printing. As a kind of digital printing methods, dye sublimation printing is very popular nowadays.The compared with conventional methods, dye sublimation printing has many advantages.dye sublimation printing

   1. Time is the first factor.As the old saying goes that time is money. One biggest disadvantages of traditional printing is the printing speed. But for dye sublimation printing, the whole process can take less than 20 minutes from design through to product.

   2. The working space is another factor. If you know traditional methods, you will know that it need a large space to put all kinds of materials. For sublimation printing, what you need is a sublimation printer, and the size are various, it can help you save a lot of space.

   3. The waste of sublimation printing is much less than traditional methods. For applications of sublimation printingsublimation printing, designs can effectively be “made to order” or samples can be produced conveniently and efficiently without having to waste extra materials or substrates.

   4. Sublimation printing can save a lot of energy than traditional methods.Earlier models required the user to physically change the inks to keep the print run going, while sublimation printing allow for unattended ink switching.

   5. The cost of sublimation printing is lower. With the development of the technology, the cost of sublimation printing becomes lower and lower. It is not too hard to start your business.

    For sublimation printing, no matter your output is large or small, it can meet all your requirements. What you need do is just choose the right size of the sublimation printer.

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   We believe in the near future, the sublimation printing will becomes easier and easier, and more and more people will chose it.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF DYE SUBLIMATION PRINTING?

Hi, friends. The first snow in Nanjing will come this weekend. I’m so excited about it. For customers that have interest in dye sublimation printing, now I will analysis the advantages and disadvabtages of dye sublimation printing.

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Here’re the Advantages of Dye Sublimation Printing:

1.Produces a continuous tone print.

As far as advantages, I talked about the continuous tone printing that creates brighter and smoother color variations and transitions than you’ll find with inkjet printing, and a superior overall look, in our opinion.

2.Printed dyes won’t easily fade.

Also, because the dye impregnates or is sublimated in the fabric, it is permanent and cannot flake off like some types of ink will, particularly garment inks used for t-shirts or inks printed on rigid substrates.

So, durability and appearance are probably the best examples of the superiority of dye sublimation printing of fabric or garments.

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As you may know, I don’t think there’s a lot of disadvantages to dye sublimation printing on fabric, but I’ll give you the two that I can think of off the top of my head.

1.Slower than Inkjet Printing

First, it is slower than inkjet printing because you have two processes in the heat transfer part of dye sublimation, so labor costs are going to be higher to some degree, although there are now printers that have the fabric and paper inline and they are drawn into the heated rollers as the printer continues to print.

2.Production Issue

The second disadvantage is also a production issue that is being solved by the newer printer/roller units just explained in the previous paragraph. In the past, and still in the present, it is not uncommon for the fabric to get a crease or wrinkle in it, or the paper, and suddenly the whole transfer print and piece of fabric are ruined. You would have to start over. Many of those who have been at this for awhile and are using older equipment charge higher prices per square foot for wider material, but many also don’t who have the newer equipment.

What’s The Dye-sub Printing? What Do You Need for Sublimation Transfer Printing?

Digital printing is replacing traditional methods in different branches of the graphics industry. There are multiple reasons for this shift but the main drivers are the cost-efficiency, possibility to personalize prints and the flexibility of these machines. So, during digital printing, dye sublimation printing has been widely used, Let’s learn about this type printing.

What is dye sublimation printing?

Sublimation printing is a technique that uses heat sensitive inks. These inks turn into gas under the influence of heat and combine with a 100% polyester medium. Since the ink becomes part of the structure of the material, the images on the fabric don’t fade or crack – even after multiple washings.

During sublimation transfer printing, what do you need for it?

You need various items to create sublimated textiles including flags, displays, sportswear, fashion, interior decoration and much more.

1. Printer and ink

A high-quality printer equipped with sublimation inks is essential. Skyimage sales many brands sublimation printer, such as Mimaki, Roland, Epson, Mutoh and Oric. The printers are available with Texart ink in four (CMYK) or eight colours (CMYK, Lc, Lm, Or and Vi). These inks have many colour-giving elements and are highly concentrated, which is necessary to create beautiful, vivid and crisp images.

2. Software

You also need a RIP software to control your printer and to manage your print jobs.

3. Transfer paper (sublimation paper)

To create high-quality sublimation prints, you need a transfer paper that has high ink absorption and dries quickly. The paper needs to stay flat and may not wave after printing. It is also important that the paper releases the ink when heating. The Roland Sublimation Paper does all that and is therefore the perfect paper for your sublimation prints.

4. Calender

Printing is only the first step of the dye sublimation process. For sublimation to take place, you need heat and pressure. Heat presses come in a variation of sizes and shapes, but you need a calender for roll-to-roll sublimation. Skyimage heat transfer machine offers a professional calender system that is fast, affordable and easy to use, making it a perfect finishing partner for the sublimation printers.

You need a minimum temperature of 180°C for sublimation to take place. Depending on the textile, we advise a temperature of 185 to 200°C and an exposure time of about 55 seconds to simultaneously heat the ink on the transfer paper and the polymer fibres within the substrate, enabling the transfer of ink to media. Please note that you will need to adjust the temperature and/or exposure time when the results are not satisfying.

5. Textile

When choosing a textile for sublimation printing, it is important that you take a 100% polyester fabric that is pre-shrunk. This avoids shrinking when heat is applied. Skyimage offers a textile that is perfect for sublimation printing.

6. Protection paper

If you use a calender, you also need a protection paper that ensures optimal transfer of the ink onto the textile during the sublimation process and that protects the belt of your calender against ink. The Skyimage Protection Paper is your perfect choice.

Okay, if you want to learn more about sublimation transfer printing, please visit our website: http://www.skyimagepaper.com/