How Does Sublimation Printing Work – Let’s Know Some Advantages about It

As we all know, sublimation printing is a high-tech form of printing and it used widely in recent years. Now reading and following, I will share you some about it.

How Does Sublimation printing work

“Sublimation” is the process of converting matter between solid and gaseous states without passing through liquid form. Although sublimation printing does not actually involve sublimation, because the dye does pass through a liquid stage, it dries so fast that it appears to be sublimating.

Sublimation printers work by running a colored ink ribbon over the printing surface. A moving head runs over the ribbon, flash-boiling the ink, which immediately condenses and dries on the printing surface. The head makes several passes, each with a different color of ribbon.

Know some Advantages about Sublimation Printing

Sublimation printing has many advantages over inkjet printing. Inkjet printing can only use four colors. By printing individual dots of the four colors, an inkjet printer can create the illusion of additional colors and tones. However, up close, you can see the different dots that make up the field. This looks, and is, unprofessional.

On the other hand, sublimation printing, by layering the different dyes, can create a solid field of colour of any tone. This leads to a professional and attractive look.

Uses of dye sublimation printing

Sublimation is the industry standard for all professional printing. Common high-quality printing needs are:

  • business cards
  • company identification badges
  • posters
  • decals
  • pamphlets
  • presentations
  • charts
  • anything else!

For all of the above, it is essential to use dye sublimation, rather than inkjet, printing. Because professionals now all use sublimation printing, not using it looks unprofessional. Clients know that ink jet printing shows you have a small and new business.

Additionally, sublimation printing makes it easier to prevent forgery of documents. When an ID is printed on inkjet, anyone with a scanner can forge it in under an hour. This can be a real security risk if you deal with classified documents or government contracts. Dye sublimation printing makes it easy to spot a fake ID at a glance.

Finally, dye sublimation printing can print on cloth. With sublimation printing, you can print high-quality and professional artwork on t-shirts, banners, and hats. Sublimation printing on cloth leads to permanent color that does not crack or fade.

Our company doing sublimation transfer printing, we sale sublimation paper, sublimation ink, sublimation printer, roll to roll heat transfer machine and laser cutting machine. If you need or have some questions about it, welcome to contact us at any time. We will provide you the best quality product and service. Hope my article can be useful to you. Thank you for your reading.

Compared with Traditional Screen Printing, What is the Benefit of Dye-sublimation Printing?

Compared with traditional screen printing, sublimation printing with many benefits. So, in this article, I will answer one question for someone. The question is like this -“What is sublimation printing and why choose to sublimate vs. screen print”? Please reading and following, I will share you more.

Sublimation is a great process that allows for vibrant, full color, all-over prints. Sublimation is the process of transferring dye to a fabric using heat. The image is printed on special paper placed on the garment and heat is applied, allowing the ink to become part of the fabric. This will leave you with a more breathable, soft-hand feel to the fabric. The best part is that the numbers, letters and graphics do not wear off!


  • Unlimited colors with no added cost
  • Produces vibrant colors, making it perfect for photographic images
  • Ability to create complex all-over print designs on the front and back of your garment
  • You can’t feel the print at all
  • Sublimation print will not crack, peel, or fade
  • Enhance your garment by adding a heat transfer such as, rhinestones, hot fix glitter or foil

MORE IN-DEPTH: Sublimation Printing – What is it, and what can it do for you?

Some apparel decorators call it dye-sub, or dye sublimation printing, but no matter what you call it, sublimation printing is a versatile, digital printing method that opens up a world of opportunities to any consumer of decorated goods.

So, what is sublimation? Well, simply put, sublimation is a process by which sublimation dyes are printed onto a transfer medium with a specially prepared inkjet printer. Thereafter, those dyes are then transferred from the medium to an object or garment under the heat and pressure delivered by a commercial heat press. Sublimation only works on garments made of polyester, or on specialty objects made of polyester or given a polyester coating. When the heat and pressure are applied, the dye on the transfer medium sublimates, or becomes a gas, and is then absorbed into the polyester itself; the print is actually a part of the garment/coating. It doesn’t fade easily, wear, or have any texture or weight.

So, what does all of this mean to you, our customer? There are many benefits to the process:

  1. Full color on small runs. Unlike screen printing, there is no need for separate screens, films, or a great deal of setup for sublimation. Though you may well need to have us refine your art, the process thereafter is straightforward, and on smaller orders may prove less expensive overall than screen printing.
  2. Less need for minimum orders. We are more likely to be able to accommodate a smaller order or re-order when you sublimate, due to the reduced amount of setup needed to print your item.
  3. Individual customization. Though art charges may apply for this level of customization, seeing as each garment is printed from it’s own transfer rather than en masse on the same set of screens, this method makes it much easier to add individual customization to each printed item.
  4. Lighter hand. The nature of sublimation means that prints are never heavy or thick. The garment is unchanged by the process, save for the addition of your art.

Okay, after reading this article, now you could clearly know what is sublimation transfer printing. Skyimage is doing sublimation printing, if you need some material about it, welcome to contact us at any time. We will provide you the best quality product and service. Hope my article can be useful to you. Thank you for your reading.

What is Sublimation Printing? – 3 Things Should Know and Care for

What is sublimation printing? Someone may be not know clearly. Now Skyimage professional will show you what is it. And we will tell you what should you care for when choose sublimation printing. Please reading carefully!

Sublimation printing uses sublimation ink or dye to transfer—or “sublimate”—artwork into a material down to a depth in which the ink and substrate essentially become one and the same. Sometimes referred to as “dye-sublimation printing,” this process has many unique elements to it, and isn’t necessarily as easy as boardwalk T-shirt shops might make it look. When using sublimation for a professional application such as a custom banner or lightbox, there are three critical considerations to keep in mind.

1. Sublimation Printing is Not Limited to Flat Fabric

Yes, t-shirts tend to be the product most commonly associated with sublimation printing. However, a variety of other products—such as light shades, upholstery, accessories, tile and even glass—can all be sublimated.

2. Sublimation Printing Requires a Special Printer

  • Sublimation printing is a two-part process on a dye-sublimation printer. To oversimply how it works:
  • We print your graphics onto the special sublimation “transfer paper” using sublimation inks, or dyes.

We then use a heat press to transfer the ink into the substrate.

The heat press is the critical piece of equipment used in achieving the sublimation print.

3. Not All Heat Presses Are the Same

With sublimation printing, there are four different types of heat presses that can be used, based on the look and material desired.

  • 3D Vacuum Heat Press: This is great for smart phone accessories, ceramics, and similar items, because the 3D vacuum processes the heat transfer onto materials using a curved edge.
  • Flatbed Heat Press: Ideal for flatter, sturdier materials, such as aluminum and floor mats. However, the flatbed heat press is the one to avoid when printing on thinner materials such as fabric.
  • Calendar Heat Press: This heat press is used for physically large products, such as flags and outdoor signage.
  • Small Format Heat Press: Probably the most common of heat presses, the small format heat press functions exactly as it sounds, by being the go-to heat press for t-shirts, coffee mugs and smaller executions of sublimation printing.

Choose Skyimage for Flawless Sublimation Printing

We will supply quality materials and dyes, along with high-speed inkjet printers and heat presses to you , all play a part in achieving the perfect sublimation print. If you have any other needs or questions welcome to contact us at any time. We will provide you the best quality product and service. Hope my article can be useful to you. Thank you for your reading.

How to Solve the Problem about Print Nozzle String Ink and Clogging Ink Leakage?

In last blog, we talked about what cause DX5 printhead sometimes appear string ink, clogging and ink leakage. The problem with two aspects reasons, if you don’t know clearly, please reading last article. Now, let’s tell you how to solve the problem about print nozzle string ink and clogging ink leakage.

How to reduce chance on string ink clogging ink leakage:

1, relatively speaking, long-term jet printing better than a long time to place the maintenance of the nozzle. Keep ink in the flow state, the nozzle is not easy to jam.

2, the nozzle if you open automatic flushing state (interval of a few seconds spray all spray holes), spray holes are not easy to clog holes.

3, printing work can not last a long time. It will increase the nozzle cavity structure of the load. Especially blocking a certain number of nozzles

4, Different types of nozzles used in the ink pump model is also different. 5113 nozzles have 3200 holes, with 6.5-watt ink pump. DX5 have 1440 head spray Hole with 3-watt ink pump.

5, maintenance of the nozzle, the maintenance of the dish with a layer of sponge on the top of a layer of non-woven fabric, soaked with flushing fluid after the nozzle flat up (cleaning fluid can not be too much, can not be flooded nozzle surface).

6, nozzle installation and removal must take good. Head of the nozzle is very fragile, absolutely can not bump, do protect it. Its surface is a piece of aluminum, the inner layer coated with a crystal oscillator and a very small ink tube. Even a touch may deformed, or even broken.

I hope users can take care above points to avoid those problems. Freely let’s check and discuss with your problems. Maybe we can do some favor.

Our company mainly doing sublimation printing, sale sublimation paper, ink, printer, heat transfer machine and laser cutter ect. If you have any other needs or questions welcome to contact us at any time. We will provide you the best quality product and service. Hope my article can be useful to you. Thank you for your reading.

Welcome to Our Guangdong Expo- CSGIA 2018/ Textile Digital Printing China 2018

Hey, dear friends! Welcome to our Guangdong Expo- CSGIA 2018/ Textile Digital Printing China 2018 on November 21 – 23, 2018, at Guangzhou, Poly World Trade Center, ADDRESS: No.1000, XinGang East Road, Guangzhou City, China Booth: 1106. Skyimage is a coating factory with our own R&D division, the leader of sublimation coating in China for 10 years.


Strict requirement for our products with high quality. We do take care of our reputation. We never do one time business with you, we do long time business, because we make consumable products. Aim to support our clients make profit, clients’ profit is our profit. Please welcome 2018 Guangdong Expo, we sales sublimation paper, sublimation ink, inkjet printer, roller heat transfer machine, and laser cutting machine for you.

Welcome come to learn our company. We have confidence to offer you high quality, to satisfy with your requirements well. With much experience in digital imaging, sublimation, heat transfer printing and other decorating techniques, SUBLISTAR has many suggestions on using these products. It means that we can help you save you time and money. Our staff are highly trained to provide you with the most valuable information in order to make the best buying decisions for you.

Our specialty is to offer “one-stop sublimation printing solution”.

In the process of printing and transferring, the printer, paper, ink, transfer machine, laser cutting machineand even the software which can deal with pictures are all sold in our company.

Please believe that our professional degree. Engaged in sublimation transfer printing industry for many years, we can provide the best advice for you.

If you want to know more about sublimation printing, you are welcome to consult us online. We will provide you with the most patient and best service.