What are the advantages and disadvantages of sublimation?

- Apr 16, 2019-

Advantages and disadvantages of Sublimation Printing

Sublimation printing with dye sublimation ink and sublimation paper is perfect for 1-up items and promotional items for small businesses, schools, charities, sports teams, parties, reunions, and many more!

The advantage of digital sublimation printing is that no plates are required, so it is ideal for customizing designs with changing elements such as names, numbers, etc.Sublimation is quick and easy to produce, allowing for same day or same hour printing, as well as on demand printing that reduces risk and wastage.

The next we will talk about the disadvantages of sublimation printing.With every printing method there will be disadvantages and so here are a few…Substrates need to be polyester coated or made of polyester fabric.Substrates need to be white or light colored. You cannot print onto dark or black colored items.Printers tend to clog if not used for extended periods of time. With the introduction of Ricoh printers, the clogging risk has been significantly reduced. However we still recommend doing a nozzle check once a week.

Dye Sublimation inks are relatively expensive compared with OEM inks. This will need to be factored in when pricing your products.Color Management issues. With the installation of the PowerDriver, color management problems have been significantly reduced. As with all printers, color management issues will vary depending on the graphic/photograph.

With all the advantages of sublimation, it’s obvious why sublimation has become a very popular method with digital decorators! stable quality consistent could win the belong to you a group of loyal customers.