feedback: Sublimation Printing
Thought you may all like to hear my experiences with the above form of printing.
For those of you who aren’t aware of the process it involves printing onto media then using heat transferring onto various substrates. During the transfer process the inks sublimate (turn into a gas). Special substrates have to me used i.e. coated coffee mugs, tiles, T-shirts and so on.
Over the past 3 years I have used Sawgrass Systems inks, which worked well, but have their own problems. When attending Primtwear and Promotion earlier this year, I found out about Listrawoods range of inks, manufacturted by Rotech. Well I’ve now tried them out and all I can say is BRILLIANT. Admittedly I’d also decided to upgrade to Epsons C80 (which has individual ink tanks) and is capable of higher print resolutions. But the inks are the main factor in this process.
If anyone has any questions over these inks etc. please feel free to ask, and I’ll try my best to answer. One point which I should mention is that due to using a higher temperature to transfer onto Coffee Mugs, Listawoods own heat tape is required.
I’ve attached a photo of one of the mousemats I’ve printed with these inks for everyone to see how good they can be. Remember this is onto rubber-backed fabric.