Looking for a Sublimation Printer?
You must know which one is best fitted for your requirement.
When choosing a printer, you’re making a decision that could greatly impact your future business. Whether you rely on unwavering productivity for high-volume sports apparel printing or achieving stand-out quality on the most intricate details for fashion and home décor. Choosing the correct sublimation printer requires first determining what you want to produce.
Are you printing large designs on apparel? Smaller items, such as coasters, cell phone covers, flip flops, bag tags and plaques? Full-color graphics? High-definition photography? The answers to these questions will have a significant impact on your choice. Other key factors to consider when choosing a sublimation printer are printing-field size, number of ink colors and printing speed and cost.
YOU’LL NEED NEXT GENERATION DYE-SUBLIMATION INKJET PRINTER
Dye-sublimation printing yields beautiful and permanent colors that are embedded in the substrate or fabric, rather than printed on the surface. Images on fabric won’t fade or crack even after multiple washings. Images on hard substrates will not chip, peel or scratch.
EPSON F-Series Dye-sublimation printers are next-generation Sublimation Printer for fast production and high-performance printing. These are designed from the ground up for high fashion, fast fashion and performance apparel printing featuring a robust print mechanism, high – performance print head technology and advanced ink technology.
One Printer with many Printing Technology makes it true Roll To Roll Sublimation Printer in the Industry:
Dual PrecisionCore® TFP® Printhead Technology: Enable fastest high-resolution printing with print & color accuracy
- Precision Dot Technology: Ensures smooth gradation enhancement and exceptional print quality
- Variable Droplet Technology: Ensures fast printing and detail printing, at the same time
- UltraChrome DS Technology: Produces an extreme color gamut, improved black density for rich blacks, better tonal transitions, grayscale & fast drying times with excellent light or wash fastness
- LUT Technology: For Smoother Gradation, Grain Reduction and Colour Consistency
Printing is only the first step of the process in dye-sublimation. For sublimation to take place, you need heat and pressure.
YOU’LL NEED A QUALITY HEAT PRESS (FUSING MACHINE)
Heat Press Machine is next important element in the sublimation process. Heat presses are available in various sizes and for various applications. Despite these variations, they all function the same way, they simultaneously heat the ink on the transfer paper and the polyester fibers within the substrate, enabling the transfer of ink-to-media. After about a minute, the heat is removed and the transfer paper is peeled off, leaving behind a permanent full-color graphic on the substrate.
Monti Antonio from Italy is the renowned brand in sublimation, having patented technology with the widest range of heat press. Offers the complete range of heat presses for sublimation printing, including flatbed presses, rotary drum heat presses, and special application heat presses. These machines are used for textiles, furnishing, fashionable apparel, sportswear, promotional apparel, panels, metal, films & many more.
- Vacuum-Sealed Oil Drums with 90% surface usage
- Vacuum presses guaranteeing optimum penetration of inks on materials
- Double Platen Option for dual side printing
- Additional applications : “crush” effect; Gold/metallic lamination
High-quality sublimation printing demands accurate color reproduction and precision & fine detail printing. Additionally, high-density sublimation ink dramatically improves the print quality on polyester. EPSON & JTeck are the only company into innovative sublimation ink.
Epson introduced UltraChrome DS ink, a specially-formulated dye-sublimation ink, producing outstanding images with vibrant colors, intense blacks, sharp contours, and smooth gradations. This all-new ink technology exhibits excellent light- and wash-fastness, as well as resistance to alkaline and acid perspiration.
J-Teck introduces the newest generation of inks made with cluster technology, which is trending for sports and outerwear, as well as for a variety of plastic substrates used in the manufacturing of skis, snowboards, skateboards, windsurfs, and other products.
Transfer Paper (Sublimation Paper)
To create high-quality sublimation prints, you need a transfer paper that has high ink absorption and dries quickly. It is also important that the paper should releases maximum ink when heating. The Jetcol Sublimation Paper does all that, therefore, the perfect paper for your sublimation prints with an extremely high transfer yield – up to 97%. Combination of EPSON sublimation printer & Jetcol sublimation paper resulting industry’s best output of 720×1440 dpi printing on apparels.
Computer and RIP Software
You also need a computer and a RIP software to design and process your digital graphics for printing and to manage your overall print production.
Wasatch SoftRIP has widely used software developed for making design & print job easy. With simple setup, intuitive workflow, and powerful printing controls, SoftRIP saves you time and money while producing the excellent quality print.
What Are the Partnership Opportunities?
You’re making an incredible investment in this printer, with the hopes of it providing a great return for your business. But what if it needs servicing? What will you do if you can’t understand how it operates? You’re going to need a reliable partner to turn to for support, ongoing training, and warranty options.
With more than 40 years of experience in the printing industry, DCC has one of the most experienced teams of engineers and technicians to attend to your technical queries.
The quality of the team you work with will be just as big of a factor in your success as the actual printer itself. The DCC team would love to help you start and finish your search for the right large format printer. Contact us for recommendations, advice or even just to get low-down on the best brands for your business.
Whether you’re starting a new business or want to diversify and grow your existing business, DCC is passionate about helping you get up and running quickly, and growing your business for years to come.