Inkjet dye sublimation could not happen without paper. It is one of the most important components, and it
can be confusing.
With sublimation, first you create the art with a graphics program. To get the art from the graphics program to
your finished sublimation product, you must print the design onto the sublimation paper with an inkjet printer
for sublimation. The sublimation paper allows you to then transfer the sublimation dyes to the sublimation
product. Sublimation paper is a coated paper which holds the sublimation dyes on top of the paper when they
are printed there with an inkjet printer.
There are basically three types of sublimation paper: regular, high-release and tacky or thermal. First, we will
talk about regular sublimation papers. These papers really excel with hard substrates, as they allow you to
sublimate very high resolution images. They also do a good job on fabric items. The second type of sublimation
paper is high release paper. This paper is engineered to achieve very high percentage of dye release from the
paper into your substrate. This paper is okay for hard substrates, but works really well for fabrics. The last type
of paper is tacky or thermal paper. This paper is specifically engineered for fabrics.
There is one more type of paper used in the sublimation process, and that is blowout paper. Blowout paper is
used to catch any stray dyes and is replaced after each pressing.
Check out the papers that are available, and test them yourself to find the one that works the best for you.
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