Heat transfer printing, which is also called ‘Sublimation Transfer Printing’ is a method of printing which transfers the image being printed by using Screen printing or ink printing on special paper with heat-resistant and ink-release properties onto substrates.
Printing technique is: Using Screen printing to print the transfer printing ink onto paper (or plastic sheet). After that, all you have to do is press the paper with printed images or words to the substrate (cloth) with heat and pressure. During the heating, the sublimation transfer ink is turned into gas and permeates the substrate.
Thanks for the progressing science and technology, Heat transfer printing has reached another stage that more and more people favor a new technique, called Digital Heat Transfer Printing, in which high-quality inkjet printer print the images designed and produced via computer onto heat transfer paper.
USA, KOREA, ITALIA, SWITZERLAND and CHINA are among those who are the earliest country using Digital Heat Transfer Printing and if we talk about the market scale,China is now the biggest processing market for Digital Heat Transfer Printing.
Digital Heat Transfer Printing is definitely born to meet the customers’ demand for more personalized products as well as to follow the direction of industrial development. Based on this recognition, market for Digital Heat Transfer Printing technique is mainly adopted in personalization market. Due to technical limitation and high cost, traditional Heat transfer technique can hardly be used in small-scale production of personalized items. However, Digital Heat Transfer Printing technique emerges as a practical way to fill the gap of market—small-scale production. Moreover, this new technique provide far more better printing quality of images than that of traditional one, which is the basic reason why it has gain universally accept and welcome in just few years.
The features of Digital Heat Transfer Printing:
- the image printed by using this method have more vivid color and better composition;
- It’s environmentally friendly and in Compliance with the standard of Green Print.
The difference between Digital Heat Transfer printing and traditional Screen printing:
Traditional Screen printing cannot modestly address the color transition between two colors, thus the printing quality of some products with complex and close-grained images, such as Trade marker, sings, would not be good. Digital Heat Transfer Printing brings new profit spot by overcoming the bottle-neck of Screen printing.
Tips for taking care of the banners which using Digital Heat Transfer Printing:
Do not clean the banners by using detergent with bleacher component and make sure the water temperature below 40 degree; Do not use a washer and let it dry out in nature wind and should not be exposed to sun.
Medium steam iron is available after the banner dried up (high steam iron is unacceptable for risk of destroying the Fibrous tissue).After finish ironing, please hang up it or spread it flat on a surface.