Can you make your own sublimation ink?
Dye sublimation ink, also known as disperse dye ink, is produced with disperse dye nano dispersion and water, glycols. With Jetcolour’s sublimation inkjet dispersion, ink makers can easily produce high quality sublimation ink only by adding pure water and glycols at the ratio 1:4 and filter it with three grade filters.
Is sublimation ink eco-friendly?
Yes! Sublimation is eco-friendly! It doesn’t require a ton of water compared to other dye transfer methods. There are a lot of options when it comes to recyclable materials to use in your sublimation process.
Is sublimation ink water based?
Dye sublimation ink is high quality, water-proof ink. Sublimated products will not crack, peel off or wash off. Sublimation ink is used for textile printing or personalized or promotional items. However, the ink can be used on specific materials, such as polyester and polyester-coated substrates.
How is sublimation ink made?
The sublimation ink composition includes a vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymer, a polymeric amide, 2-methoxy-1-methylethyl acetate, N-butyl acetate, butan-2-OL, petroleum distillate, disperse and/or solvent dyes, propylene glycol and one or more acetates.
Can I sublimate without sublimation ink?
While application of the drawing to a sublimation blank is definitely easier with a heat press, you can use an iron for many fabrics and flat goods, or a mug wrap and oven for several different kinds of drinkware. And, unique, hand crafted items are especially well suited for selling in your Etsy store.
Can you sublimate 100% polyester recycled?
Only polyester and polymer fabrics can be printed using dye sublimation process. Namely, natural materials such as cotton have no pores to open and take the dye.
Is sublimation ink harmful?
What is unique about sublimation ink is that it is both non-toxic and eco-friendly. Sublimation ink is best used on white plain textile surfaces in order to guarantee a higher resolution print as it is directly absorbed into the textile.
Is sublimation cheaper than screen printing?
If you are making many T-shirts, screen printing is a more cost-effective approach. Dye sublimation is better for small projects of just one or two T-shirts. The reason for this is because dye sublimation is more expensive and time-consuming.
Is sublimation ink better than inkjet?
Sublimation printing is best suited for printing graphics onto plastic substrates. Inkjet printing is best for document printing. Unless laminated or coated, inkjet printed photos or documents will run if exposed to moisture. Sublimation printed graphics are immune to water damage.
Can you put sublimation on cotton?
Now you can sublimate onto cotton using Forever Subli-Light! Sublimate onto cotton and no longer use those heavy polyester shirts. There is also no need to weed or contour cut your transfer since only the inks itself transfer over onto your textile.