Finishing is a series of steps that result in the ENNOBLING of a fabric, integrated into the production process depending on the type of item that you need to produce. ENNOBLING   The various processes are carried out in sequence and range from scouring to a thorough final control and packing. All the various stages, especially the Read more about Finishing[…]

The world of textiles for dye-sublimation printing

uninverso sublimazione

The intention of this report is to offer an insight into the interesting and modern panorama textiles for dye-sublimation printing , offering the opportunity to find out more about the areas of main interest via the various links. The idea came about as a result of the current market situation for visual communications, confirming the Read more about The world of textiles for dye-sublimation printing[…]

Yarns for dye-sublimation printing

filati sublimazione

Fabrics and, obviously, the yarns they are made of, have to be capable of withstanding the combination of the three elements involved in dye-sublimation printing: TEMPERATURE, SPEED and PRESSURE. Together, these enable the transfer machine (a calender or press) or the direct-to-textile printer, to create the ideal printing conditions. In fact, a temperature of at Read more about Yarns for dye-sublimation printing[…]

Orthogonal/shuttle weaving for dye-sublimation printing

tessuti sublimazione

The best ORTHOGONAL/SHUTTLE woven fabric for sublimation printing is made primarily of POLYESTER because this fabric offers the best resistance to the high temperatures needed for dye-sublimation printing. Nevertheless, in view of the “thermal shock” in dye-sublimation printing, it is important to use a fabric with a densely woven structure. In this case, CANVAS guarantees less Read more about Orthogonal/shuttle weaving for dye-sublimation printing[…]

Knitted fabrics for dye-sublimation printing

Knitted fabrics have been used for dye-sublimation printing for many years, especially for sports apparel, and so the people working in this field have become very experienced. However, this specific market is becoming increasingly influenced by the “fashion” factor, so manufacturers are being forced to use the latest items just to keep up with the latest Read more about Knitted fabrics for dye-sublimation printing[…]

Finishing for dye-sublimation printed fabrics

finissaggio sublimazione

During the FINISHING cycle for fabrics for direct-to-textile or indirect dye-sublimation printing, the main steps to monitor are BOILING OFF in order to clean the fabric and HEAT SETTING used to achieve maximum dimensional stability and avoid shrinkage during printing. It is very important to use chemicals designed for use at high temperatures, as they Read more about Finishing for dye-sublimation printed fabrics[…]

Indirect transfer dye-sublimation printing using a calander/flat press

stampa sublimazione indiretta

Indirect transfer dye-sublimation printing is the technique where a digital plotter is used to print a design onto a special paper and then a calander or a flat press is used, operating at temperatures in excess of 180°C to transfer the ink onto the fabric via sublimation. Before we continue, it may be useful to Read more about Indirect transfer dye-sublimation printing using a calander/flat press[…]

Direct-to-textile dye-sublimation printing

stampa sublimatica diretta

Plotters for direct-to-textile inkjet printing are a technological solution that has only recently been launched on the market. It came initially from the idea of using plotters previously made for printing a design onto paper (which was subsequently transferred onto fabric by means of calanders or flat presses ) using the new inks suitable for Read more about Direct-to-textile dye-sublimation printing[…]

Applications of dye-sublimation printing

applicazioni sublimazione

Here is a list of some of the main applications for dye-sublimation printed products with a calander or directly with the latest generation plotters. Flags Flags in many shapes and sizes are undoubtedly the most common application. The item used most is warp-knitted fabric, commonly known as “Flag”, weight 90-110 g/m2 with good “two-sided” capacity. Banners Another application Read more about Applications of dye-sublimation printing[…]