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Can you use regular ink on sublimation paper?


What kind of paper is used for sublimation?

Sublimation papers we mean is sublimation transfer paper, it is use normal ink jet printer to print with sublimation ink, and use with heat press machine then transfer designs onto fabric and other sublimation coated stuffs. If sublimation transfer paper use for fabric, it’s better to choose light polyester fabric. If for sublimation coating stuffs, then the stuffs mush can stand high temperature and the transfer surface must with sublimation coating. Otherwise you can not gain perfect transfer results.

Sublimation paper types by VISION

There are different types sublimation transfer papers, such as fast dry sublimation transfer paper, sticky sublimation paper, instant dry sublimation paper. And different types sublimation papers may have different gram weights. Especially for fast dry sublimation transfer papers, main gram weights in markets are from 30gsm to 120gsm. From Shanghai Vision Product Line, our fast dry sublimation transfer papers mainly are 45gsm, 50gsm, 60gsm, 70gsm, 80gsm, 90gsm, 100gsm; Sticky sublimation transfer papers mainly in 80gsm and 100gsm. Instant dry sublimation transfer papers mainly in 100gsm and 120gsm.



You may wondering what is the difference for 3 types sublimation papers fast dry, sticky, instant dry? Fast dry type and instant dry type papers main difference is drying speed, drying speed of instant dry sublimation paper is faster than that of fast dry papers. And sticky sublimation transfer paper is better options for elastic fabric than fast dry types. For elastic fabric transfering, sticky paper can avoid ghosting problems.

VISION sublimation paper sizes

For Shanghai Vision sublimation papers, different format have different size options. Roll formats such as different width as 0.21m, 0.42m, 0.61m 0.914m, 1.118m and so on, roll length as 100m, 150m, 200m and jumbo rolls of 500m and 1000m. And sheet formats as International standard A4 size, A3 size and A3+ size. Also we have letter sizes as 8.5″*11″, 11″*17″. While if you want larger sheet papers of 0.21*1M, it’s available size too.

Is sublimation paper for black shirts?

As mentioned in the beginning, sublimation paper transfer designs to fabric request light polyester fabric, but if you want for cotton fabric or for dark color fabric, then you can consider another products—OBM Sublitextile. With OBM Sublitextile, you can achieve sublimation transfer paper for all fabrics, no matter cotton or polyester, and all colors are workable. For OBM Sublitextile, it request use with cutting plotter to cut designs or shapes, then transfer.



Can you use regular ink on sublimation paper?

Yes, you can use regular ink on sublimation paper, but we advise you use sublimation ink. Because if you use regular ink, then it will have influences on transfer results.

If you still have any inquiry about sublimation paper, or you have any suggestion for Shanghai Vision factory, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have many years of manufacturing digial printing paper,and provide various types digital printing media for global customers.Become our distributor,please let us know and get free sample for your test.

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