Dye-sublimated prints have a depth and range of color that cannot be duplicated by any other inkjet method. SignCenter offers both dye-sublimation for fabric printing and board printing. We use a paper transfer sublimation method that gives us better control over color than the alternative direct to substrate process.
Two printers, 60″ and 104″ wide, produce the transfer prints that are then married to white polyester fabric and sent through our 64″ or 126″ heat presses at 400 degrees. The resulting prints are hot knife trimmed to seal the edges and then sent to our sewing department to be made into banners, table throws, flags or silicon edge graphic frame inserts.
One caution with specifying dye-sublimation fabrics for outdoor use: the dye based inks are susceptible to UV fading and are not recommended for more that 6 months in the sun.
Most dye-sub fabrics are fire retardant. Specific information on fabrics can be found here.
- Polyester Fabric
- Up to 104″
- Up to 1440 dpi
- 4 Color
For high definition dye-sublimated boards, we use an Epson SureColor F7200 printer. This 64″ printer uses UltraChrome DS HDK Ink. The Black ink is formulated with a higher-density black for richer black tones and greater contrast and accurate image reproduction. After we produce the transfer prints, they are used in combination with our Geo Knight 931 Triton 54″ x 103″ Automatic Rigid Sublimation Heat Press or our Geo Knight DK25SP 20″ x 25″ Automatic Rigid Sublimation Heat Press.The results are vibrant colors and clarity like no other board printing offered.
- Wood (MDF)
- Up to 64″
- up to 1440 x 720 dpi
- 4 Color