As you work toward coming to be a knowledgeable dye-sublimation printer to make SUBLIMATED JERSEYS, you may come across one or more challenges such as your transfer coming out blurred, dull or faded. Do not obtain discouraged! This is all part of the discovering process, and also the majority of our new sublimation clients undergo a trial and error period. We've assembled some of the most frequent issues related to dye-sublimation printing in case you ever before experience one.
Why aren't my transfers appearing vivid?
There are a few reasons why your transfers could be coming out much less vivid than expected. First, see to it that you are publishing on the correct side of your sublimation paper, which is commonly intense white. The opposite side is typically off-white. If you're printing with a Sawgrass Virtuoso SG400 or SG800, the intense white side will load face-down in the tray. Next off, make certain that you are publishing with the appropriate color modification program.<br>
Why is my photo ghosting?
If you are seeing a second version of your transfer, like a darkness, slightly sideways of your picture on SUBLIMATED JERSEYS, you are experiencing what is known as ghosting. Ghosting happens when the sublimation transfer paper changes during the sublimation procedure, such as when you open or close your heat press. Therefore, it is advised that you tape down your difficult substratums to the sublimation paper making use of thermal tape. For materials, we recommend an adhesive spray to avoid the paper from moving. After pressing, make certain you get rid of the transfer paper quickly. For sublimation, we also suggest staying clear of making use of a car open press as these have a tendency to stand out open also quickly, causing the paper to move otherwise taped down all right.
Why is my substratum declining sublimation ink?
It is very important to note that not all items approve sublimation ink. For dye-sublimation to work, your product blank demands to have a polyester layer (or be constructed from a polyester material).
For fabrics, we advise 100% white polyester for the best transfer of SUBLIMATED JERSEYS. It is not possible to sublimate on 100% cotton-- and your transfer will wash away in the initial wash cycle. You can sublimate on poly/cotton blends, however the transfer will show up much less lively as well as offer a classic appearance. In general, the greater degree of polyester, the much better.
Why am I obtaining ink from a formerly moved photo onto a new empty transfer?
Sublimation ink has the propensity to bleed onto all-time low and also leading platens of your press throughout warm transfer, which is why it is very essential to shield your press with the correct material. To prevent ink from getting onto your leading or bottom platen, we advise utilizing a Teflon wrap for each and every platen, in addition to a Teflon sheet. Teflon is totally recyclable, and all it takes is cleaning away the excess ink after each press. You may additionally use silicone-treated sheets that can be thrown out after use.
Why am I seeing little dots in my transfer?
If you're noticing tiny dots on your finished SUBLIMATED JERSEYS, this is likely due to excess dampness. We suggest pre-pressing most substratums to guarantee you obtain all wetness out. After that, allow the substrate cool down, location your transfer on, and press like normal.
Why are my transfers blurry?
If you observe blurring in your image when you pull the transfer paper off, this might be because your substratum got too much time/temperature in the warmth press, as well as now the photo has actually started to hemorrhage out. If this occurs, we recommend minimizing your time as well as attempting once more.
Why are my pictures appearing faded?
Photo fading is normally brought on by excessive time and temperature level, and/or pressure. We recommend ascertaining the recommended settings from the business where you purchased your sublimation blanks. Every heat press is various, which is something to keep in mind. One more tip is to verify the temperature of the leading platen on your press to see to it lines up with the specified temperature; for this, we suggest warm strips.