Dye Sublimation: Paper used, direct printing, UV resistance, & environmental advantage.
Question: Do you use special paper for dye sublimation?
Yes. It’s called “dye sublimation transfer paper,” or just plain “dye sublimation paper.” Not terribly original, I know.
The paper is treated to accept sublimation dye images in the CMYO (similar to CMYK, except the K, or black, is replaced with O, which stands for the overprint which creates black). This paper is matched up to a polymeric fabric (polyester), and run through a heat press which operates around 400 F.
As it passes through the pressurized and heated rollers,