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Is Dye Sublimate Printing the Same Process as Laser Printing?

Dye Sublimation Printing and Laser Printing – Can Both Processes be Used to Print Cloth Fabric Banners?

Question: I was told by a vendor that dye sublimate printing is the same as laser printing.  Is this true?

Answer: If by laser printing, they were referring to inkjet printing, the answer would be partially yes, but it’s a bit more complicated than that.

Inkjet printers, such as those manufactured by Mutoh, Roland, Mimaki, Canon, or Epson, among many others, are generally known to print such items as vinyl (PVC) banners, vinyl stickers, and even fabric that has been treated to accept ink.

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How Dye Sublimation of Garments, Banners, and Signs Works

Dye Sublimation Printing of Polyester Fabric: Heat Transfer Printing for Fabric Banners, Signs, and Other Items

Question: Can you please describe how dye sublimation printing works? What kind of printer is used? Is it the same as heat transfer printing?

Answer: Wow! All very good and related questions to the dye sub and heat transfer printing of fabric, one of my favorite ways to print fabric and other items, although this answer will deal mostly with polyester fabric.

First, there are two types of sublimation printers. One uses ribbon so transfer color to a transfer paper,

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Durability of Polyester Poplin Fabric Banner for Parades

Are Poplin Fabric Banners Suitable and Strong Enough for Parade Events

Question: We’re planning to purchase a banner for our high school marching band for an upcoming parade. Is a poplin fabric banner strong enough for this usage?

Answer: I’m assuming you’re using a polyester poplin material for the banner as that’s the only poplin banner material that can be printed with dye sublimation printing? Secondly, what exactly are you planning to do with this banner in the parade that might worry you about durability!?

Polyester fabrics are generally pretty durable, and for use in a parade,

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Making Appliqué and Dye Sublimation Printed Fabric Banners

Part 3: Best Way to Make or Buy Fabric Banners for a Medieval-style Wedding

Original Question (Don’t worry, I will answer it eventually!): I am planning a medieval themed wedding and would like to know the best way to make or buy cloth fabric banners for our celebration?

Answer: I’ll finish up the history on this installment here in part three and answer the original question tomorrow.

In this section, I’ll discuss the modernization of appliquéd cloth fabric banners and other uses of appliquéd cloth.

Colonialization and Appliquéd Cloth

Although the Kingdom of Dahomè fell to the French in 1894,

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