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Dye Sublimation Printing Of Fabric Banners

An Online Guide to Dye Sublimation Printing of Fabric Banners

Dye Sublimation Printing is an innovative print processing that is an upgrade to the conventional screen printing of graphics onto fabric substrates. I have written several posts about dye sublimation specifically on making custom fabric banners, and most discussions are based on frequently asked questions. Basically, this is an online guide for those who want to know more about fabric banners and dye sublimation printing.

Dye Sublimation Fabric Banners versus Vinyl Banners and Others

Fabric banners printed using dye sublimation differ from other types of banners,

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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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Differences Between Dye Sublimation Printing vs. Digital Ink Jet Printing

Dye Sublimation Printing of Fabric Banners and Displays Compared to Items Printed Using an Inkjet Digital Printer

Question: This is probably a pretty basic question, but I was wondering what a dye sublimation printer is characteristically used for?

Answer: Actually, this is a good question, and while I’ve written a lot on this topic, I enjoy continuing to do so because it keeps me sharp and learning more about dye sub printing and new developments in this arena of printing, which has some similarities to inkjet printing, and some significant differences.

An inkjet printer in our business is typically at least 30 inches wide,

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Dye Sublimation Printing on Fabric: Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages & Disadvantages of Dye Sublimation Printing on Fabric Banners & Garment Versus Printing with an Inkjet Printer

Some clients have asked what the advantages or disadvantages are to a dye sublimation printer or printing, so I am addressing this topic today.

Dye sublimation printing is, by definition, the sublimating of dye in fabric. The way it works is like this. First, a transfer paper is printed on a digital printer that is set up with CMYO dye cartridges rather than your typical CMYK inks. CMYK, or four color process printing (4CP is the shorthand version of CMYK which stands for cyan-magenta-yellow-black) is used in surface printing of materials,

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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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What is a “Quick Screen” Adjustable Banner Stand?

Where Can I Find a Quick Screen (Retractable/Pull-up/Roll-up/Adjustable) Banner Stand?

I get a lot of people asking where to purchase a “quick screen” banner stand. For educational purposes, I will say that the more common terms for this banner stand are 1) adjustable banner stands, 2) retractable banner stands, 3) roll-up banner stands, and 4) pull-up banner stands. These banner stands may also go by other names, which are typically brand names applied to the same stands everyone else sells in an attempt to differentiate their brand from other seller’s offerings, which is just good marketing.

However,

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Printed Cloth Fabrics – Banners, Tapestries, Quilts and Others

What a Large Piece of Fabric Printed With Custom Designs is called

Question: I can’t think of the term that you call a large piece of fabric with a design or designs on it. Can you help me out?

Answer: I’ll give it a try. There are a lot of options here we can talk about, with a lot of ways to put designs on a large piece of fabric, or we can make a large piece of fabric using lots of pieces to make a design.

Off the top of my head,

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Where Can I Find Custom Printing of Cloth Banners?

How do Purchase Cloth Banner Displays with Custom Prints

Question: How and where should I go to purchase a custom printed cloth banner?

Answer: It will depend on what type of custom printed fabric banner you’re looking for, as well as the size and quantity.

If you’re looking for a one off, simply enter dye sublimation printed cloth or fabric banner into the search bar on your web browser, and you should find a company or two that you can work with. If you are a re-seller, your search may not be much different,

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Dye Sub Printing File Resolution & Trade Show Exhibition Questions

File Resolution for Dye Sublimation Banner Printing and some Questions Answered Regarding Exhibiting in Trade Show Events

Question: For dye sub banner printing, what resolution do you need our files to be at?

Answer: Most files will print clearly full sized at 100dpi, or half-sized at 200dpi. In the dye sublimation printing process, because through heat and pressure the printing dye is converted to a gaseous state, a lower resolution file will yield a gorgeous print compared to the same dpi with digital inkjet printing. The result is similar to developing photographs from film or digital files.

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Dye Sublimation Printing of Fabric Banners – Grommets Vs. Pole Pockets

How to Get Those Gorgeous Color Prints in Dye Sub Banner Printing, and How Grommets Differ from Pole Pockets

Questions: How do you get such gorgeous colors on your fabric banners?

Our polyester fabric banners are printed using the heat transfer or dye sublimation printing method. This method uses heat and pressure to create nearly photographic reproduction of your images on fabrics from knits to satins to sheer fabrics.

The Process of Dye Sublimation Printing

The way the dye sublimation printing process works with fabric is this. First, the dye, which is slightly different than ink in that it is CMYO (cyan-magenta-yellow-overprint) rather than CMYK (cyan-magenta-yellow-black) which is the traditional color palette for digital and screen printing,

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