Inkjet Printers And Dye Sublimation Printers Difference Between
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- 1. Inkjet printers and dye-sublimation printers difference between
- 2. The first term is the term ink. Now, to the eye, ink and dye appear pretty much the same. They are both liquid, and both are printed using an inkjet printer. In industry, the printers are usually wide format,maxing out currently around about 124 inches, or just over 10 feet.
- 3. However, the printing machine, or inkjet printer, does not see ink and dye the same, and they cannot be interchanged once a printer is printing either dye or ink without some down time as lines are flushed and the like.
- 4. Inkjet printer ink is based on the CMYK color spectrum, which stands for Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black, and prints down the yellow first, then magenta, then cyan, and finally black. I have often wondered why it wasnt called YMCK instead, but maybe people wouldve confused it with the YMCA,who knows.
- 5. An inkjet printer sprays fine dots of color, usually 300 dpi (dots-per-inch) up to 1440 dpi (unusual because the printing speed is much slower and therefore costlier, and for most commercial printing,the viewing distance makes it so you wont see minor flaws that may be apparent at a lower dpi.
- 6. Inkjet ink is printed on the surface of an item such as vinyl banner material or vinyl decal material,and chemically bites into the surface of those materials and simply dries on the surface of the vinyl aided by heat and air flow, or an ultra-violet curing system that is either built in or added to the printer.
- 7. When converted to a dye sublimation printer, an inkjet printer doesnt need a high dpi print to be make a fabulous print because the dye is printed on a treated paper called transfer paper as a mirror image.
- 8. Once the image is printed, the dye dries quickly on the paper, then it is joined together with a polymer based fabric usually polyester and is moved to a heated pressure roller. As the material and paper are carefully fed through the rollers, several things happen. First, the dye is converted to a gas.Simultaneously, the heat causes the cells of the polymer-based fabric or coating to expand and open up. The pressure from the rollers forces the gaseous dye into the open pores, sublimating the dye into the pores of the fabric, hence the term dye sublimation.?
- 9. More info pls visit: http://www.ink- sublimation.com/ Company Name: Getwin Industrial co.,LTD Website: www.ink-sublimation.com TEL: 86-025-83228884 FAX: 86-025-83228894 Email: [email protected]
- 10. More info pls visit: http://www.ink- sublimation.com/ Company Name: Getwin Industrial co.,LTD Website: www.ink-sublimation.com TEL: 86-025-83228884 FAX: 86-025-83228894 Email: [email protected]