As you work toward becoming a skilled dye-sublimation printer to make SUBLIMATED JERSEYS, you may encounter several obstacles such as your transfer coming out fuzzy, dull or faded. Don't obtain dissuaded! This is all part of the understanding procedure, and the majority of our new sublimation clients experience an experimentation duration. We've put together several of one of the most constant problems related to dye-sublimation printing in case you ever before experience one.
Why aren't my transfers coming out vibrant?
There are a couple of reasons your transfers could be coming out much less vibrant than expected. First, ensure that you are printing on the correct side of your sublimation paper, which is normally intense white. The other side is normally beige. If you're printing with a Sawgrass Virtuoso SG400 or SG800, the bright white side will load face-down in the tray. Next, guarantee that you are printing with the proper color adjustment program.br
Why is my photo ghosting?
If you are seeing a 2nd variation of your transfer, like a shadow, slightly sideways of your image on SUBLIMATED JERSEYS, you are experiencing what is known as ghosting. Ghosting happens when the sublimation transfer paper shifts during the sublimation process, such as when you open or close your warm press. Consequently, it is advised that you tape down your difficult substrates to the sublimation paper utilizing thermal tape. For materials, we advise a glue spray to prevent the paper from relocating. After pushing, see to it you remove the transfer paper quickly. For sublimation, we also recommend staying clear of using an automobile open press as these have a tendency to pop open as well quick, creating the paper to move if not taped down well enough.
Why is my substrate declining sublimation ink?
It is necessary to keep in mind that not all products approve sublimation ink. For dye-sublimation to function, your item blank needs to have a polyester finishing (or be made from a polyester material).
For materials, we advise 100% white polyester for the best transfer of SUBLIMATED JERSEYS. It is not feasible to sublimate on 100% cotton-- as well as your transfer will certainly remove in the initial clean cycle. You can sublimate on poly/cotton blends, yet the transfer will certainly appear much less dynamic and also give a vintage appearance. In general, the higher degree of polyester, the far better.
Why am I getting ink from a previously moved picture onto a new blank transfer?
Sublimation ink has the tendency to hemorrhage onto all-time low and also leading platens of your press throughout warmth transfer, which is why it is extremely important to shield your press with the proper material. To prevent ink from getting onto your top or bottom platen, we suggest using a Teflon wrap for each and every platen, as well as a Teflon sheet. Teflon is completely reusable, and all it takes is wiping away the excess ink after each press. You might also make use of silicone-treated sheets that can be disposed of after use.
Why am I seeing little dots in my transfer?
If you're seeing small dots on your finished SUBLIMATED JERSEYS, this is likely because of excess wetness. We recommend pre-pressing most substrates to ensure you obtain all moisture out. Then, let the substrate cool, location your transfer on, and also press like normal.
Why are my transfers blurred?
If you see obscuring in your photo when you draw the transfer paper off, this may be since your substratum obtained way too much time/temperature in the warm press, and now the image has started to hemorrhage out. If this happens, we recommend decreasing your time and attempting once again.
Why are my pictures appearing discolored?
Picture fading is generally caused by way too much time as well as temperature, and/or stress. We recommend double-checking the advised setups from the firm where you acquired your sublimation blanks. Every warm press is various, which is something to remember. An additional pointer is to verify the temperature of the leading platen on your press to make sure it lines up with the specified temperature level; for this, we advise heat strips.