• As you work toward coming to be a skilled dye-sublimation printer to make SUBLIMATED JERSEYS, you might find one or more obstacles such as your transfer coming out blurry, boring or faded. Don't get discouraged! This is all part of the learning procedure, and also a lot of our new sublimation clients experience a trial and error period. We've compiled some of one of the most regular problems related to dye-sublimation printing in case you ever before experience one.

    Why aren't my transfers appearing vibrant?
    There are a few reasons why your transfers could be coming out less dynamic than expected. First, make certain that you are publishing on the appropriate side of your sublimation paper, which is generally bright white. The opposite side is normally beige. If you're publishing with a Sawgrass Virtuoso SG400 or SG800, the brilliant white side will load face-down in the tray. Next, make sure that you are printing through the right color adjustment program.

    Why is my picture ghosting?
    If you are seeing a second version of your transfer, like a shadow, slightly sideways of your picture on SUBLIMATED JERSEYS, you are experiencing what is called ghosting. Ghosting happens when the sublimation transfer paper changes during the sublimation procedure, such as when you open or close your warmth press. For this reason, it is advised that you tape down your difficult substratums to the sublimation paper using thermal tape. For materials, we advise an adhesive spray to avoid the paper from moving. After pressing, make sure you eliminate the transfer paper quickly. For sublimation, we additionally recommend avoiding utilizing an automobile open press as these often tend to pop open as well fast, causing the paper to shift if not taped down all right.

    Why is my substrate declining sublimation ink?
    It is essential to note that not all products approve sublimation ink. For dye-sublimation to function, your product empty demands to have a polyester finishing (or be made of a polyester material).
    For textiles, we suggest 100% white polyester for the very best transfer of SUBLIMATED JERSEYS. It is not possible to sublimate on 100% cotton-- and also your transfer will wash away in the very first clean cycle. You can sublimate on poly/cotton blends, however the transfer will show up much less dynamic and also offer a vintage look. In general, the greater degree of polyester, the far better.

    Why am I getting ink from a formerly transferred photo onto a new empty transfer?
    Sublimation ink has the propensity to hemorrhage onto all-time low and also leading platens of your press throughout warmth transfer, which is why it is extremely important to protect your press with the appropriate material. To prevent ink from getting onto your top or lower platen, we advise using a Teflon wrap for each platen, along with a Teflon sheet. Teflon is entirely multiple-use, and all it takes is cleaning away the excess ink after each press. You may also make use of silicone-treated sheets that can be thrown out after use.

    Why am I seeing little dots in my transfer?
    If you're seeing tiny dots on your ended up SUBLIMATED JERSEYS, this is likely because of excess dampness. We recommend pre-pressing most substratums to ensure you obtain all moisture out. After that, let the substratum cool down, location your transfer on, and also press like normal.

    Why are my transfers blurred?
    If you observe obscuring in your picture when you draw the transfer paper off, this might be due to the fact that your substratum obtained too much time/temperature in the heat press, and also now the image has actually begun to bleed out. If this happens, we suggest reducing your time as well as trying once more.

    Why are my photos appearing discolored?
    Photo fading is normally caused by too much time and temperature, and/or stress. We recommend confirming the recommended setups from the firm where you bought your sublimation blanks. Every heat press is different, which is something to remember. Another idea is to double-check the temperature of the top platen on your press to make sure it lines up with the mentioned temperature level; for this, we suggest warmth strips.