When working with digitally printed fabrics, welding gives print service providers (PSPs), who lack experience in sewing or don’t have an industrial sewing machine, or a pool of talented sewers, a quality alternative to finishing. A popular resource when creating vinyl banners and large outdoor billboards, many print service providers are already familiar with this new process but remain unaware of the slew of advantages and capabilities that welding machines offer.
In the first part of this article, we discussed dye-sublimation in general terms, describing what exactly it is and how it works, as well as why it’s so popular. While we did manage to cover the basics regarding dye-sublimation printing, there’s still a lot left to know.
In part 2 we are going to go a little bit more in-depth on the topic of dye-sublimation and address other of its aspects, such as the machines used within the process. Let’s have a look at some other aspects of dye-sublimation printing, including the machine you’ll need for it, the software it requires, and other details.
Dye-sublimation printing can seem like a very complicated process to many people, even those involved in the printing industry. In layman’s terms, it is a printing technology that is computerized and uses heat to transfer dye onto materials like paper, cardboard, fabric, or plastic. To accomplish this, the method employs a secondary process instead of directly printing on the end product.
There are many questions that people have about the dye-sublimation printing process, so we are going to answer most of them here and in part 2 of this article. Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about dye-sublimation printing and try to answer them as best we can.
A couple of years ago, almost every mall in America had some sort of custom T-Shirt design store where teenagers could go to get their graduation shirts printed and senior citizens could design and print up family reunion shirts. Today, however, someone would be hard pressed to find a t-shirt printing store anywhere. Most people today go online to obtain t-shirt printing services simply because the ease of browsing, designing, and purchasing t-shirts for an event has become easier and frequently more affordable.
Are you having issues with your current printer? Or maybe you just realized you would like to improve your efficiency and reduce costs in your process? We all know technology changes at a rapid pace—the same goes for wide format printing technology. Take a look through this handy infographic which outlines the five most common…
Digital printing is the future, plain and simple. Computers have given us the ability to accomplish things in the print industry world far beyond what our previous capabilities were. The old printing presses of the past are dinosaurs compared to the technology of today and what it can accomplish.
The print service industry is changing rapidly. Print service providers used to be able to simply take requests from customers, print them their materials, and thank them for their business. But if you take a look at the materials being printed, you’ll realize that this simple model is quickly becoming outdated.
If you own a print shop, you’re probably no stranger to digital die cutters. These machines can create possibilities for print service providers where there otherwise were none. The ability to serve new customers and branch out into untapped markets make the temptation to buy a digital die cutter too much to resist.
In the past, the printing industry was relatively uncomplicated. Companies would put in large orders for high volumes of printed materials at a time, and print service providers would spend days gearing up for that project, complete it, and be onto the next job.