There are many questions about dye sublimation for printing businesses and many printing companies are still wondering if they should give it a shot or not. The answer is very simple: Improved services, higher profits.
What makes of dye sublimation a more reliable and effective printing technology is its continuous tone method where each dot can be any color. Besides, prints get dry right away, so they are ready to handle immediately and this is perfect for on demand printing. Since dye enters a gas and not a liquid phase the printing process is very clean, there is no liquid ink to clean up after the printing.
What does dye sublimation technology have to offer in business terms?
Higher-quality graphics to increase profits and save time: The best way to increase profits is by offering top-quality services. Dye sublimation counts with a very effective technology. Rolls of film glide across the paper and the ink doesn’t smudge. When the print head rolls along the film it heats up and the dye vaporizes, permeating and diffusing the surface of the fibers. Then, the transfer paper is removed to get a high-quality printed graphic with colors that hardly fade over time. Dye-sublimation printers also add an over-coated protected layer to protect printing from water and fingerprints. This way you can have a really resistant printing that may last up to 20 years. The entire process takes just a few minutes, which saves you time, and giving you the chance to take care of many orders while offering clients a top-quality service.
Variety to attract more customers into your business: If you want to expand your chances and offers, you must be able to print on a wider variety of items. With dye sublimation printing companies can print high-resolution graphics on phone covers, mouse pads, signs, photo panels, tiles, stickers, mugs, clocks, awards, magnets and so on. The only requirement is that items must be polyester or polymer-based. This could sound like a limiting factor but it isn’t indeed. There are many products offered in the market that meet this requirement: gift and promotional items, awards, home decoration products, photos, signage, etc. They can be made of different materials such as glass, plastic, acrylic, wood and metal. The only requirement is that they should be covered with a polymer layer so they can be ideal for sublimation process.
Industry experts anticipate that printing market will considerably grow over the next years and dye sublimation will play an important role in it. So, if you have not make the move into dye sublimation yet, you should better do so. Those who take the plunge today will get the earlier benefits. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!