In the next #TuesdayTips we are going to show you which is the best sublimation paper to make your personalization, but first, we will do a brief review of this simple technique and the importance of paper in it.
to. The printer It is the first thing you must decide based on the dimensions of the project you want to carry out; what printer format do you need; small format (A4 or A3) or medium / large format (A2).
Small format printers are cheaper and large enough to personalize small items like mugs, for example.
The most important thing is to choose a quality printer model. Be very clear that the choice of printer you make will determine everything else; the inks and, with them, also the type of paper, creating a domino effect between these 3 elements.
In no case do we recommend taking advantage of your office printer because it has already been used with ordinary inkjet inks, and to convert it into a sublimation printer you should previously carry out a thorough cleaning of the ink channel with all that that implies. Remember that cheap can be expensive. Better Buy a printer that has always been sublimation
b. The inks It is essential to choose and use only special inks for sublimation of the highest possible quality, manufactured by leading companies, to avoid surprises in the finishes of the sublimation process and not to alter the final result.
The color profile is another point that we must assess, since it translates the printable ink colors to the printer, our Inkraz inks do not need ICC Profile.
In general you can use the same ink for rigid and textiles.
And keep in mind that ink errors cannot be erased as it is permanent.