A Sublimation Printer is a printer which operates by using heat to print the document directly from the printer head. The ink is first applied on the paper to form the image, and then the image is placed on the transparent plastic cartridge which is in direct contact with the heat source of the printer. The heat, due to the vibrations of the printer motor, causes the ink to absorb the ink instantly, without waiting for the it to dry. This immediate absorption of the ink makes it possible to use the printing media with immediate effect.
Most people are familiar with fax machines, or their modern electronic form. But what few people are familiar with is the history of the humble printing press. In its early days, printers used the ciss ink system that involved placing ink on a plate, and the plates were placed over an open flame. The ciss ink system had many practical problems and was fraught with failures. The quality of the finished image was often very poor, even though it was produced by a working printer.
Soon after the ciss ink system, the development of the first real mass-manufactured paper came about. The development of this new type of paper gave printers another benefit which they could then exploit for their printing needs. After the development of the sublimation printers, print shops were able to produce high quality, professional print materials at a very low cost. They also became more competitive and able to lower their costs of production. The result was that most print shops of today are able to offer the best quality, variety and price to their customers.
Some of the best known sublimation printers include the HP/Compaq Sublimation II and the Xerox Parallels. Both of these printers utilize a two-stage heat press. In both cases, the ink ribbon is in direct contact with the heating element. The ribbon is melted and it is later collected on the heat press. You will notice that some of the early models of sawgrass printers produced great results when using this process, but as technology advanced, the quality of the final print fell.
Sublimation printers are still used today in high volume graphics and text processing applications. They can produce some very nice images, although they tend to have a tendency to smear. This is because the sublimation transfer onto heat press inks is a two stage process. It starts when the ink is applied to paper and later collected on the heat press. The second stage of the transfer is when the ink is collected and transferred to paper. The problem with the original inks is that they are insoluble in most polymers.
Sublimation is still being used in modern day sublimation printing applications. Most commonly, they are used to print a wide range of fabrics such as fabrics for carpet, upholstery, and furniture coverings. Many people are surprised to know that a standard inkjet printer cartridge will not produce good quality sublimation prints. The reason for this is because the inks that are used in standard inkjet cartridges are insoluble in the polymers that are supposed to make up the printer fabric.
Sublimation printers are primarily used in small businesses. These are very efficient at producing large quantities of high-quality, high-volume text and graphics. There are some drawbacks that you need to be aware of, though. Because sublimation printers produce high quality results, they tend to cost quite a bit more than other types of printers. They also take up quite a bit of space, so if you don’t have a lot of space, you might not be able to fit one in your office or in your home.
The best printers on the market today are called dye sublimation printers. Instead of using a high-pressure stream of water to heat up the dye, the printer uses a solid, plastic-based dye. This dye, combined with an electronic pulse, actually causes the ink to break down. The break down of the ink causes the colors to pop out and makes the images look much better than they would with a traditional Inkjet printer. In addition to being a more efficient type of printer, dye sublimation printers are also easier to clean and repair, and are generally more reliable.