Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Member Since: 2016
Business Type: Manufacturer/Factory,Trading Company
Sportswear, T-shirts, table covers , decor, soft-signage, Backlit banners, Fronlit banners, Blockout banners, Display fabrics, Power stretches, Tent fabrics, Flags, Mesh banners, Frame fabrics, Table banners
JinYu offers a wide variety of fabrics that are ideal for dye sublimation applications, including flag fabrics, display frame fabrics, backlit fabrics, tent fabrics etc. Direct-to-Fabric printing is rapidly emerging as the go to solution for the production of flags, banners, trade show displays, tents, awnings, canopies, pennants, museum murals and more. Dye sublimation direct-to-fabric printing provides competitive cost effective single pass production in a high speed.
|Flag Fabric||110gsm knitted flag fabric||90/110/130/150/160/180/220/260/270/320cm|
|115gsm knitted flag fabric||160/320cm|
|120gsm knitted mesh fabric||90/110/130/160/180/220/260/320cm|
|130gsm knitted shinny flag fabric||90/110/130/160/180/220/240/270/320cm|
|75gsm taffeta fabric||160cm|
|Backlit Fabric||300gsm knitted backlit fabric||130/160/260/320cm|
|260gsm woven backlit fabric||140/160/280/320cm|
|260gsm UV printable woven backlit fabric||160/300/320cm|
|Display Fabric||230gsm knitted display fabric||90/110/130/160/180/220/240/260/320cm|
|250gsm shinny knitted display fabric||130/160/235/240/260/320cm|
|240gsm stretched knitted display fabric||130/160/260/320cm|
Transfer vs. Direct Dye-Sub Printing
There are many different ways of printing on textiles and fabrics, but the most popular inkjet printing technology for fabrics is dye-sublimation. And, there are two primary varieties of dye-sublimation printing: transfer printing, direct dye-sub printing.
In transfer printing, the printer prints on a special paper that has a coating designed to hold and then, under heat and pressure in a heat press or calendar, release the printed image. When the transfer paper is brought into contact with the fabric in a heat press, and the ink embedded in the paper is converted to a gas (a process called sublimation) and penetrates directly into the fibers of the substrate. Polyester fabrics are required for transfer dye-sub printing because the process works by slightly melting the fibers so that the ink physically becomes part of them. This is why transfer-based dye sub-printed materials are so washfast.
A growing variant of dye-sublimation printing is direct-to-fabric printing, which eliminates the need for transfer paper, although printed fabrics will still need to be run through a calendar - built into the printer or as a separate unit - for the sublimation process to fix the dye to the fabric. Direct-to-fabric dye-sublimation also requires pretreated polyester fabrics.
Other differences between transfer and direct-to-fabric include the nature of the image. The inks used in direct-to-fabric printing penetrate further into the fabric than those used in transfer printing. The result can be more muted colors and softer text. In direct-to-fabric, there is also greater show-through on the reverse side of the fabric, which is why the top application for direct-to-fabric - at least right now - is flags. A lot of development is going into direct-to-fabric dye-sublimation and new inksets and machines are eliminating - or at least reducing - many of its limitations.