According to the demand of iron on transfer printing market, the most useful printing methods are:
(1) gravure printing machine printing disperse dyes, the advantages are: printing paper low cost, exquisite pattern expression, strong sense of layering, full pattern. Suitable for mass iron on transfer printing production. Disadvantages: plate making cost is high, low – volume personalized products competitiveness.
(2) offset press printing offset printing ink, sublimation printing ink with a printer, after the natural drying, with this paper iron on transfer to the need to print fabrics. Advantages: because of its use of ps plate printing, plate cost is low, the cost is low, suitable for small batch printing products. Drawback: the color depth after printing gets very good control hard, if you want to do dress when heat transfer is printed, have to consider one time, because any a dress, also have two pieces of cloth make it at least, think about: dress before and after piece color differs bigger circumstance, how does this dress still sell? What to wear?
(3) digital thermal transfer printing, advantages: the pattern expression is more delicate than any one of the transfer printing printing, layering sense is very strong, the pattern is unusually full, but also because of no plate printing, completely eliminate the other printing methods brought by the color register is not allowed or block the disadvantages. Disadvantages: although there is no charge, but printing ink and paper costs, so far, only suitable for small batch personalized products to do transfer printing.
(4) silk-screen sublimation printing ink, this transfer printing method, plate making cost is low, sublimation printing ink is not expensive, but because the printing version is screen version, pattern edge trading burr, not suitable for characters, scenery and other delicate pattern printing.
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