If you are planning a textile related job, please read this first!
Since 2009 we have been offering:
Dye Sublimation Print, Transfer print, Textile Print
Base material: 100% polyesther textiles
Unfortunately at this point there is no exception to the base material, the reason being the working mechanism of the textile used.
- Luckily a few % of Lycra works, if the rest is Polyester. We have tested up to 5-7% of Lycra, feel free to ask and test
When we say “textile printing”, we talk about a multi-step process as follows.
- We print to a special paper with a special textile ink on a digital printer up to 110 cm in width
- Heat treatment, or heat transfer. At 180 degrees the ink evaporates, and the steam of ink “paints” the fibers of the textile. The print can be washed under normal conditions. We kindly recommend 40 degrees and inside out.
- Previous step does not work with natural fibers. Mixed materials may be printed, be prepared for dull colors and the heat may destroy the natural fiber. We prefer to say its not possible for us today.
There are two possible ways of heat treatment in use today. On a roll calander a bigger amount can be produced quickly, but to load the machine 2-5 meters are wasted, and the general minimum order can be around 25-50 m.
We utilize a heat press, that gives us the following advantages:
- there is no loading waste, so 1 (one) piece of print can be produced economically
- immediate change over to different materials, say from bathing suit to overcoat material
- for testing a new material even a samll A4 size is enough
- we cant print rolls, but we can print the patterns within the sewing pattern, altogether this is more economical
- our biggest printable size is 148×98 cm, please note that this is almost a running meter. (This can be either way in relation to the run length, and the remaining piece can be used)
- 148 cm depends on Your material, please check. There are materials where only up to 140cm is usable.
- Textiles have a tendency of shrinking from the heat shock, so please allow 105 cm for 98 cm to be printed.
- We can not print tiles next to each other, unlike at when screen printing.
- Preparation: general Adobe DTP formats. Photos 100-150 dpi, vectors where possible. AdobeRGB gives larger gamut than CMYK (but not the whole aRGB gamut can be printed)
- we print at 720 dpi that is higher than most textiles are able to hold. The fiber structure is lower than that.
What is it good for?
The dress in the opening image (please click for a larger view) is made with sublimation.
Design: Judit Szabó Gardróbja
Original silk painting: Réka Somogyi
Photó: Feel Delight Photography by Gabor Csako
Stylig: Lady Berry Style by Alexandra Szigeti
Currently we cannot produce on these materials:
Printing organic fibers is a difficult process, the textile needs to be washed, pre-treated, dried, after printing needs to be fixated, chemically washed, washed, dried – not necessarily in that order. This is a multi variable complex process that we are not prepared for currently.