Our sublimation calender and fixation machines have been designed for the continuous printing of fashion and furnishing fabric, non-woven and film.
Dye-sub printing is a digital printing technology using full color artwork that works with polyester and polymer-coated substrates. Also referred to as digital sublimation, the process is commonly used for decorating apparel, signs and banners. The process uses the science of sublimation, in which heat and pressure are applied to a solid, turning it into a gas through an endothermic reaction without passing through the liquid phase. The process is eco-friendly as there is no requirement to use water or solvents.
A sublimation calender or fixation machine can be used to transfer the print onto fabric using designs which have been printed on paper, using a printer such as the MS JP4. The machines can also be for the fixation and setting of disperse and pigment inks, heat setting of fabric, bonding or lamination of products using varying types of hot melt adhesive products such as web, mesh and film adhesives.
Through the use of ‘oil filled’ heating drums, close temperature is maintained which provides excellent print quality in terms of the ink penetration of the product and uniformity of the colour both across the width and throughout the length of the roll. Temperatures of up to 235degrees C can be achieved across the range.