Sublimation Calender

Sublimation Calender

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.

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Different products require different parameters to achieve the correct result, so a combination of heat, time and pressure for one product may not suit a different product. Our broad experience in this field allows us to advise you on the most suitable combinations for treated, woven, non-woven, mono and bi stretch materials.

The DS series sublimation and fixation machine can be constructed with various cylinder dimensions in terms of width and diameter. The wider the cylinder, the wider the product that can be processed, even allowing two rolls to be simultaneously processed. The larger the drum, the faster the production speeds that can be achieved.

Drum sizes available:
215, 350, 500, 600, 800, 1000mm in diameter

Working widths available:
1600 – 3200mm

Standard equipment:

  • 100% Nomex felt belts, produced in Italy
  • Belt edge control
  • Touch screen operation
  • Programmable heating and cooling with the ability to set a timer and have the machine ready for production at shift start
  • Safety chucks with quick change, heavy duty airshafts for all feed and winding positions
  • Manual fabric rewind tension control
  • Disc air brakes for the unwinding tension of the protection paper, fabric and printing paper
  • Manual brake systems for the printing and protection paper rewinds

Optional equipment:

  • Table entry
  • Conveyor system for individual pieces
  • Extraction Hood
  • Silicon covered external bonding pressure roller
  • Internal metal pressure roller for bonding and foiling operations
  • Web guiding equipment
  • Chilled cooling rollers
  • Motorised A-frame winding system
  • Motorised large roll feeding system
  • In-line slitting system