Digital VS Conventional Dye Sublimation

Prior to the digital printing era, the reproduction of colourful images on common everyday items such as clothes required a fairly labour-intensive analogue process, but with the new digital dye sublimation technology, you can see the benefits of this shift.

Why should I shift to digital dye sublimation?


  1. Save Time 

The whole process can take less than 20 minutes from design through to production: create an image on your computer, print it onto special transfer paper using sublimation inks, and then apply the paper with the image to the item to be decorated.

  1. Save Space 
    Size range from a small desktop toner- or inkjet-based printers to medium-format inkjet printers.
  1. Less Waste Designs can effectively be customized or samples can be produced conveniently and efficiently without having to waste extra materials or substrates.
  1. Reduce Energy ConsumptionEasy wash, quick dry, reduced creasing, with the unattended ink switching option, no longer is the machine running idle until the ink has been switched but it can continuously run for hours of uninterrupted printing. It also requires minimal post-print washing.
  1. Save Money Produce full-colour transfers cheaply and easily, the printers are relatively inexpensive. The end result is a rapid conversion from analogue to digital printing techniques and from a world of mass production to mass customization and personalisation.
  1. Flexibility of Production Setup and production are inexpensive, making it an ideal choice for creating personalized items or for mass producing a variety of custom products. Moreover, dye sublimation printing yields beautiful and permanent colors that are embedded in the substrate or fabric, rather than printed on the surface. Images on fabric won’t fade or crack even after multiple washing. Images on hard substrates will not chip, peel or scratch.


By investing in a reliable quality dye sublimation printer, you can confidently plan for business growth. At DES we provide a range of dye sublimation printers that provide superb quality, productivity and value. Click here to find out more about our range of wide format printers and the benefits they can give your business or talk to one of our dye sublimation experts, call 1300 728 411.

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