Welcome to this week’s edition of PrintCraft, the go-to source for all things sublimation printing.
Need to make your projects a little brighter? Having issues with your ink not being bright enough? This is the edition for you
🌟 Our favorite projects from the week
🎨 Tips to make your projects come through brighter
💥 Sublimation product recommendations for the week!
🌟 2 Best DIY Crafts of the Week
Very detailed Goku Shirt!
🎨 How to Make Sublimation Brighter
Why try this out?
If you want to make your sublimation prints more noticeable then it can be done in an easy way.
All you need to do is re-adjust some settings in the sublimation procedure to add more contrast, brightness and dazzling vibrancy in your sublimation designs.
Today, we’ll cover all of the possible factors that can play an important role in making the sublimation prints brighter.
Get the Best Sublimation Paper
If you use the low quality sublimation paper then ultimately the image printed onto the sublimation paper when transferred to the shirt will be dull and doesn’t seem perfect. Make sure you use the right type and high quality of sublimation paper for the sublimation printing on different substrates.
Also take notice of the color of substrate if you are going to sublimate on darker color substrates then you need to buy a different sublimation paper than that of light colored sublimation paper.
Our Recommendation: We recommend you to use Avery Printable Heat Transfer Paper for dark color fabrics.
Avery Printable Heat Transfer Paper for Light Fabrics is the highest quality and best overall transfer paper that you can use for sublimation printing on lighter color substrates.
Use the Best Ink You Can
While looking at the printed design that you want to sublimate on your substrate, you may notice that the sublimation ink and colors are dull on the paper.
It’s normal because colors fade when they’re printed but it doesn’t mean you use the low quality sublimation inks.
You have to use the right sublimation ink cartridges that are compatible with your printer and of high quality.
However, when we apply the appropriate heat and pressure, the dull paper print will turn to full color on your substrate.
When the ink converts to gas and fills the polyester material / substrate surface, the colors become bright and vibrant. Only high-quality sublimation inks provide vibrant colors as well as exceptional compatibility.
To see our full recommendation on inks this list that has a collection of sublimation inks or other online stores.
Adjust the Right Brightness Level
Adjusting the right brightness level is another important factor for getting brighter sublimation prints. If you haven’t already adjusted the brightness level to get the desired print then don’t worry.
This can all be done in simple steps. Simply open the printer driver setup window and select the manual color adjustment option in the main tab.
After you’ve selected the manual color, you can now select the brightness from light, dark, or normal. Select the appropriate option and finish the setup by clicking on the main tab.
All done, now nothing can stop your sublimation print to appear full vivid and bright.
Focus on the Heat Press Temperature
This factor can pose a risk for beginners. Choosing the incorrect heat press setting during the ironing stage, resulting in yellowish sublimation.
Overheating the sublimation print over substrate can also turn the design brownish. And due to faulty ink cartridges, sublimation can turn pinkish.
To achieve a high level of sublimation, everything must meet the standard level. For your convenience, here is a detailed chart about heat press temperature on different substrate materials. You can also refer to the user manual of your heat press machine.
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The PrintCraft Team