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  logo-rgb.png                                                  What is Sublimation?

Sublimation as a production technique is relatively simple, itsthe chemical process which separetes it from any other form of digital
printing. When sublimation inks are heated, they turn into a gas and dye polyester fabric or items that have a polyester coating. The
result is premium full-colour, photographic-quality image that will not crack, peel or wash away from the substrate. Sublimation dyes
are not opaque and therefore the printable items need to be white or pastel colour.

Liberty Printing Sdn Bhd is supply best quality ink in Malaysia. These include cartridge and ink refills for bulk ink systems supported
with the relevant ICC coour profiles for vivid colours.

Please note that the printing of 100% cotton and no-polyester coated items does not work with the sublimation transfer process.

How does it work?

The following example shows the sublimation process to print on coated ceramic mug, using 8 in 1 Combo Heat Press Machine.

Step 1 : Print with suitable sublimation printer (in mirror image) and then trim the paper
Step 2 : Place & position sublimation paper on coated mug. Tape in position using high temperature tape
Step 3 : Using mug press apply required time (190sec) & heat (330F) and normal pressure
Step 4 : Remove from press and peel sublimation paper
Step 5 : Let it cool for half and hour. Package in relevent mug box

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What do you need?

1) Printers

The sublimation transfer process works with selected inkjet printer that use a piezo-print-head technology. Over the years this has been
exclusive to specific Epson printers, Epson T60 & Epson 1390. Nowadays, new age coming, outing fast printing speeds, high efficency
with low maintenance, Ricoh is a business class print engine that offers a new choice in both start-up and high volume sublimation
printing. This powerful collaboration allows the users to create fast, vibrant, permenant images on a wide variety of substrates to
maximize your business' potential and profit.

2) Software

Design & garphic software packages such as Adobe Illustrator and photoshop that support ICC colour profile are perfect for sublimation
& are widely available. Adobe Illustrator is design to create vector image meanwhile Adobe Photoshop use for manipulating and
enhance image for better quality. Both are suitable software to use to get cool & nice printing resu

3) Printable Sublimation Items

Liberty Printing Sdn Bhd offer a range of blank printable producs. While the process is posibble on many items we suggest that being
focused on items that are "easy to market" and "profitable" ensures good steady business growth and strong repeat orders.

Please note : All printables need either a polyester coating on hard surfaces such as metal, tiles, coasters etc or at least 50%
polyester fibre content with fabrics such as T-shirts, polo's, mousepads etc.

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4) Sublimation Paper

Sublimation paper is designed to float as much ink as possible to ensure strong and vivid colours. Using reqular plain or inkjet paper
will not work with this process. The paper are available in various type of usage. For coated material such as ceramic, glass, rock &
polyester fabri it more suitable to use our Sublimation Paper Korea. For coated material such as metal & polymer, we suggest using
Sublimation Paper China. Different paper usage because of layer thickness coated on certain material are different.

5) Sublimation Ink

Liberty Printing Sdn Bhd supply best quality ink to our customer. Sublimation ink are unlike regular inks as they are dyes rather than
inks. Colour profiles are also available to ensure consistent colour managment. Inks can be supplied as refills for bulk ink systems
or cartridge format using Epson or Ricoh Printer.

6) Heat Presses

To ensure safe and consistent production of sublimation items we recommended using profesional and reliable equipment. All swing
head presses which cover 90% of the applications are supplied with lifetime guarantee on the heat platen itself. The presses are
for mug production and the decoration of caps and hats. All presses supplied come with a one year warranty.  .

7) Training & Support

Liberty Printing Sdn Bhd offers intensive training in many aspects of the image transfer business, these are held at our training room
and are free for existing client to attend. We support our customers with user manual, phone & email.