According to Amir Ajanee, CEO and President, Prism Inks and Graphics One, for many years sublimation has been limited to polyester substrates, with dye sublimation to cotton thought technically not possible. The company’s new dye-sub ink to cotton technology addresses this problem.
‘Over the past twenty-two months, we have been working to develop an innovative process for imaging dye-sub ink to cotton and have succeeded. The process uses standard dye-sub paper, is simple to use and is usable with virtually all EPSON piezo printers, including MicroTFP print heads. We are extremely excited to announce this breakthrough.’
Ajanee continued, ‘The feedback we have from our customers has been very exciting. We are expecting FabriMate applications to be wide-ranging and far beyond apparel to include automotive, interior decoration, furniture, soft signage, medical uniforms and much more. This technology offers incredible new capabilities.’
During the Printing United Show, Graphics One will be providing technology demonstrations on three different cotton and polyester systems including a complete letter-sized entry-level t-shirt system, a complete 33 x 48.2cm (13” x 19”) T-shirt system and a complete direct-to-fabric 60.9cm (24 inch) for proofing purposes. FabriMate initial shipments are expected to start in November and will be available through the Graphics One distribution channel.
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