Sublimation

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#1

I do sublimation printing at my job. We can get a coated acrylic that can be sublimated. Does anyone know if the coating or the sublimation ink could possibly damage the machine? I use Sawgrass Sublijet HD inks.I was thinking it could be pretty interesting to do photographs cut out to specific shapes or outlines.


#2

I don’t, but I’m eager to hear what you find out!


#3

I will try to get with my supplier and see if they can give me more information on the coating they use. If I figure anything out, I’ll post it.


#4

Most of the sublimation inks won’t stay in gas form very long, so you might do selective sublimation using the laser to heat the back of a transfer sheet and transfer onto a surface much like an old thermal/sublimation printer. (hmm, where are my old wax transfer rolls?)


#5

One of our customers does sublimation printing and then laser cuts things with no ill effects. It will be fine.
I have been and inspected his laser cutter, it is no cleaner/dirtier than any other of our machines


#6

Great! Thanks for the info.


#7

I can heat press the sublimation. I just was not sure if the vapors of the sublimation ink or sublimation receptive coating would harm the laser.