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Surface dye

S u b l i m at i o n

Is HeatIng Up

High-definition dye sublimation on metal, acrylic, photo
panels, and other rigid substrates offers fresh options for
printing photography, fine art, gifts, interior décor, and more.
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rilliant images printed via dye sublimation onto soft materials such
as textiles, garments, and fabric banners are everywhere these days - at
tradeshows, shopping malls, gyms, and sporting events. But we're also
starting to see more dye sublimated hard surfaces, including wall décor
in art galleries, museums, photography studios, healthcare facilities,
hotels, restaurants, offices, and homes.
An advanced inkjet version of the sublimation processes screen
printers first used decades ago to decorate polyurethane-coated coffee
mugs is now being used for fine art reproduction, photo enlargements,
and commercial interiors. It's not an entirely new development, but as
the technology continues to improve, it has gained significant momentum
recently, especially in America. "Europe has been doing architectural
sublimated graphics and sublimation onto rigid substrates for a while
now, and the US is following suit," says Lily Hunter, product manager of
textiles and consumables for Roland DGA.
Just as with textile dye sublimation, the exquisite detail and brilliant
color that can be achieved on rigid materials is creating demand with
both print providers and consumers. High-definition photo panels are
giving artists, photographers, and printmakers durable, easy-to-hang
alternatives to prints on inkjet canvas or art papers - producing images of such quality that they look as if they are backlit. Manufacturers
of laminates for architectural projects are promoting the beauty and
durability of customized, dye sublimated surfaces for a growing range
of materials and applications. The more that these products resonate
with consumers, the faster manufacturers respond with new ideas that
continue to take dye sublimation further from its roots in the gift and
awards industry.
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