As we all know, sublimation transfer paper and heat transfer paper are different printing paper, the difference is that sublimation paper is suitable for polyester-based fabric transfer printing, and the ink it using is sublimation ink with inkjet printers, such as Epson F-series/Mimaki/Roland/; while heat transfer paper is applied for pure cotton fabric, and usually use dye ink with common printers, such as canon/Ricoh etc.
Usually, t-shirt light and dark heat transfer paper price in market is higher than sublimation paper? people want to find a method to solve this limitation. before, sublimation paper cannot be used for 100% cotton t-shirt, but now, with the development of technology, sublimation paper insteads of heat rtansfer paper which come true, besides, the printing result is better than heat transfer paper, vivid color with no tracing.
All of this innovation is based on sublicotton paper, which like a film coating polyester powder. put sublicotton film on cotton fabric, then heat by heat press machine, then you can find this film has penetrate into cotton, so it like polyester coating layer on cotton fabric, then print picture on sublimation paper with sublimation ink; finally, heat transfer images from sublimation paper to cotton fabric. it's done.