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By: Columbia Awards  09-12-2011
Keywords: Ink

Sublimation uses high heat and solid dyes to produce photo lab-quality images. Dye-Sublimation printers contain a roll of transparent film made up of page-sized panels of colour. Solid dyes in cyan, magenta, yellow, and black are embedded in the film. Print head heating elements vaporize the inks, which adhere to a specially coated substrate. As the ink cools it re-solidifies on the substrate.

Dye-Sublimation printers lay down colour in continuous tones one colour at a time, instead of dots of ink. Because the colour is absorbed into the substrate rather than sitting on the surface, the output is more photo-realistic, more durable and less vulnerable to fading than other ink technologies.

Keywords: Ink