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Flouresent sublimation ink. Any experience?

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Default Flouresent sublimation ink. Any experience?

I am interested in using flouresent ink for dye sub, any one got any experience?


Can flouro ink be used in a 4 channel printer in place of standard ink colours, or do I need a 6/8 channel printer with a rip to control the flouro channels?


I appreciate that if I use a 4 channel printer then I will lose some colour flexibility.
 
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Default Re: Flouresent sublimation ink. Any experience?

There really is not an effective way to use fluorescent ink in a four channel printer. We tried years back when everyone was screaming for fluorescent colors. We can get really close with J-Tek inks. Here is a good piece on it - https://a-e-mag.com/features/how-sub...rescent-colors
 
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I use da glo ink everyday. just replace magenta and yellow and use regular black and cyan. Turn your black lights on.
 
 
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I use da glo ink everyday. just replace magenta and yellow and use regular black and cyan. Turn your black lights on.
When we did this testing with just yellow a few years back it was great for the fluorescent but our standard yellows were way off. How did you get past this issue?
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True CMYK colors can not be used with one head. I have ours in a Mutoh 900.
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True CMYK colors can not be used with one head. I have ours in a Mutoh 900.
I wouldn't necessarily want to use this in conjunction with regular CMYK colours. Looking for a gimick/usp for t-shirts for fun runs etc. In theory do you think this is possible with a single head desktop?


I've got an old XP printer lying around, might give it a go.
 
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I wouldn't necessarily want to use this in conjunction with regular CMYK colours. Looking for a gimick/usp for t-shirts for fun runs etc. In theory do you think this is possible with a single head desktop?


I've got an old XP printer lying around, might give it a go.
i found this for you, it says it is compatible with epson piezo printheads
it is only $20/liter, so may be worth a try

the tiger pic in the link reminds me of the rodilius effect in gimp's gmic
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i found this for you, it says it is compatible with epson piezo printheads
it is only $20/liter, so may be worth a try

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20 liter minimum.
 
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20 liter minimum.
thanks, i missed that part

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edit: i found this one that has a minimum of only one bottle and it too says it is compatible with epson desktops

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Default Re: Flouresent sublimation ink. Any experience?

Worth a try with an old printer. Be interesting to see if I can get any depth of colour without combining it with a regular cmyk inkset.
 
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Default Re: Flouresent sublimation ink. Any experience?

Fluorescents don't have the same density as regular Yellow or Magenta so gamut is shrunk when using. That being said, you can profile (assuming you have the correct equipment) the fluorescents. In my opinion, fluorescents are best used in a 6/8 color printer.

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