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We recently purchased an Epson WF-7710 for spot sublimation. Now that we have it set up we have several questions.

1) What time and temp should we be using for 100% poly sporttek shirts?
2) Is the pressure critical to the success of the sublimation
3) We have printed several sublimations and heat transferred them to a white garment. The colors are not vibrant. How do we get them to be vibrant?
4) Does the gsm of paper play a role in how the finished product looks?
5) Can I use Adobe Illustrator to print to a sublimation printer?

Sorry for all the questions. We are new to sublimation and have no reliable resources locally.
 
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1) What time and temp should we be using for 100% poly sporttek shirts?
2) Is the pressure critical to the success of the sublimation
3) We have printed several sublimations and heat transferred them to a white garment. The colors are not vibrant. How do we get them to be vibrant?
4) Does the gsm of paper play a role in how the finished product looks?
5) Can I use Adobe Illustrator to print to a sublimation printer?
1. Ask your ink supplier. Setting is not based on shirt brand. Generally 375-400 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 35 seconds.

2. Yes of course. Pressure is critical to the success of any heat pressing job. Follow pressure recommendations from your ink or paper supplier. It is usually light to medium pressure for dye sublimation.

3. Post pictures. What settings were used?

4. Which sublimation paper brand are you using?

5. Yes, you can use any software to print to a sublimation printer.
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We recently purchased an Epson WF-7710 for spot sublimation. Now that we have it set up we have several questions.

1) What time and temp should we be using for 100% poly sporttek shirts?
2) Is the pressure critical to the success of the sublimation
3) We have printed several sublimations and heat transferred them to a white garment. The colors are not vibrant. How do we get them to be vibrant?
4) Does the gsm of paper play a role in how the finished product looks?
5) Can I use Adobe Illustrator to print to a sublimation printer?

Sorry for all the questions. We are new to sublimation and have no reliable resources locally.
You did buy dye sublimation ink right?
The ink that comes in the printer is not sublimation ink, its pigment.
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Default Re: Epson WF-7710 Color Issues

GSM is the weight of the paper. 100GSM is a stiffer paper versus 80GSM. Does it effect the quality of the print? In our experience not at all. What happens with the lower weight paper is that it will curl when heated. The only real issue this causes is in handling the paper after pressing. If you have pressed a lot you would have all these curled up pieces of paper with 80GSM paper.

Regarding pressure - I look towards the big boys on how they press and Vapor Apparel will tell you they always use light pressure. Regarding temps -the very first thing to understand is your press may be way off on the temp it displays. The only way to really know if your press is displaying the correct temp is by a heat gun. Best of luck
 






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