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Old 1 Week Ago May 22, 2020 5:34:19 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

My wife use to make shirts with vinyl, screen printing and every sublimation. She no longer does it and we have the equipment. I currently make holsters for handguns out of kydex which is a acrylic type of plastic. People sell infused kydex and since I have the printer and heat press already I want to do my own. Ive played around with it and I can't seem to get it right....Ive tried high heat-low time, Low heat-high time and all in-between and I cannot seem to get it right. I have new ink, and the only other possibility is the paper is around 2yrs old. I have ordered more paper just to be able to rule it out. Any ideas?

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It's not the paper.

You bought sublimation inks, or regular inkjet inks?
What color is the kydex you are using?
 
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yes, its sublimation ink from an SG400(never had anything but sub ink in it). Ive tried on several different colors(Black on White, Gray and zombie green). I did receive the new paper and its no longer sticking but its not full transferring to the kydex. Ive tried hotter for longer, and hotter for shorter, lower temp for longer/shorter and not a whole big different between the results. some of the ink is transferring, a few times the sheet is no longer black but its white and the white kydex should be black but its more of a gray. I don't know what to do next. Again any help would be appreciated
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yes, its sublimation ink from an SG400(never had anything but sub ink in it). Ive tried on several different colors(Black on White, Gray and zombie green). I did receive the new paper and its no longer sticking but its not full transferring to the kydex. Ive tried hotter for longer, and hotter for shorter, lower temp for longer/shorter and not a whole big different between the results. some of the ink is transferring, a few times the sheet is no longer black but its white and the white kydex should be black but its more of a gray. I don't know what to do next. Again any help would be appreciated
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Right... Looks like kydex cannot be sublimated. The ones you see printed are probably UV printed, or if they are sublimated they have been coated first.
A few alternatives you may want to try:
1. hydro-dipping (a bit messy).
2. Forever Multi-Trans
 
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I do not have access to my notes today, but it seems like we have used approx. 350°F for maybe two minutes.

Are your transfers working properly on other substrates that you are familiar with? If results are not correct on standard substrates, then it will not be correct on the Kydex.
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Kydex contains PVC. PVC fumes are seriously toxic. Are you wearing suitable protective equipment when pressing this stuff?

Also, I think you'd be better off with a UV printer than trying to sublimate these.
 






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