Unfortunately, I'm getting frustrated with the Cobra high temp inks. They changed them twice since I started sublimation back in October and their newer inks are giving me the hardest time with phone inserts.
No matter what I try, the orange peel/water marks are showing up way too much with these new inks. The problem is the dark colors. By the time blacks are fully sublimated, the whole insert gets covered with the water marks. Lighter colors work just fine. I've tried every combination of pressure/temperature/time and have been unable to get any good results. I've wasted over 100 inserts the past week trying to get this resolved. Cobra's customer service says to use very light pressure, 385 degrees, but it made no difference.
I had some prints from Cobra's previous ink and they sublimated just fine with minimal to no water marks when I tested them today. These new inks are literally the only thing that have changed in my set up. My paper, inserts, heat press have been the same for over 6 months.
Can anyone recommend other good priced inks to try out (with color profiles available)?