I have used many materials like rayon and nylon and found that they do ok but lack the pop
of polyester. You may need to back off the temp to say 375 at 40 seconds. One client of
ours is big into umbrellas (nylon).
yes, thanks so much for the definition and help!Mardiv,
Rayon is a cellulose fiber (not a synthetic fiber) and will perform just like cotton when it comes to dye sublimation, if there is some polyester in the blend the poly will take the color and hold it, rayon will not. Nylon )and poly amides in general) will take sublimation ink however the dyes will "migrate" within the fibers over time and you will get poor wash and rub fastness.
Hope this helps,
Umm great for a craft, but doubt you can make much money this way.HOW TO SUBLIMATE ON MATERIAL OTHER THAN POLYESTER.
photo emulsion (Michael's or any craft store will carry it)
spray bottle (easier for larger areas) or paint brush
cheap can of aerosol hair spray (release agent)
STEP 1: Pre press garment 5-10 secs.
STEP 2: Mix 1 part emulsion with 2 parts water (ex: 1 cup emulsion mix with 2 cups water).
STEP 3: Pour into spray bottle or use paint brush and apply mixture to garment and allow to dry 4 hrs.
STEP 4: REPEAT STEP 3
STEP 5: spray garment with hair spray and begin sublimating garment.
I tried this first on a 100% cotton washcloth, t-shirt and a pair of white socks and it worked BEAUTIFULLY!!! After the test run I prepared several items and stored them since the process is so long. Good Luck and plz let me know how it worked out for you all.
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