Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 21, 2006 –-
US Sublimation, a division of PrintVillage, announces a new brand of affordable high release coated transfer papers for wide-format digital dye sublimation called JetTranHR™. Designed to release the highest amount of ink received to the substrate, JetTran HR™ reduces ink consumption while dramatically improving image quality.
JetTran HR™ has a special coating that receives ink but prevents it from penetrating the paper’s inner layers and therefore facilitating the ink’s migration to the substrate during the sublimation process. With optimization of lowered ink usage, saturated and rich colors can be achieved resulting in dramatic cost savings and improved quality of the finished product. Available product weights include: JetTran HR™ 200 (75g/m2), JetTran HR™ 300 (100g/m2), JetTran HR™ 400 (130g/m2) and JetTran HR™ 500 (150g/m2). Various wide format widths and lengths are also available. Issues with cockling are reduced with the lighter paper and completely eliminated with the heavier version.
“We have tested JetTran HR™ with various digital dye sublimation inks currently available on the US market, including our LFP Series, and noticed dramatic improvements in image quality and color vibrancy with all of them”, says Nick Constable of US Sublimation. “Customers that received samples have noticed the same improvements.”
JetTran HR™ will replace JetCol paper as US Sublimation’s preferred paper for use in conjunction with US Sublimation’s LFP dye sublimation ink (formerly known as Rotech Digital USA®). Most Jetcol users will find it unnecessary to re-profile as JetTran HR™ has similar color and transfer characteristics.
Dye Sublimation has been used in the textile industry for years. It is a process by which an image is printed on specialized coated transfer paper using sublimation inks and then heat transferred to poly fabrics or a polymer coated material. The advent of digital printing has further expanded the use of the dye sublimation process especially for short run productions. Common products manufactured using this process are custom sport uniforms, flags, casino gaming tables, banners, snow boards, trade show booth graphics and custom designed ceramic and glass tiles.
“In our search for innovative products that improve quality while keeping customer costs under control, JetTran HR™ is the true winner”, says Michael Choo, CEO of PrintVillage, Inc.
US Sublimation is also adding baby-grand format TexprintXP Plus paper with a focus on printers with printing widths above 64" such as the Roland SJ-1000E & Mimaki JV4-180 . TexPrintXP Plus is a heavy weight paper designed to resist cockling during inkjet printing, dry quickly to the touch and rewind without wet-transfer. TexprintXp Plus rolls will be available in width of 87", 98" and 104" among others.
About US Sublimation: A division of PrintVillage, US Sublimation is a leading distributor of wide-format dye sublimation ink and dye sublimation transfer paper in North America.
About PrintVillage: PrintVillage maintains status as one of the top giclee’ fine art reproduction facilities in the U.S. With interests in all areas of digital printing and imaging technologies, PrintVillage remains on the cutting edge of research and development through its subsidiary: US Sublimation, a leader in the dye sublimation industry that distributes LFP Digital Dye Sublimation inks, JetTran™ dye sublimation transfer papers, and AIT Heat Presses. PrintVillage also distributes professional ink and printing solutions for photographic and fine art print professionals. Products include: NanoChrome™ Hybrid Resin inks, Pigmented and Dye based Inks, Dual Chambered Continuous Flow Bulk Ink Delivery Systems, Refillable Wide Format and Desktop Inkjet Cartridge Solutions for Epson, Mimaki, Roland and Mutoh Printers, Custom ICC Profiling, and Specialty Media.