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What is sublimation coating and what is it used for?

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A sublimation printer uses heat to transfer dyes onto things like plastic, paper, or fabric and the coating for sublimation printing allows the transfer to be protected on the item. Sublimation printing is a more permanent solution for printing needs.

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Using a dye sublimation printer is a permanent way to transfer an image flawlessly. The coating used after the printing process comes in a variety of colors, but most people prefer a clear coat. The coating protects the item from damage from ultraviolet rays, air, and light, and will make the print water resistant.

Sublimation coatings are visible on many things in everyday life. ID cards and drivers' licenses have this coating as do many ceramics and photos taken at a photo booth.

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