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Sublimating ChromaLuxe Metal Prints: the trick to avoid ghosting

Ghosting happens when the paper shifts and the heat draws the remaining inks on the paper into the coating, making the image appear blurry.

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To easily and quickly pull off the transfer from the sublimated aluminum, tape the transfer paper to the panel with the heat tape parallel to the panel (along the edges), not perpendicular to the panel. This way, once you finish sublimating, using heat gloves, you can quickly peel the transfer paper off the print in the direction of the tape without moving the metal. This prevents ghosting, which is what happens when the paper shifts and the heat draws the remaining inks on the paper into the coating, making the image appear blurry. 

-Josh Bender, Unisub

 

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Josh Bender

Josh is a marketing communications manager in the US for Universal Woods LLC, and its brands Unisub and ChromaLuxe. He has over 10 years of managerial experience within service and manufacturing businesses and over five years of technical sublimation experience. Josh can be reached by email at [email protected]

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