There are two main types of dye-sublimation paper to consider: tacky and non-tacky.
Tacky sublimation paper has subtle adhesiveness that’s activated when exposed to a heat source, which prevents the paper from shifting while pressing. You use this paper primarily for textiles, and it helps to eliminate ghosting and other misprints.
The non-tacky option has no adhesiveness and is ideal for hard substrates such as mugs, panels, and license plates.
There are other factors to consider, such as a dye-sublimation paper’s grammage, release rate, tackiness, and coating. Before making a purchase, talk with your dealer or sales representative to help you decide which type of paper will work best for your production needs.
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