Disperse Dye Inks
Sublimation Ink

    • Registered trademark: HOTME®

    • Colors: C/M/Y/K/LC/LM/LK/LLK/B/OR/FM/FY

    • Applicable printhead models: Epson, Ricoh, Seiko, KM, Kyocera, Starfire

    • Application: HOTME® sublimation inks are suitable for digital heat transfer printing of polyester fabrics, ceramics, glass and other medias, can be used for high-speed printing on high speed printers.

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Introduction to Sublimation Ink

* Thermal transfer ink is also called thermal sublimation ink, mainly used for heating transfer printing.

* Hongsam high speed sublimation ink can be used for high-speed printing on high speed printers.

* Hongsam sublimation ink is specially designed for polyester textile printing.

Heat transfer ink can clearly print patterns and characters on other medias after being heated by a thermal transfer machine, so thermal transfer ink is one of the essential materials in the transfer printing industry. Compared with other dye inks, pigment inks and water-based inks, sublimation inks have brighter colors and higher density.

Supporting auxiliary products:

* Cleaning doctor

* Print heads protection liquid

* Ink guide liquid

The market of heat transfer printing is huge and the medias can be printed by sublimation ink are various. For better printing effect, Hongsam Digital made deep research and development, and launched various heat transfer printing inks with different applications according to customer needs.

sublimation ink

High sunlight resistance sublimation ink: for outdoor products (tents, cycling clothes, carpets), household products (curtains, back pillow) and high-end polyester fabrics clothing.

High transference resistance sublimation ink: for transfer digital printing of high-end clothing fabrics and clothing with specific requirements on color fastness to transference resistance.

Available Colors: C/M/Y/K/LC/LM/LK/LLK/B/OR/FM/FY

Hongsam Digital added fluorescent yellow and fluorescent red to ordinary thermal transfer printing ink, and added blue and emerald blue to sunlight-resistant thermal transfer printing ink, so as to achieve good performance with more colors and layers.

Qualification of Hongsam Thermal Transfer Ink

1. The sublimation ink owns national invention patent and independent intellectual property rights.

2. In 2013, the thermal transfer ink was successfully selected into The Seventh Batch Advanced Technology Catalogs for Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Issued by China's Printing and Dyeing Industry.

3. Hongsam Digital is the drafting unit of the national standard for disperse dye ink.

4. The ink is very environmentally friendly, passed the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®.

Advantages of Hongsam Sublimation Ink

1. The sublimation dye ink is with wide color gamut, and we can provide a variety of color schemes;

2. The ink is with high saturation, excellent color and detail reproduction;

3. The ink is with excellent fluency and start-up, protecting the nozzle;

4. The thermal transfer ink is with wide compatibility, suitable for digital printers with different nozzles and different boards;

5. The permeability of the dye sublimation ink is good, which can solve the problem of fiber turning and whitening.

6. We provide (HD type) high-density ink with high transfer rate and darker color, saving 10%-30% ink than ordinary disperse ink.

Hongsam Digital has developed a full range of disperse dye inks, and can provide transfer printing and direct-injection digital printing solutions according to various requirements on fastness. According to the different fabrics of customers, and the different sewage discharge capabilities of baking, steaming and washing, we provide different solutions.

Sublimation Printing Process

Step 1 Drawing and retouching on computer.

Step 2 Print the image directly on thermal transfer paper through a digital printing machine.

Step 3 Match the transfer paper to the roller ironing machine, ironing machine temperature is 205-210°C and the transfer time is 30-45s.

Step 4 Make clothes or other finished product.

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Test Conclusion of 3 Hongsam Sublimation Inks

We simulate nature's daily illumination, temperature and humidity in the test chamber, and get the conclusion:

1. Under the same sunlight conditions, the color fastness of high sunlight resistance thermal transfer inks can be improved 1-2 Level compared with ordinary thermal transfer inks.

2. Under the same test conditions, the color fastness to transference resistance of high transference resistance heat transfer ink can be improved about 1 Level compared with ordinary thermal transfer ink.

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Suitable Printheads

Auxiliary Agents

Ordinary sublimation ink








A: Cleaning doctor

B: Printheads protection liquid

C: Ink guide liquid

D: Disperse ink cleanout fluid

High sunlight resistance sublimation ink


High transference resistance sublimation ink


Comparison of 3 Hongsam Sublimation Inks

Ordinary Sublimation Ink

Application: suitable for digital heat transfer printing of polyester fabrics, ceramics, glass and other medias. 

Advantages: low cost, high cost performance, simple process, convenient operation, good fluency, bright color, can meet the requirements of high-speed printing machine.

High Sunlight Resistance Sublimation Ink

Application: suitable for digital heat transfer printing of polyester tents, polyester curtains, polyester riding clothes, etc. in industries with high requirement on colour fasteness to sunlight.

Advantages: the sunlight resistance is greatly improved compared with ordinary sublimation ink.

High Transference Resistance Sublimation Ink

Application: suitable for heat transfer digital printing of high-end clothing fabrics, and customers who have specific requirements on color fastness to transference resistance.

Advantages: the color fastness to transference resistance is greatly improved compared with ordinary sublimation ink.

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Using Method and Notes

Method of Use and Process

1. After opening, the ink can be directly poured into ink cartridges to be used, any diluting or mixing is not needed.

2. When installing printer or replacing ink, please clean it with pure water first, then clean the pipeline of printer with matched cleaning solution, and then clean the pipeline with pure water (mineral water cannot be used instead of pure water) before putting ink.

3. Transfer process: transfer temperature 200℃-210℃, transfer time 30-45s.


1. The specific transfer temperature and time is determined according to the printer, fabric and required transfer effect.

2. The transfer printing process and ICC curve are very important to the color performance. If you need color management services, please contact us in time;

3. For black sublimation inks, different concentrations and color tones are available.

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