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How Dose Dye Sublimation Printers Work with Sublimation Paper?

Dye sublimation printers (also known as "Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer Printers") are known for their high quality photographic output. As the technology continues to be improved, dye sublimation printers are bringing cost-effective high quality digital printing into the mainstream. Consumers can even purchase a desktop dye sublimation printer for under $900. 
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Dye sublimation printing starts with films that contain dyes. This will either be a single four layered film with cyan, magenta, yellow, and gray pigments or four separate films for each color. Because the films contain the pigments, they will appear red, blue, green, and gray. 
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During the printing process, the films are placed on the paper and heated up by the print head. This will cause the pigments to leave the film and enter into the sublimation paper where it cools re-solidifies. This is the "sublimation" part. Sublimation means to heat something and turn it into a vapor, then to form it back into a solid. Because the pigments go from solid, to gas, and back to solid, there is little mess compared to ink. 
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