What's The Pros and Cons of Dye Sublimation Heat Transfer Printing?

Dye sublimation and heat transfer printers are similar to computer printers that print on special transfer paper with specialized dye sublimation inks. They can be transferred onto a wide range of materials, such as garments and even hard surfaces like magnets, ceramic tiles, mugs, plexiglass and more. 
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An image is printed on transfer paper.
Use a heat press or sublimation canlender to release the printed image, under high temperature and heavy pressure.
When the transfer paper is contacted with the material in a very heat press, the ink embedded within the paper is converted to a gas (a process known as sublimation) and penetrates directly into the fibers of the substrate, that’s all.
 
Pros:
1. Washfast and durable: It works by slightly melting the fibers, and thus the ink physically becomes part of materials. That’s the reason why transfer-based fabrics are so washfast and durable.
2. High printing quality: Paper transfer has higher resolution, and greater detail is achievable with less dot gain.
3. High efficiency: It is more cost-efficient for large batches and faster in production.
4. Less messy: Your products won’t be damaged by ink spills if you use a heat transfer machine. Because you can divide dye sublimation printer and heat transfer machine into two places to operate.
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Cons:
1. Limitation: The disadvantage about transfer printing is the quality of the photo based on the outcome of the printed photo.
2. Time consuming: Each image needs to be cut precisely to eliminate the extra paper you do not want to print onto the image.