We all come across printed matter on a daily basis, from documents and letters to t-shirt and mugs. But have you every wondered how companies manage to print vast quantities of textiles with printing on them? Well, one very effective and cost effective method used is through the use of dye sub printer cartridges. These dye sub cartridges can be used with a normal laser printer, which means that set-up and running costs are kept low whilst productivity due to the speed of printing is high. Some of the other items you’ll need to take advantage of this printing technology include:
You could also go one step further and add logos and designs to your printed matter simply by investing in a scanner, which you may already have as a standard addition to your home or office. This will enable you to scan in and print logos and designs as well as wording. You can use dye sub printer cartridges on a wide range of textile goods, and depending on the type of additional equipment that you have, you could print:
This type of technology, along with low start up costs, can enable the budding entrepreneur to start up a business in this field, or can help existing business to broaden their scope and branch out. You can buy dye sub printer cartridges for around $240, and these contain the special toner that enables this process to come to fruition. These cartridges are known as re-engineered cartridges, and this is because they have different specifications to standard ink and toner cartridges.
In the dye sublimation process, the image and wording is printed onto the paper that is loaded in your laser printer. This is known as the ‘transfer’. It is advisable to stick to standard white copier paper and not to go for the more expensive paper types. This will give you the best results, and will end up costing you less. The actually dye sub cartridge contains a special carbon-based powder, and it is also advisable to give it a gentle shake from side to side when you first get it, and also keep it away from heat sources, sunlight, and dust. When you take it out in order to put the original cartridge back into your laser printer for document printing, always keep the dye sub cartridge boxed and in a safe place.
It is important to ensure that your dye sub printer cartridge is maintained properly, as, although in the grand scheme of things the price for this cartridge can be very reasonable, having to keep replacing it due to damage that could have been avoided could work out very expensive indeed. Providing your keep it away from the damaging sources mentioned above, and you take care to store the cartridge properly when not in use in your laser printer, you should be able to enjoy a far longer life from the cartridge and save a fortune on the cost of replacements.
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