We’ve been talking about sublimation a lot on this blog recently. There a couple of reasons for that. First, sublimation is popular and a lot of people have questions about it that we can answer. Second, we just introduced an awesome sublimation package and naturally we wanted everyone to know this package was available. So, for most days in the past few weeks, this blog has been a little sublimation heavy. Today is not, however, one of those days.
Today I want to talk about ChromaBlast Ink and what it can do for those who want to decorate cotton garments. Many people will tell you that the best way to decorate cotton is to do direct to garment (DTG) printing, and that may be the best way for some people. Other people may find that DTG printing has a rather steep learning curve, that DTG machines can on occasion be temperamental, and that optimum quality and smooth running requires constant use and a high production level. DTG is not for everyone, and those people who choose not to do direct to garment printing may find that ChromaBlast suits their needs quite well.
ChromaBlast inks are to cotton what Sublijet inks are for sublimation. If you want to decorate cotton substrates, ChromaBlast should be your ink of choice. It can be used on any light colored cotton garment or item made of cotton. These inks offer consistent accurate color with photo-quality output. EnMart offers ChromaBlast in C, M, Y, and K cartridges and bulk systems.
You will not find ChromaBlast ink for dark garments. If you are interested in decorating dark garments, your options are DTG printing, as mentioned above, Ntrans transfers or Direct Screenprinting. If, however, your interest is in decorating light colored garments, you will find that ChromaBlast creates vivid, colorful prints with a soft hand. When used in conjunction with the ChromaBlast paper, the ink creates transfers that can be heat pressed to a cotton garment. The process is simple and there is a relatively small learning curve.
ChromaBlast ink is not yet available for every printer that EnMart offers. To be sure that you purchase a printer for which Sawgrass has developed ink, make sure you buy your printer from our ChromaBlast printer category.