Generally speaking, there are three types of inks we commonly use, namely reactive ink, sublimation ink and acid ink. These three inks are all water-based environmentally friendly inks, which are friendly to human health and the environment. So it is widely used in the socks printer industry.
First, let’s talk about what kind of socks are suitable for printing with reactive ink. The most common ones are cotton, bamboo fiber, wool and rayon. Socks containing more than 50% of the above materials can be printed with reactive ink.
Printer socks printed with reactive ink have several characteristics
Bright colors and clear patterns
High color fastness, wear-resistant and washable, and will not fade after long-term wear
Sweat-resistant and high-temperature resistant.
Secondly, We often use sublimation ink, which is generally used for printing polyester socks. Once if the material of the socks is with more than 50% in polyester yarn which is knitted on the top of the socks, for later ink spray on, then sublimation ink also is suitable.
Sublimation ink generally has the following characters
Printer socks are bright and also with vivid colors which could be very attractive on your first view. And also, the color is not easy for fading out. The color fastness if almost grade 4 which could achieve EU standard.
The sublimation ink has no impurities which could deliver very delicate images. Such as the artwork logo with thin outline could be present as sharp and clear.
With the polyester material in sublimation ink, printing process efficiency improved quite a lot. Therefore, bright and fast is the typical advantages for sublimation ink.
High fixation rate and color saturation.
Stable performance and safe for nozzles.
Does not contain prohibited textile fuels.
High resistance to sunlight and fatigue.
In short, how to choose the right ink for your socks printer depends on the material of the socks you want to print.
Post time: Nov-17-2023