Previously we had introduced you to the world of polyamide . What is? How does it work?, but in this post we will make a more detailed analysis of it using different materials. To help you draw conclusions about the material.
Remembering a little, polyamide is powder glue , but in this case what we do is melt it to activate its adhesive and therefore be able to "glue" the ink on cotton t-shirts that are not sublimatable.
It is always recommended to work on " slow-drying " paper, but we must take into account the material we are working with, because apart from being slow-drying, it must hold the ink sufficiently .
The process we used to apply the polyamide with the test was as follows;
1. We make a print of our image, in the printer configuration we must put that the finish of the paper is "Glossy" and give it "High Quality", using different media:
- Silicone paper
- Slow Dry Sublimation Sheet
- Quick Dry Sublimation Sheet
- Glossy paper
2. We proceed to spray polyamide on the paper, taking advantage of the fact that the ink is wet.
3.We leave the image still for a few minutes so that it adheres well and remove the excess.
In this step we will talk a little about its consumption, the 4 logos in the image (+ 3 extras from another test) were made with a content of 1.1oz, only 0.28oz was consumed, that is, for 7 logos the size pocket we had a cost of RD$75.6.
4.We proceed to iron our image at 190°C for 50 seconds.
5.When ironing is finished, let it cool down for a few minutes.
6. We proceed to moisten the paper to be able to remove it.
7. Enjoy the result.
Here we can see the finishes with the different papers. What are the most important observations:
- Depending on the type of drying of the paper affects the grip level of the polyamide, we can compare the fast-drying sublimation and the slow-drying one.
- Although the glossy paper does not dry the ink, it does not allow the transfer process to be carried out.
- We must avoid over-ironing the cotton because this could burn it.
- You can place bond or silicone paper to prevent the image from transferring to the other side.
We hope that this explanation about the use of polyamide can help you, if you have any opinion, do not hesitate to share it in the comments. Here you have the video link where you can see the step by step .