The global market for printed textiles amounts to approximately 24 billion meters per year, growing every year. We estimate that approximately 225 million of the total printed meters are currently printed digitally – a number that also continues to grow.
When we reduce the weight of paper, we reduce costs, lower CO2, less labor and the general impact on the environment – but we do not compromise the quality of the print.
The development of sublimation transfer paper
The use of transfer paper in the textile industry is not new. Back in the early 70s, the company Stork developed a calandar for heat transfer printing on synthetic textiles. At that time, the dispersion ink took form of a paste, mostly mixed with solvents. This paste was used for textile printing by rotary or screen printing using paper as the carrier. Only the dispersion particles stayed on the paper, the solvent vaporized. The technical pape…