Fume Extractors
For Digital Printing

Using a wide-format inkjet printer, dye-sub inks are printed on a special transfer paper or directly onto fabric. From there, the image is heat transferred into the fibers of the fabric by using a heat press. The ink changes from a solid to a gas (hence the term “sublimation”) and is fixated deep into the fibers of fabric and returns to a solid state. The dye pigments are carried by a glycol based solvent which is evaporated off the fabric during the heating process. This generates a fog made up of tiny liquid glycol particles which can cause irritation to the eyes, nose and throat.

You can protect yourself by using a fume extractor which captures the
and tiny liquid particles. The pre-filter and HEPA filter capture the fine particles while the gas filter captures the odors.

Extracting Dye-sublimation Fumes

Dye-sublimation printing is often used by those who make custom textiles using a large-format inkjet printer. Using this approach, we can print high-resolution graphics into the fabric, generating colorful and durable patterns.

However, specific measures must be followed to protect the safety of anyone in the vicinity, as is the case with any printing process. Tiny particles of liquid glycol released during dye-sublimation printing constitute a significant safety issue since they may be inhaled and cause serious health problems. These particles result from the ink’s interaction with the fabric’s fibers when heated.

A fume extractor may quickly solve this issue. Thanks to this device, you and your workers will be in a much more secure setting. A gas filter removes unpleasant smells, while a pre-filter and HEPA filter collect tiny particles from the air. This combination captures and neutralizes pollutants, making the area clean and secure—an easy and efficient method of ensuring a safe and pleasant work environment.

In conclusion, dye-sublimation printing is an excellent method for making one-of-a-kind fabrics. Still, it is essential to remember that dangerous particles may be released during the heating process. A clean and pleasant work environment may be maintained with a fume extractor. It’s a small price to pay to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.

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