25.3.09

sublimation




When we want to conserve our memories, printing our photographs is undoubtedly the best solution. Storing images in the PC or on digital supports can lead to the disappearance of all our memories due to carelessness or a break-down. There are various options for moving our images onto photographic paper. Mitsubishi opts for quality solutions, always based on dye sublimation, and has an experience of over 20 years in this field using this technology. Now it wants to bring it into every home with the new range of sublimation printers for domestic use.


What is dye sublimation?

Dye sublimation is based on a dry printing process, fruit of the action of a thermal print head that compresses 4 layers of “dry ink” (3 with basic colours and 1 with protection for UVA rays and marks) on high-quality photographic paper. Through the union of the 3 basic colours the image to be printed is formed and finally a fourth protective layer, ensuring durability and quality of the image, is compressed on. A thermal printer with rapid-drying processes obtains copies that look like traditional prints, since it uses the same inks as are used on traditional silver bromide paper. Thus, the photo we obtain comes out completely dry, laminated and resistant to damp and UVA rays.




Dye sublimation: everything is advantageous
Photo-printing with Mitsubishi dye-sublimation printers has a great many advantages, some of which are:

* long-lasting copies (over 100 years)
* high-quality photographic paper
* more real colours
* the image does not blur as ink (inkjet) is not used
* the photo does not hold so much dirt from finger contact
* Linear costs per photo printed


Ecological technology
Mitsubishi, as part of its commitment to the environment, supports the use of dye sublimation, as it creates no waste that might damage the environment, since liquids are not used in the printing process.

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