Opportunities in Sublimation-Disperse Dye Printing

A-Tex Featured in Recent Resource Paper from the SGIA

Transfer dye-sublimation (dye-sub) and direct disperse dye printing continue to grow both in market share and new application opportunities. Smithers’ 2018 report, “The Future of Dye-Sublimation Printing to 2023,” projected the worldwide market for dye-sublimation printing would grow from $7.83 billion in 2017 to $8.54 billion in 2018 and continue at a 10.2% compound annual growth rate to a market value of $13.9 billion in 2023. The report identified five dye-sub application categories for end-users with garments constituting the largest market category by far, followed by visual communications, household, rigids, and technical textiles.1 A-Tex is excited to be included as a licensee of the Decoral System.

“Another area where dye-sub is growing is heat transfer decoration of powder-coated metal surfaces for architectural building skins and trim, signs, public art, awards, and promotional product installations. Italy-based Decoral Systems developed and patented its system for transferring dye-sub to powder-coated surfaces. Its Quality Decoral Gold ink and transfer system have survived three-year outdoor/sun exposure testing in south Florida, thus expanding the durability of dye-sub. One of its licensees is Archi-Texture Finishing (A-Tex) of Fairview, Pa. ALTO of the SH Group produces dye-sub transfer-printed coated aluminum panels for colorful architectural installations. “

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