Migration / Re-Sublimation
Heat transferring films on polyester or polyamide fabrics can result in “migration”.
The heat of the press can re-activate the inks and start migration (change the color)
on the heat-transferred graphic. This migration, or re-sublimation, phenomenon can
take 48 to 72 hours to happen, sometimes even 2 to 3 weeks.
1) If you transfer on fabrics other than polyester or polyamide there is no actual
migration risk, you can therefore use any of our standard heat transfer films.
2) if you transfer on sublimated polyester fabrics (the back of the fabrics is white
or lighter shade of color) a low temperature SEF film like Tatoo Nylon can prevent
migration. But test don’t guess and use SBB Maxima films if you have any doubts !
3) If you transfer on dispersed dyed polyester fabrics (same color back and front
of the fabric) the use of SEF Tatoo SBB MAxima films is mandatory.
4) “Soft shell” garments made out of dispersed dyed micro fibers are the worst “migration”
case scenario, we recommend to carefully test Tatoo SBB Maxima films every time.
> Waterbased PU
> Thickness (without liner): 100µ
> Printable with Ecosolvent- (incl. TrueVis), Solvent-, Latex- and UV-Inks
> Transfer Temperature: 135°C (275 °F)
> Transfer Time: 10 seconds
> Pressure: Medium/High
> Cold peel
> Fastness: 60°C
SUITABLE FOR TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE AND MIGRATING TEXTILES