Does dye sublimation work on metal?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by DuneMuadDib, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. DuneMuadDib

    DuneMuadDib Sr Member

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    I know next to nothing about this, but I bet someone here does.

    Can dye sublimation graphics be applied to metal, and if so then how?
     
  2. Anheuser

    Anheuser New Member

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    The local trophy shop uses dye sub on plaques and trophies. I donÂ’t know how they do it.

    You can read about how it's done here:

    Color Wings Dry Sub Printers
     
  3. Servo

    Servo Well-Known Member

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    We used to dye-sub print at work, but don't anymore. You can print on almost any substance (that doesn't melt at 400 degrees) if you coat it with this paste-like substance first. It's kind of like Elmer's glue... goes on white, dries clear.

    You can also buy pre-coated metal pieces, cut to shape and ready to print.
     

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