What is ChromaBlast?

What is the ChromaBlast digital cotton transfer system?

Customise cotton t-shirts using dye sublimation technology

ChromaBlast™ is a unique patented ink and media combination driven by powerful print software to create the best white cotton imaging system available. As heat and pressure is applied to the cotton, a chemical cross-link with cotton occurs. The result is a customised cotton shirt with soft hand, vibrant colour and superior washability.

What is so unique about ChromaBlast?
The key to the ChromaBlast Digital Colour Imaging System is the chemical bonding between the ink and the coating on the media. Where the ink chemistry and the media coating chemistry touch, there is a cross-link reaction under heat and pressure that chemically bonds the image to the cotton. The cross-link creates a very strong and nearly permanent bond. Remove the paper and the image area is tattooed into the shirt itself. The overprint area from the media does physically transfer, but washes away because it has no ink to react to in the non-image area. The area around the image has a very light feel that becomes nearly imperceptible after one wash.

ChromoBlast is also unique in the fact that, unlike other cotton transfer systems on the market, you are not limited to printing only Vector artwork but can also transfer detailed full-colour photographs.

The final result is a vibrant, colourful image on the t-shirt that looks, feels and breathes like nothing else on the market. Imagine the ability to print what you want, when you want it. Now imagine all of this from the digital desktop printing system that uses environmentally friendly inks and can be operated right in your office by your graphic design or marketing staff.

Professional digital color imaging is now within reach
ChromaBlast allows businesses of all sizes to power into the profitable garment decoration market without sacrificing image quality. With low start up costs and low costs per print, businesses can profit from the ChromaBlast system almost immediately. And because the system features the ChromaBlast driver, you can control your colour and image quality output.

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Easy as 1-2-3

  • Create

    1 Create

    Create or import your artwork using a graphic program, like CorelDraw® or Photoshop®. Customise and control your colour output through the ChromaBlast driver.
  • Print

    2 Print

    Print your image using ChromaBlast inks, a Sawgrass Virtuoso ChromaBlast printer, and high quality ChromaBlast media.
  • Cut

    3 Transfer

    Using a standard heat press, cross-link the image onto cotton... and create an instant customised image ready for sale that feels and looks great wash after wash!

What do I need to get started with ChromaBlast?

You will require a Computer, Software, Dye Sublimation Paper, Dye Sublimation Printer, Heat Transfer Press. Optional items include a Scanner and/or Digital Camera

Is ChromaBlast good value for money?

  • A ChromaBlast Printer and Heat Transfer Press are the fraction of the price of our cheapest Textile Screen Printing Beginner Starter Kit - for printing onto cotton t-shirts the traditional way.
  • You cannot screen print the same photo-quality as a ChromaBlast Transfer.
  • No messy chemicals, aluminium frames, images to be exposed onto mesh, extensive preparation or lengthy cleanup process.
  • Unlike the dye sublimation process, you are not restricted to using more expensive polyester t-shirts.

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