Are Sublimation Printing and Laser Printing the Same?

If, by any means, one refers laser printing as inkjet printing, then I would say yes, somewhat the same, but there is much more to that.
Inkjet printers, in general, are known to press graphics onto vinyl banners, stickers, or fabric (given that is designed suitable for fabric printing). On the contrary, that is not how it is with dye sublimation printing. This process makes use of dyes, instead of inks, which is a significant difference which requires totally different process.

Inkjet Printers
Most inkjets use the CMYK 4CP or 4-color process printers. C stands for cyan, M for magenta, Y for yellow, and then K for black. When combined during the printing process, wherein yellow is printed first, followed by magenta, then cyan, and then black, produces a full color image on the substrate (paper, vinyl, or fabric) being printed on.

The Inks
The ink set in inkjet printers is quite different because it is dye and not ink. When you use dye on a 4-color process printing in an inkjet printer, it would be quite different. Take note of that.

While you can use the same printers to print inkjet inks and sublimation dyes, you cannot switch the ink set for the dye set without completely flushing the printer itself. Hence, most printers won’t switch dyes for ink, or vice versa, due to the amount of labor required and the amount of time that would be wasted as well.

Dye Sublimation Dyes
On the other hand, the dyes in sublimation printing include the CMYO color set. CMY still stand for cyan, magenta, and yellow, whole O is the clear overprint which turns to black during the sublimation process.

The Difference in Printing
Here is the difference of sublimation and inkjet printing. With inkjet printing, you can load a roll of vinyl banner sheet and then send the print. A Heated platen or a UV light behind the vinyl, or whatever substrate printed on, dries up the ink, and then it rolls up on the take up reel, and then you’re done.

For die cut decal printing, shops use printers with a plotter that does the die cut job. However, many don’t, so the marks read by the plotter are printed, visually read by an eye on the plotter, and then cut in size. This is a simplified explanation as I do not think you need to know the details step by step.

With sublimation printing, first thing the printer does is that it produces a mirror image of the graphics to be printed (this is sort of the image printed backwards from the original source) on the heat transfer paper. After that, the printed paper is matched against the fabric you are going to be printed on, of course, the fabric has to be polyester or polymer-based for this to work, and then the fabric is run through 375 – 400 Fahrenheit degrees heated rollers.

As the fabric passes through the pressurized heated rollers, the transfer paper heats up, converting the dye into gas form and, at the same time, the polymer pores of the fabric opens up, and then the gas form of dyes fill into the opened pores with the rollers.

When the fabric passes through the rollers, the polymer pores then closes, permanently trapping the dyes inside the fabric and creating a continuous photographic print with vibrant colors, which is unmatched by the inkjet printer.

In Conclusion
As you can see, there are similarities between inkjet and sublimation printing. Some machines can be interchangeable, but they are not exactly the same. Plus, the print quality in dye sublimation is far more superior compared to what an inkjet can produce.


Barry K. Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. The business is rated A+ by the BBB since 2014. Wholesale pricing and FREE Quote are offered.

It isn’t what he thought he’d do with his life, but he says he knows too much now to do anything else! He has been marketing these products online since 1998, and the company he was general manager of in 1998 was the first sign company to be listed on Yahoo!

3 Easy Ways To Generate Website Traffic

There are literally hundreds of ways that you can generate website traffic. They all work, but what you need to keep in mind is that they may not work immediately, so start with one, master it, and then move on to the next. As you do this, you will find the ones that you like better, or the ones that work better for your business and website, or both.

1. YouTube. is one of the most visited sites in the world (with over 73 million visits per day) and its visitor numbers continue to climb. If you want to be where the people, and your potential leads or customers, are, sign up for an account on YouTube, post a video, and put your link in the description of the video. YouTube also allows you to put your website on the video itself, but it is not a do-follow link so it is just there for visual purposes. As with all of your marketing efforts, you need to do some keyword research before preparing your video. Pick a keyword that you want to use, use it in the title of your video, in the tags of your video, and in the description of your video. The video must be under ten minutes long but you can do a very effective video for under a minute, which is another great advantage to using YouTube to generate traffic to your site. It doesn’t take much time, and it’s absolutely free. If you further want to leverage your video, you can submit it to one of the video submission sites which then sends it out to other popular video sites.

2. PPC. Most people think of Google Adwords when they hear the term pay-per-click advertising. Google is the best place to start because it is inexpensive to register (only $5.00) and it currently gets the most traffic. Again, you need to pick your keywords carefully. If you have a low budget, start out with the most uncompetitive keywords, use them in the first lines of your ads and even choose for your ad to show only when someone searches exactly that keyword. This will get you fewer clicks, but they will be more targeted. Once you start gaining ground, you can start to target more competitive keywords as well. You can also try the other PPC platforms like Yahoo and Bing. They have less visitors but the bids are also less expensive.

3. WordPress. You can really use any blogging platform to get traffic to your website but WordPress is very good from an SEO point of view, meaning you can get some incredibly effective, and free, plug-ins that will help you raise the ranking of your website. Include the link to your website in your posts and when you comment on other blogs to generate website traffic.

7 Ways to Provide Proof Of An Onward Flight

By Nick Wharton
1. Book a 24 hour Refundable Flight on This is the absolute best way to provide proof of onward travel for any flight journey. If, like us, you choose to book with Expedia, you’ll have to use (not .co, .uk, .ca etc.) because is the only version of the site that has the 24-hour refund policy.

In our experience, about 95% of flights on offer free cancellation for 24 hours.

There are some airlines that refuse to offer these refunds (like AirAsia) but seeing as you’re not actually taking the flight and you get 100% of your money back, there’s no point worrying about the price, or what airline you’re flying with.

2. Use an Onward Flight Booking Company There are plenty of services out there that allow you to rent a ticket, but not all are created equal.

After writing this post we had a few comments (see below) telling tales of poor services that didn’t deliver on their promise for a proper onward ticket. It’s definitely best to check reviews and make sure you’re getting a legitimate company. We’ve had hundreds of our readers successfully use Onward Ticket Visa :

3. Book & Sacrifice a Cheap Flight If you can’t find a refundable flight on Expedia, renting a ticket, or you aren’t comfortable booking and cancelling a ticket, you can simply pay for the cheapest onward flight you can find.

Before we knew about the Expedia policies, we were forced to book flights out of countries and one time we had to sacrifice the money.

On a backpacker’s budget at the time, this was pretty detrimental to our bank accounts and was a complete waste of money.

4. Book & Cancel With Points Oftentimes, rewards flights have better cancellation policies than normally booked flights and you can usually get a refund of your points instantly. You can often call your reward credit card provider to book a refundable ticket for you.

For example, we use the TD Canada Trust First Class Infinite Visa which has a partnership with Expedia. This means that I can redeem my credit card points through Expedia.

If you wanted to, you could simply call Expedia for TD (or your own points provider) and ask them to book you a refundable ticket with your points. You could then easily cancel that flight within the given timeframe (sometimes longer than 24 hours) to receive a full refund of your points, immediately.

This method works very much the same as booking a normal refundable ticket on Expedia. You’ll have to book the flight, print out the confirmation e-ticket and then cancel the flight (preferably after landing in the destination country and making it through immigration).

5. Talk To Your Travel Agent For those old-schoolers who still love their travel agents (nothing wrong with that), you can still request they send you a pre-booked itinerary as proof of onward travel.

When booking your entire trip with an agent, they may offer the service for free, but in most cases, you’ll have to pay a fee for the print-out.

As I mentioned earlier, what they are giving you is very much the same as the refundable flight I explained at the start of this post, but if you feel more comfortable with your travel agent, then all you have to do is tell them that you need proof of an onward ticket and they can help you out.

6. Just Wing it (No Pun Intended) The riskiest method of manoeuvring the onward travel regulation (aside from the last item in this post) is to arrive at the airport and try to get on the flight, despite not having an onward ticket.

7. Sign-Off and Hope As a last-ditch effort, if you’re at the airport without proof of an onward flight and the airline check-in staff won’t let you board the flight, you can tell them that you have means to leave the country and plan to do so by land.

Ask them if they have a liability waiver you can sign in order to board the flight without valid proof of onward travel.

In some cases, the airline will be able to print out a contract for you at the check-in desk that basically says you do have means to leave and they are not liable for you or your travel should you be turned away by immigration at your destination airport.

In Conclusion However you choose to show proof of onward travel, it’s important that you have it in your hand whenever entering ANY country, regardless of their onward travel laws. Think of it as an essential travel item to pack, just like your passport and your wallet.

Avoid “winging it” and never lie to immigration officers or forge an itinerary, it’s simply not worth the risk. With so many legitimate ways to provide the proper documentation, there’s no reason to cheat the system.

Some might argue that booking and cancelling flights, or renting a ticket is cheating the system, but that is false. Travel agents have been doing this for years and there have been real companies offering legal solutions for this problem since the first country legislated the law.

We’ve been asked the (very good) question of onward travel so many times that we thought it was important that we write this article to help travellers navigate these laws legally and safely.

4 Habits of Every Successful Film Maker

Whether you are going to write a long script for documentary or making a short film, you need to practice some important habits. Before creating a documentary, you need to know each and every aspects of the film industry. Every successful entrepreneur has their own success stories. Similarly, successful filmmakers should have five unique habits. Here is the habit of successful filmmakers.
Stay updated: If you want to be a successful filmmaker, you should have a wide knowledge of everything. In order to attract customers, you should know what is going on in the entertainment industry. You should read the latest news, search for news and keep on updating the things. When you read the latest news, you will be able to get the context of relevant trades. Well, you can watch historical facts.

Practice: Whether you are writing a long movie or short film or even a documentary, you need to write and keep on practicing every single day. Being an Ad film maker, you should be able to create a script that is fully polished, high quality and purely relevant. If you start writing daily, it will be your permanent habit. Writing a long script is not easy; however, practice makes you perfect.

While you are writing your script, let your ideas flow continually. Sometimes, you may get enough idea when you are writing an article in one sit. In such cases, just write the things until your ideas got exhausted. Reopen and start writing your script the next day. By doing so, you will feel much comfortable and good. Also, you will be amazed at how easy it is to manage the things while writing a long script.

Curate Content: It is not surprising to see a lot of people curating strong content these days. Well, anyone can create content. But, creating an excellent content is always difficult one for fresher. There are a lot of people out there, they use the content of others and spin it with effective spinning tools. Creating unique and compelling content takes much time but it does not mean that you can use the automatic content machine.

Browsing online will get you relevant information from the web. Just research and apply it to your own idea. This is what most people doing in the content industry. You will have to search for an idea, ask for suggestions and formulate an opinion of experts. After getting enough idea, start writing a script that is highly engaging, compelling and strong enough to attract your audience.Learn how corporate filmmakers in India create their script.

Accept: A successful filmmaker is one who accepts the fact that he has more to learn from current happenings. A film maker should be fast forwarded and accept new ideas to discover new things. Creativity is the powerful weapon for every film maker. Every filmmaker should be able to create a highly engaging script. Find out the Best place for corporate films in India. Stay connected with people via social media network.Learn and find out how successful filmmakers create their online reputation.