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DigiCoat Clear Sublimation Coating

Digi Coat Clear Sublimation Coating - a simple solution for creating unique and innovative substrates

In order to transfer an image to any product or surface using sublimation ink, that product or surface must be “sublimation receptive”.

This is not a problem when using specialty sublimation substrates. But natural and untreated surfaces like wood, metal, ceramic, leather, stone, glass and other items pose a real challenge to the digital decorator. To accept a sublimation transfer, these products must be treated with a polymer coating that when cured allows the sublimation inks to transfer onto the product.

Video - Sublimating onto glass using Digi Coat.
Video - Sublimating onto wood using Digi Coat.
Video - Sublimating onto metal using Digi Coat.
Video - Sublimating onto ceramics with Digi Coat.

Digi Coat Clear was created for just this challenge. Digi Coat Clear is a simple-to-use, clear base coating that allows you to create your own range of unique imprintable sublimation consumables.

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71-0067 Digicoat Clear Sublimation Coating ** UK SALES ONLY ** 16.95
 

DigiCoat Opaque White Coating

Digi Coat Opaque White Coating - for printing on dark or black substrates

Digital decorators know that sublimation inks do not print white. In order for transferred images to appear vibrant, the substrate must be white or as close to white as possible to add opacity to the transfer so that the image stands out.

Unfortunately, many potential substrates that would make excellent decorated products are black or gray. For example, a piece of slate might make a lovely decorated award or photo gift, but without the proper coatings the transferred image would be very poor and commercially unacceptable.

In order to prepare a dark surface for sublimation imprinting, the item must first receive a white base layer before application of Digi Coat Clear sublimation coating. The white layer will give opacity to the image. However, since heat is used in the transfer process, the white base coat needs to be able to withstand 200C heat without peeling or turning yellow.

Digi Coat White has been specially fabricated to work with Digi Coat Clear. It is simple to apply, may be applied to thousands of substrate materials, and will not peel or discolour under heat.

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UK sales only – Please do not order this item on-line for exports, due to carrier restrictions we are unable to send aerosols outside the UK.

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71-0068 Digicoat Opaque White Coating ** UK SALES ONLY ** 16.95
 

DigiCoat Adhesion Promoter

Digi Coat Adhesion Promoter - helps you achieve superior adhesion to surfaces

Digi Coat pre-treatment is a specially formulated compound that has a high affinity for glass, ceramic and polished metals, which enables it to form robust physical bonds with such surfaces. It is also engineered to react chemically with the special range of Digi Coat products, hence providing a strong adhesive link between coating and surface.

The use of Digi Coat pre-treatment on glass, ceramic and polished metal surfaces prior to coating, improves the overall durability, and chemical and water resistance of the applied Digi Coat coatings. Failure to use the pre-treatment can result in de-lamination of the applied coating when exposed to wet conditions, especially on glass, glazed ceramic and polished metal surfaces.

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UK sales only – Please do not order this item on-line for exports, due to carrier restrictions we are unable to send aerosols outside the UK.

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71-0069 Digicoat Adhesion Promoter **UK SALES ONLY ** 14.95
 

DigiCoat UV Protection Coating

Digi Coat UV Protection Coating - protects your designs from the damaging effects of sunlight

A traditional problem with sublimation printing has been the issue of fading and loss of color vibrancy due to exposure to UV (UltraViolet) light. Sublimation inks are made from dyes instead of pigments, and are prone to fade faster. This has generally limited the use of digitally decorated substrates in commercial design and architectural décor.

Digi Coat UV Protect is the first product designed for use in the sublimation transfer market to protect images from ultraviolet light fade. Digi Coat UV Protect contains two types of UV inhibitors which both absorb and deflect UV light, giving the maximum possible protection to sublimation inks. In addition, Digi Coat UV Protect is also designed to be non-sublimatable, giving permanence to your sublimated image never before possible.

While no product can ever completely eliminate colour fading due to the effects of ultraviolet light, Digi Coat UV Protect has had extensive comparison testing against uncoated sublimated tiles and the results provide a substantial improvement.

Digi Coat UV Protect is designed to work in conjunction with the Digi Coat line of coatings and is a simple to apply 1 part air curing coating.

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UK sales only – Please do not order this item on-line for exports, due to carrier restrictions we are unable to send aerosols outside the UK.

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71-0070 Digicoat UV Protection Coating ** UK SALES ONLY ** 16.95
 
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