What is ChromaLuxe®?
ChromaLuxe® photographic panels are renowned as an excellent substrate for high-resolution dye-sublimation. These specialist materials are also highly durable, making them ideal for a wide range of indoor and outdoor print applications.
Keep reading to discover how easy it is to get eye-catching results using dye-sublimation technology from Roland DG.
WHY USE CHROMALUXE®?
ChromaLuxe® is known for its durability and scratch-resistant properties which add permanence to printed material. This lightweight material comes in a variety of finishes, all of which are easy to clean and maintain.
WHO USES CHROMALUXE®?
Because of its hard-wearing properties and crisp finish, ChromaLuxe® panels are used by commercial printers, photographers, architects, designers and many more.
WHAT IS CHROMALUXE® USED FOR?
ChromaLuxe® is an ideal choice for creating high-quality artwork for use in a variety of industries including home décor, commercial interior design or fine-art printing.
Preparing prints to use with ChromaLuxe®
ChromaLuxe® is known for its durability and scratch-resistant properties which add permanence to printed materials. This light-weight material comes in a variety of finishes, all of which are easy to clean and maintain.
1. CREATE A DESIGN AND PROCESS IN YOUR RIP SOFTWARE.
2. PRINT YOUR DESIGN USING A PRINTER EQUIPPED WITH SUBLIMATION INK.
3. USE SUBLIMATION PAPER FOR PRINTING ON RIGID MATERIALS.
4. LET THE PRINT DRY FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES BEFORE APPLYING.
Transferring prints to ChromaLuxe®
Using a heat press to transfer your printed design onto ChromaLuxe® panels works.
1. REMOVE PROTECTIVE FILM FROM CHROMALUXE® PLATE.
2. FIX PRINTED PAPER TO CHROMALUXE® PLATE WITH HEAT RESIST TAPE.
TIP: PERFORM TESTS TO DETERMINE OPTIMAL SETTINGS. START WITH 190°C, 65 PSI, FOR 2 MIN 30 SECS.
The right ink for ChromaLuxe®
To get the most from this high-grade material, you also need to use the right ink. Roland's Texart SBL3 sublimation inks has earned certification from ChromaLuxe® for outdoor durability.
This certification assures users that they can expect optimum quality and durability when transfer graphics are printed with Texart SBL3 inks and sublimated to ChromaLuxe® EXT (Extended Life) UV-resistant photo panels.
This certified ink is used by our range of dye-sublimation devices. If you're looking for the ideal solution for printing on ChromaLuxe® panels, just click the images below to find out more or click here to get in touch.