Fisher Textiles has introduced the Direct Disperse fabric line, for direct dye sublimation printing. These fabrics have a special coating that allow for direct printing onto the fabric and do not require heat transfer paper. The coating chemically reacts with the printer’s ink droplets to keep them in place, allowing for better ink penetration and excellent print quality. No post treatment is necessary.
These fabrics can be used on the d-Gen Teleios, Dupont Artistri, and Mimaki DS-1800. Direct Disperse fabrics are available in both wide-format and grand-format widths and can be coated with a flame retardant to pass the NFPA 701 small-scale test. The company has also launched Enviro-Tex fabrics, which are eco-friendly and contain recycled materials. Made with Repreve yarn, these fabrics meet FTC guidelines for recycled products. The manufacturing process reduces energy consumption while conserving petroleum resources by offsetting the need to produce virgin polyester. Certification is available on all of these products.