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The S-RACE Technology

A huge technological leap forward

S-RACE® is in a league of its own due to the groundbreaking high-tech coating. The thick coating of the paper has a microporous structure and – together with the specially engineered base paper – functions as the perfect receiver of printed ink. This unique composition, with a high air permeability, provides the paper with the ability to absorb and store the ink, like a sponge, very quickly and precisely. The ink is then released exactly in the position it has been printed – for perfect line sharpness and detailed reproduction.

Conventional dye sublimation papers have a swellable coating technology. Swellable coatings are thinner with reduced air permeability. The ink lies on top of the paper and makes the coating swell, resulting in stronger bleeding and significantly slower drying.

In comparison, with S-RACE® and its extremely fast drying properties, subsequent production steps can be immediately started – for efficient processes and higher productivity.


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The S-RACE microporous dye sublimation technology

How it works in 3 simple steps

Printing

Print on the S-RACE® microporous colour receiver layer with every standard water-based dye sublimation ink.

Ink absorption

The microporous colour receiver layer quickly absorbs huge amounts of ink .This results in quickest drying of print enabling the user to start subsequent production steps immediately and reach high optical densities.

Ink release

During the transfer process, the stored ink in the S-RACE® coating is activated earlier by the applied heat compared to swellable coatings . This results in quicker transfer times. The ink is then released exactly in the position it has been printed - for perfect line sharpness and detailed reproduction.

THE SECRET BEHIND S-RACE®

Learn more with this explanation video