Siser EasyColor DTV or EasySubli: Read Before Choosing One!
Previously we’ve covered the differences between Siser EasyColor DTV and heat transfer paper, with EasyColor having the advantages of being a thinner material that’s also stretchier, maskable, and prints with consistent vibrancy. But how about when compared to Siser’s own EasySubli vinyl for Sawgrass sublimation printers? Fortunately, much of the same advantages still apply to EasyColor when compared to EasySubli , though the colors and fidelity between the two can be rather stark depending on the inks inside the Sawgrass printer. We’ll focus on how a few different prints appear on both materials, in addition to recapping a few of EasyColor’s general advantages.
The EasySubli prints shown in this video have been printed using a Sawgrass SG500 printer with Sublijet-UHD inks, which as you’ll see in a moment, tend to double the saturation compared to EasySubli inks. But let’s begin with a vivid graphic, which displays a few gradients and finely cut details. The EasyColor print shows somewhat flat, yet balanced results with the subtle detail inside the graphic being clear. The EasySubli print is definitely the most vibrant thanks to the Sublijet-UHD inks. However, some of the finer details have some fuzziness that’s more noticeable in high contrast areas of the graphic.
Next, let’s look into how a photographic print fares on both EasyColor and EasySubli transfers. Surprisingly, the EasyColor print is sharp and well-defined compared to EasySubli . The sublimation vinyl may have the more vivid colors, though it only looks grainy as a result of Sublijet-UHD’s extra saturation. EasySubli inks are designed to retain as much detail as possible for more complex images and graphics, though this won’t change the fidelity of how the photographs will appear on the vinyl. Last but not least, let’s perform a couple of stretch tests on both shirts.
Notice how smoothly the EasyColor shirt can stretch and rebound to its original form. This will especially allow thinner transfers to hold up well on fabrics. The EasySubli shirt on the other hand is much more rigid, which is fine for occasionally worn or used promotional items, but perhaps not for daily use. The thickness of EasySubli is to perhaps prevent sublimation dyes from potentially migrating onto certain fabrics when pressed. Not to mention how EasySubli has a somewhat gritty texture to its printed side. EasyColor on the other hand feels as smooth as a matte HTV transfer. Weeding, maskability, application settings, and compatible fabrics are indeed similar for both EasyColor and EasySubli materials. However, EasyColor will only require TTD Easy Mask, while EasySubli must be masked with its own EasySubli Mask due to its unique build.
But ultimately, EasySubli is more comparable to dark heat transfer paper in terms of its thickness and oversaturation when paired with standard printer inks. If you have access to a Sawgrass sublimation printer and are looking to create promotional quality transfers with strong colors, you can’t go wrong with EasySubli vinyl. But for anyone with an inkjet printer, EasyColor DTV is readily available and ahead of the curve as a thinner and softer material, with crisp results that can be balanced or just as colorful as EasySubli , depending on the max quality of your printer and inks. As a thin matte material, its transfers can clearly look and feel smoother than EasySubli when worn. To learn more about Siser materials, transfer printers, and other products, visit our YouTube channel or our website at HeatPressNation.com.