This article helps you to manage the global ink cut when having specific conditions.


The common problems in Sublimation Calibrations are the ink yellow that causes problems with wrinkles and the bleeding effect of the brown. Another problem is the combination of paper and ink. Here the goal is to get the best result using the combination and make a pre-cut of inks.

TIP: Ask the paper and ink supplier for recommendations on the usage of paper and/or ink.


Before starting calibration we need to know what we want to find and where is the limit. Think to "Save" Calibration, which means cutting the inks without thinking to lose the inks.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Print two copies of the chart.
  2. Print the chart which shows the problem and you can detect it, if necessary print the Extra chart to view the ink combinations.
  3. If required, scale the chart to the printer width for better print chart verifications, because the zones of ink combinations are bigger and problems can be detected faster.
  4. The global ink limit should be checked on paper and fabric. 
  5. Let the ink dry on paper, for as long as better.
  6. Transfer paper and verify the result on printed paper (copy 1), transfer paper, and transferred fabric (copy 2).
  7. Each ink should be cut and treated individually to balance the ink limit in one level.

8. From Custom Ink Setup open Ink Curve and make a pre-cut of each ink in the Y and X axis.

9. Print the chart again and transfer the paper and verify the result on the printed paper (copy 1),

transferred paper,

and transferred fabric (copy 2).

10. In Ink Limit put the value of the global ink limit. In this example, we use 70% of the Ink Limit.

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