The only reason could be a dye sublimation printer delivers a more outstanding and realistic looking printouts. Sublimation printers have gone through a lot of innovations, in fact making it more affordable as prices have gone down substantially.
And owing to this development, more and more digital-camera owners have now switched and taken advantage of this technology. These type of printers allow users to print photo-lab quality pictures right at their homes or mini offices. They no longer need to go distances or do online printing to get the perfect quality photographs.
In dye sublimation printing, colors are not developed by depending on independent dots being laid out side by side as done in inkjet printing. Since when a photograph is viewed more intently, perhaps just a few inches away, individual dots can be distinguished relatively. The photograph will only have a more realistic appeal when viewed from a distance.
To know what makes sublimation printers deliver better quality looking pictures, a look inside the printer reveals a different setup. The inside is installed long rolls of colored transparent sheets of film, composed of red, blue, yellow and gray cellophane stretched together end to end. Four sets of solid dyes cyan, magenta, yellow and black is embedded into these films.
These dyes corresponds to the colors used in inkjet printers CMYK, but unlike inkjets the printhead heats up as it passes over the film. In a single pass it allows the dyes to vaporize and shower the glossy paper with colored mists. The colored dye then return solid form before starting with the next pass. The system creates gentle gradation at the edges of each pixel.
Considering that dye sublimation printers are much better, it is perhaps only natural to expect that this printer will be the next big thing in the printing industry. Much more, if it could be available at prices comparable to inkjets or even the new generation compact laser printers.
Sublimation printers will be the thing to watch in the coming years.