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ElvaJet Opal is a series of digital sublimation inks which will transform your transfer printing. Delivering true ease of use with simple start-up and low maintenance, precision in batch to batch repeatability and the best in image sharpness and detail ElvaJet Opal is a truly revolution in sublimation.

Elvajet Opal is available in medium viscosity, ElvaJet Opal SC and low viscosity, ElvaJet Opal SB to cover a wide range of printheads including Kyocera, Epson, Konica Minolta and Panasonic.

ElvaJet Opal has proven value in applications from sportswear and fashion to sign and display. Offering versatility across printhead technologies, Opal is the solution for every sublimation printer.

ElvaJet Opal demonstrates significant production and economic advantages by allowing you to use less ink while maintaining the best in color and print performance.

  • Optimized ink release from all papers

  • Excellent image detail and sharpness

  • Easy start-up and low maintenance

  • Sensient signature black

  • Excellent batch to batch consistency

  • Reduced ink consumption

How to use


The ElvaJet Opal series has been tested on the most frequently used printers and transfer papers, but users should check the inks’ suitability for individual machines and paper types.

If the inks dry in the nozzles, the normal cleaning procedure built into the printer should be applied. We recommend the use of our specific cleaning solution, Sensient Universal Flush WB.


For optimal printing, the relative humidity rate must be kept at 55% or higher and the ambient temperature should be around 20°C (70°F).


ElvaJet Opal inks are designed for transfer to the substrate via any type of sublimation transfer paper or film. Once printed, the transfer paper should be handled with care and the ink transferred to the fabric as soon as possible.

To obtain a good color transfer and fixing, the printed substrate should be transferred at 210°C (410°F) for 30s.



  • Easy installation and start-up

  • Fast drying on uncoated papers

  • High transfer efficiency

  • Incomparable open time and start to print


Shelf life

Inks should be stored in a controlled environment at a temperature between 10-30°C. If stored under these recommended conditions, the inks have a shelf life of 12 months.


Substrate: 170 g/m2, 100 % Polyester Printing resolution: 600 dpi Transfer conditions: 210°C (410°F) for 30 seconds The light fastness has been measured at 100% and 10% coverage. All other fastness properties have been measured at 100% coverage. In certain cases, where a chemical pre-treatment has been applied to the fabric or it has been saturated with color, the substrate may perform better in fastness testing after washing. Optimized ink limiting and color profiling will limit this requirement.

The following inks are available







IISO 105 /B02 100% / 10%ISO 105 /E01 ch./st.ISO 105 /C03 ch./st.ISO 105 /E04 -ch./st.ISO 105 /E04 ch./st.ISO 105 /X12 ch./st.ISO 105 /X12 ch./st.

Opal SC Yellow6+ / 64-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-54-5

Opal SC Magenta6 / 64-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-54-5

Opal SC Cyan6 / 64-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-544-5

Opal SC Black6+ / 64-5 / 44-5 / 44-5 / 44-5 / 444-5

ch : change: , st. : staining

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