ElvaJet® Opal SB

Sensient’s low viscosity water-based digital sublimation ink, ElvaJet® Opal SB, has the potential to revolutionize your digital printing.

Delivering batch-to-batch consistency, ElvaJet® Opal SB delivers consistent and intense color across a broad range of applications: from fashion and sportswear to signage and display.

ElvaJet® Opal SB is compatible with all Epson printheads and most paper types, and delivers true ease of use with a simple start-up process and low maintenance.

The precise color that ElvaJet® Opal SB delivers helps to protect your brand by ensuring quality and consistency targets are always met. Having been awarded the ECO PASSPORT OEKOTEX®, ElvaJet® Opal SB is compliant with the most stringent sustainability requirements for a more environmentally friendly option.


Excellent image sharpness and vibrancy
Minimal maintenance and maximum uptime
On-demand customization

ElvaJet® Opal SB

Consistent color you can trust

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Product specification

Available for the following printheads:



Humidity Requirements

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).

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: 720 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

Name                                                                 Code

ELVAJET OPAL SB YELLOW                     618OP0SB.C01P

ELVAJET OPAL SB MAGENTA                 638OP0SB.C01P


ELVAJET OPAL SB CYAN                           648OP0SB.C01P


ELVAJET OPAL SB BLACK                        678OP0SB.C01P



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ProductLightWater (severe)Washing (60°) Persp. (acid)Persp. (alkali) Rubbing (dry)Rubbing (wet)
Opal SB Yellow6-7 / 5-64-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-544-5
Opal SB Magenta6 / 64-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-544-5
Opal SB Light Magenta 5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-5 / 4-544-5
Opal SB Cyan5 / 54 / 4-54 / 4-54 / 4-54 / 4-544-5
Opal SB Light Cyan5 / 4-54 / 4-54 / 4-54 / 4-54 / 4-544-5
Opal SB Black6 / 4-55 / 55 / 55 / 55 / 54-54-5
Opal SB Light Black5 / 4-55 / 55 / 55 / 55 / 54-54-5
Opal SB Super Light Black4-5 / 45 / 55 / 55 / 55 / 54-54-5
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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.

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