Roland Texart SBL3 Inks Certified for Outdoor Durable ChromaLuxe Photo Panels

Here is some news for print-service providers that want to use dye-sublimation inkjet printing to make outdoor-durable ChromaLuxe aluminum photo panels.

Roland Texart™ SBL3 dye-sublimation inks have earned ChromaLuxe® certification for outdoor durability. This certification means you can expect optimum quality and durability when transfer graphics are printed with Texart SBL3 inks and sublimated to ChromaLuxe EXT (Extended Life) UV-resistant aluminum photo panels.

Dye-sublimated art panels on outdoor patio wall
Photo: Roland DGA


Chromaluxe is backing up the certification with an outdoor-life warranty of two years for photography-based prints and three years of signs.

“The ChromaLuxe certification and warranties provide assurance to Texart series users that their graphics sublimated to ChromaLuxe EXT panels will stand up to powerful UV rays and the elements,” said Lily Hunter, Roland DGA Product Manager, Textiles and Consumables. “They get the best of both worlds – colorful, vibrant graphics and the very best outdoor durability possible.”

This ChromaLuxe certification applies to all standard Texart SBL3 inks. The inks are available in 4-color CMYK configurations or 8-color configurations that add Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Orange, and Violet inks to the CMYK inks.

Designed to bring out the best in Roland’s advanced Texart RT-640 and XT-640 dye-sublimation printers, SBL3 inks are ideal for creating vibrant sublimated signage, apparel, accessories and hard goods. In addition to producing rich, durable graphics, these water-based, fast-drying inks contain a high concentration of dyes. This allows for reduced ink usage while retaining maximum vibrancy.

About ChromaLuxe

ChomaLuxe is a global manufacturer of premium print media for applications that require superb image quality and durability. In addition to sublimatable aluminum panels, they offer sublimation-ready tempered hardboard, tabletops, wood/MDF panels, and flooring panels.

All coatings and substrates are made in the USA with manufacturing and fabrication done in Louisville, KY. With additional locations in Belgium and Australia, ChromaLuxe provides products to more than 80 countries.

ChromaLuxe is an extension of Universal Woods, the world’s leading manufacturer of hard surface sublimatable products and mezzanine decking. It is also a sister brand to Unisub, which provides the highest quality custom sublimatable products. To learn more about ChromaLuxe, visit