Tag Archives: Printing
Controlling Dye Migration in Screen Printing
If you’ve ever screen printed a blended fabric such as 50% cotton/50% polyester garment and all the way up to 100% polyester, you likely have experienced dye migration. In simple terms, dye migration means the white ink printed on a … Continue reading
The Facts about Direct-to-Garment Pretreating
All direct-to-garment printers use a water base ink system and special treatment is required when printing dark shirts. The rule is: When you print white ink, you must pretreat the shirt first. Without pretreat solution on the shirt, the white and … Continue reading
Making Direct-to-Garment Work for You
So what does it take to be successful in the direct-to-garment business? First, become proficient at the machine. That will take some time as with any new equipment or technology. Second, prepare high resolution graphics. Direct-to-garment printers reproduce exactly what … Continue reading
Using Refillable Cartridges with a Small Format Epson
The printer of choice today for outputting film positives is an Epson small format device such as the 1430. The only drawback is the standard 18ml cartridge. Refillable cartridges are the best option to save substantial dollars on ink.
Screen Printing Equipment & Supply Startup Checklist
Six Color Manual Press – With a six color machine you can print most anything. Conveyor Dryer – Required for any real production, and air flow is a plus.