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Old February 6th, 2015 Feb 6, 2015 10:27:40 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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I currently operate a Brother GT-541 non white printer and am looking at upgrading to a white printer however, white printers DO NOT print on 100% polyester and increasingly my customers are asking for polyester t's. In fact the best we can currently achieve is 50/50 blends. Does anyone know if the industry is working on a DTG printer that can print 100%?
 
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Default Re: DTG and 100% polyester

At this time no one is able to print white on 100%, the ink will not adhere to the fabric.
 
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Default Re: DTG and 100% polyester

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At this time no one is able to print white on 100%, the ink will not adhere to the fabric.
Allen it can be done!

I have printed quite a few jobs on 100% Dark polyester on my Kornit Storm II.

For me to print 100% polyester I put 10% more white ink down and change my curing times / temps.

Picture below is 100% polyester Hi Vis work Wear.
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Default Re: DTG and 100% polyester

looks good Justin, what are you using for pretreat?
 
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Default Re: DTG and 100% polyester

Its printed on a Kornit so just the standard wet pre treatment.
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Allen it can be done!

I have printed quite a few jobs on 100% Dark polyester on my Kornit Storm II.

For me to print 100% polyester I put 10% more white ink down and change my curing times / temps.

Picture below is 100% polyester Hi Vis work Wear.
Justin, how is the duribility. over 10 to 20 washes?
 
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Default Re: DTG and 100% polyester

Easily over 10 - 20 washes.

Im still running wash tests but at this stage.

Cold water wash is perfect

Hot wash at 90c has lost about 5 brightness after the first wash.
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Easily over 10 - 20 washes.

Im still running wash tests but at this stage.

Cold water wash is perfect

Hot wash at 90c has lost about 5 brightness after the first wash.
Thanks, what PT are you using? I'm really intrigued.
 
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Default Re: DTG and 100% polyester

It is just standard Kornit Pretreatment and inks.

The Kornit system is completely different to Epson based inks and pre treatments.
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