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[Need Help Selecting Which DTG Machine to Buy] UV printing on Fabric using flexible UV cured ink. (DCS brand)

 
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Old May 5th, 2020 May 5, 2020 5:14:48 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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What a concept! Printing on a T without a heat press to cure the ink. Ink is UV cured.
The test is always white ink on black cotton. Printing result not impressive but what one would expect when printing in preview, draft or high volume mode. It was sellable.
But after the first wash the white ink blew up like a dandelion in a hurricane.
White cotton and synthetics looked good after one wash and the smell 99% gone.

What do you suspect failed in the white on black cotton?
1. 1st generation technology needs time to work out the bugs?
2. You found pre-treatment and pre-pressing solved the problem? This does negate one perceived advantage of UV printing on t-shirts.
3. An ink-set other than F6T worked in your application?
4. No one will buy t's printed with UV cured ink. It is a mission doomed to fail.

Share what you did to succeed in printing UV cured ink on t's, such as production modification, substrate limitation (no black cotton), specialized pre-treatment or process.
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Default Re: UV printing on Fabric using flexible UV cured ink. (DCS brand)

We tried U/V printing on shirts a few years ago. They actually looked pretty good but it took multiple passes to get enough ink on the shirt and they smelled really bad, even after a few washes. Eventually the smell went away but in the end they just took too long to print and I didn't think it was reasonable to tell the buyer to wash the shirt until the smell came out. We decided to buy an F2000 and haven't looked back.
 






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