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Entry #7 - DTG Battle Royale - Photos and Rating

 
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Old May 5th, 2011 May 5, 2011 1:12:25 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Each entry will be given 10 points each for the 5 different rating factors (for a total 50 points max):

First Impressions - is the print "display ready" without pretreat stains and heat press squares

Sharpness of Detail in the print

Softness of Hand on the print

Print accuracy - (registration, trapping, no banding, even ink distribution)

Washability - how does the print hold up after the initial wash?


This post covers the first 4 factors with photos. The wash tests will be done over the next few days.

FI: 8

SOD: 7

SOH: 9

PA: 8

Total Before Wash: 32


Some things I looked for specifically in each entry:
  • My initial reaction of pulling the t-shirt out of the box. Was I wowed or dissappointed right off the bat?
  • How well the white underbase was trapped on the front print? Are there any white ink highlights peeking through (there shouldn't be any)
  • Evidence of pretreatment? Could I tell right off where the pretreat "square" was? Most entries actually did pretty well at this
  • Ink coverage on the back print. Lots more solid color areas on the back. Were the colors smooth or splotchy looking?
  • Color fades in the gold belt design? How well were the color variations handled?
  • The tricky mini 5? One of the trickiest areas of the back design was the small version of the 5 design from the front image. How well did the entrant handle blending it into the back print's design?
  • How did the print feel overall? Could I tell where the t-shirt stopped and the ink of the design started? Did the print feel heavy or barely noticeable
  • Overall how the DTG front print compared to the screen printed front print (last 2 photos)
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Old May 12th, 2011 May 12, 2011 4:49:03 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Entry #7 - DTG Battle Royale - Photos and Rating

Photos after one wash:

Nothing special was done to the wash settings.

I just left the settings on whatever they were already on from the last load of normal laundry: regular cycle (slow/fast), cold water, Tide laundry detergent the t-shirts were not turned inside out. Dried in the dryer on normal (medium high) heat.
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Old May 19th, 2011 May 19, 2011 4:41:57 PM -   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Entry #7 - DTG Battle Royale - Photos and Rating

Photos after 3rd and final wash test:

On the 2nd wash I washed all the t-shirts in warm water and dried on normal (medium high) heat.

On the 3rd wash my wife turned the temperature dial back to cold and I dried it on normal (medium high) heat.

To be honest, most of the DTG printed t-shirts held up very well in the wash tests. There were a couple of exceptions, but overall I was actually surprised at how well the colors and brightness stayed throughout the 3 washes.
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Washability: 9

Total rating points: 41
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Default Re: Entry #7 - DTG Battle Royale - Photos and Rating

Congratulations to John Choe (chobay) for winning 3rd place in the contest with this entry printed on his Veloci-Jet printer.
 
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hummm where is chobay?
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Default Re: Entry #7 - DTG Battle Royale - Photos and Rating

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hummm where is chobay?


Here is "Chobay" info from a previous post of his:


"A little background on myself. I print using the Veloci Jet by Equipment Zone, owner for almost a year. Based in Washington D.C., specialize in DTG fulfillment. To be honest, I never needed a website. I stay busy through referrals and repeat business. However, my website should be up in approximately 1 week. Just putting the finishing touches on it..

I would like to thank Rodney and this great forum. No lie, everything I know about the apparel decorating industry, I have learned from this forum! I could never have gotten into this business without the help of the great folks and posts that are archived on this forum.

I hope to be here for a long time to come, and will try to help the newcomers and other folks in need, as you all have helped me..

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Chobay"
 






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