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ENTRY #8 - 2012 DTG Battle Royale - Photos and Rating

 
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Old November 19th, 2012 Nov 19, 2012 1:11:56 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default ENTRY #8 - 2012 DTG Battle Royale - Photos and Rating

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: 9

SOD: 7

SOH: 7

PA: 7

Total Before Wash: 30


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 and fades in the back design? How well were the color variations handled?
  • 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
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Default Re: ENTRY #8 - 2012 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 December 3rd, 2012 Dec 3, 2012 5:52:11 PM -   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: ENTRY #8 - 2012 DTG Battle Royale - Photos and Rating

Photos after 3rd and final wash test:

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

On the 3rd wash was the same as first and second washes

Most of the DTG printed t-shirts held up pretty well in the wash tests. There were a couple of exceptions, but overall it was good to see again how well the colors and brightness stayed throughout the 3 washes.

Washability: 7

Total rating points: 37
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Old December 4th, 2012 Dec 4, 2012 3:40:57 PM -   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: ENTRY #8 - 2012 DTG Battle Royale - Photos and Rating

Hi Rodney,
I know that you did a great job with the contest,
Perhaps you have a comment not only a punctuation
The first reason to participate was to compare my work with others,
and to get some comments from the experts in order to improve my knowledge
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Default Re: ENTRY #8 - 2012 DTG Battle Royale - Photos and Rating

Hi Juan,
Thank you for anticipate this contest from Panama.
I was wondered who #8 were. One of us NeoFamily.
Your score.

FI: 9 this great point on first impression. Not many are received 9 points here

SOD: 7 in detail can be improve by adjust distance from Printhead to shirts. Far will lose details. Bed flatten maybe require.

SOH: 7 seems pretreat over much. NeoFlex RIP will print all same amount to all.

PA: 7 same as SOD result. Distance and flat bed.

Wash: 7 pretreat too much or too less. Most likely too much.

Good job. Maybe next year? I will look for yours
To me you are Champion too.
Thanks again and i am proud of you all the way.
Cheers to Manuel! Beers are on me always. My friend send me this picture.
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the first reason to participate was to compare my work with others,
and to get some comments from the experts in order to improve my knowledge
You may want to post a request for feedback on your entry in the main contest thread here: https://www.t-shirtforums.com/dtg-bat...e/t186915.html
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