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[DTG Kiosk 2] Pretreatment Stains??

 
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Old March 30th, 2009 Mar 30, 2009 11:02:12 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Somebody had this problem and posted about it, but I searched and couldn't find the thread. Sorry to post again, but I can't seem to get the pretreatment stains to wash out of light gray shirts. I can't sell them with stains, but I need to print white ink on them. The designs look fine, but the pretreatment stain looks like crap. I think Don said something about a newer pretreatment. Is this what I need? Should I dillute the pretreatment? Thanks all.
 
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Old March 30th, 2009 Mar 30, 2009 11:39:11 AM -   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Pretreatment Stains??

Try either diluting the pretreatment 50/50 or misting first with distilled water then pretreating! Also cut down your pressing time into two different amounts that add up to the total amount of time!
 
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Try either diluting the pretreatment 50/50 or misting first with distilled water then pretreating! Also cut down your pressing time into two different amounts that add up to the total amount of time!
Sweet man. I've been using full strength, but I have been misting with dilluted water first. I also hover dry the pretreatment which works on all my shirts, and keeps stains to a minimum. But that wasn't working. I'll try dilluting the pretreatment. You think this will solve the issue?
 
 
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Somebody had this problem and posted about it, but I searched and couldn't find the thread. Sorry to post again, but I can't seem to get the pretreatment stains to wash out of light gray shirts. I can't sell them with stains, but I need to print white ink on them. The designs look fine, but the pretreatment stain looks like crap. I think Don said something about a newer pretreatment. Is this what I need? Should I dillute the pretreatment? Thanks all.

You might want to try using FastBright Pretreatment which is made to be used for white ink on light colored garments.

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You might want to try using FastBright Pretreatment which is made to be used for white ink on light colored garments.

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If it will solve the issue, than that's what I need to get. Have you heard of any staining of this pretreatment when being used on lighter garments the way it's supposed to be? Thanks guys.
 
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Default Re: Pretreatment Stains??

Oh, and can the Fastbright be used on black shirts, or should it just be used for the lighter colors?
 
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Default Re: Pretreatment Stains??

The fastbright works great on light colored shirts, but I would still use the regular pretreatment for darks. What I have done is, I have bought three different attachment bottles for my wagner, so I can just change them as needed, depending on what pretreatment I need at the time.
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Default Re: Pretreatment Stains??

Some shirts do not soak it up like other try press your shirt for a few seconds then pre sparying it seems to make it go into the shirt fibre better.
 
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Oh, and can the Fastbright be used on black shirts, or should it just be used for the lighter colors?
If Fastbright worked as well as the intended white ink pre-treatment it would be sold for all garments not just lighter ones, especially since the price is about a third. You are better off to find the proper dilution ratio for the shirts you are using to get the best results. The pre-treatment we all sell for white ink is a chemical match for the white ink, I suggest using it.
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Default Re: Pretreatment Stains??

As you can see from several users posts, FastBright seems to work well for white ink on light colored garments. It will not produce the same brightness and opacity for white ink on dark colored garments as the regular white pretreatment will. That is why we recommend using the White Pretreatment for printing white ink on darker goods. As with all products in the industry, if it sounds like something that interests you, the best thing to do is try it yourself and see how it works for you.

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Default Re: Pretreatment Stains??

I have just recently had this problem. I have it on grey and on orange. I tried 50/50 pre-treat and all that good stuff, but the ultimate (less convenient) way is to wash the garment before pretreating.
 






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