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[DTG Kiosk 2] Problems with White Ink..

 
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Old April 1st, 2009 Apr 1, 2009 8:39:18 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problems with White Ink..

Hi!

Been printing a fully white design onto my black 100% cotton t-shirts.

Pre-treated 3 layers.

Printing 2 layers of white ink.

Comes out lightish grey with

Cleaned out the tubes. Now has fresh ink. Head cleaned a few times.

But still is coming out this light grey color.
 
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Old April 1st, 2009 Apr 1, 2009 9:13:11 AM -   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Problems with White Ink..

Some questions:
1. How is your nozzle check on the white?
2. What resolution are you printing your white at?
3. What layer type setting in RIP Pro are you using to print the white?

If you are getting a good nozzle check on the white ink and prinitng at 1440 dpi on the white layer, and still not getting good white on your shirt, try this. Spary at least twice as much pre-treatment as you have before, roll it with a roller, press until dry (30-40 seconds - or more if needed to dry it). Try to print again. This should give you very good white if the conditions above are met, it won't wash well, but now we know whether it is a pre-treatment issue or not. Let us know how it comes out.
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Default Re: Problems with White Ink..

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Originally Posted by Don-SWF East
Some questions:
1. How is your nozzle check on the white?
2. What resolution are you printing your white at?
3. What layer type setting in RIP Pro are you using to print the white?

If you are getting a good nozzle check on the white ink and prinitng at 1440 dpi on the white layer, and still not getting good white on your shirt, try this. Spary at least twice as much pre-treatment as you have before, roll it with a roller, press until dry (30-40 seconds - or more if needed to dry it). Try to print again. This should give you very good white if the conditions above are met, it won't wash well, but now we know whether it is a pre-treatment issue or not. Let us know how it comes out.
I'm using Print Pro. but i am printing at 1440
i'll try the pre-treatment.

Thanks!
 
 
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Default Re: Problems with White Ink..

Don is right about the nozzle check. I would try that first before anything else. You need to be sure that the nozzle check shows all the white slots printing correctly. If you have broken lines or a slot not printing at all then you will have gray looking white prints.

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