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Old February 6th, 2014 Feb 6, 2014 9:43:41 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adding vinegar to Image Armor Dark

Has anybody heard that adding a small amount of vinegar to Image Armor dark formula will increase the brightness of your white ink? I've also been fighting pretreatment stains on charcoal colored Gildan 2000 shirts this week. Only certain sizes though. Very frustrating.
 
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Default Re: Adding vinegar to Image Armor Dark

Try using IA light on charcoal and let me know if this helps, are you adding vinegar when getting these stains?
 
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Default Re: Adding vinegar to Image Armor Dark

No, applying it per directions. I only had problems on certain sizes and consistently on those sizes. No problems at all on everything else. I just received my light IA and will definitely try it next time. Regarding the vinegar, one of our partners spoke with a dtg rep at a recent trade show. They suggested adding the vinegar for brighter whites. I haven't tried it yet. What formula do you recommend on red shirts? light or dark?
 
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Default Re: Adding vinegar to Image Armor Dark

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No, applying it per directions. I only had problems on certain sizes and consistently on those sizes. No problems at all on everything else. I just received my light IA and will definitely try it next time. Regarding the vinegar, one of our partners spoke with a dtg rep at a recent trade show. They suggested adding the vinegar for brighter whites. I haven't tried it yet. What formula do you recommend on red shirts? light or dark?
are you serious!??!?! adding vinegar - how much??
 
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Default Re: Adding vinegar to Image Armor Dark

4 oz per liter mixture of water and pretreat, if DuPont , I use 2 though so shirts aren't smelly
 
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Default Re: Adding vinegar to Image Armor Dark

I bet if you look at the sizes you are having trouble with you will see they are manufactured in a different country then the shirts that print correctly. Also charcoal colored shirts can have weird ghosting and "bleaching" effects happen during the curing cycle.

What kind of printer are you using? Ink type? Take those Gildan's and use them as rags...they don't belong in a DTG shop
 
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Default Re: Adding vinegar to Image Armor Dark

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I...Take those Gildan's and use them as rags...they don't belong in a DTG shop
Flat out...

I use em to clean the chain on my crotch rocket . They work great for that!
 






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