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Question Drying Pretreat - Would this Work?

I have been using Image Armor to pre-treat shirts, but unfortunately, I cannot air dry them because I do not live in sunny CA.

Has anyone tried putting the wet pretreated shirts in the dryer?
 
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HI Ian, hope you doing fine!

If you mean tunnel dryer, electric or gas does not matter, it will work just fine!
As a suggestion; with Dark pretreatment, leave the t-shirts a little damp before heat pressing. So, just adjust the conveyor belt speed accordingly.
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Default Re: Drying Pretreat - Would this Work?

DTG Merch, Thanks for answering!

We are starting out and probably don't have the capital for a tunnel dryer. My real question was if a laundry dryer would do the trick/ would there be any risks of this? Thanks!
 
 
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Default Re: Drying Pretreat - Would this Work?

when its chilly here we hang in the laundry room over night and close the door.. Works great if you plan ahead and are not in a rush
 
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DTG Merch, Thanks for answering!

We are starting out and probably don't have the capital for a tunnel dryer. My real question was if a laundry dryer would do the trick/ would there be any risks of this? Thanks!
Hello Ian, hope you doing fine!

Honestly I have never tried with a laundry dryer.
I guess it will be messy.
And how you going to do with the fibres sticking out?
Do you have, at least, a heat press?
You can hang wire the t-shirts to dry. However you need to push down the fibres, if you want to print with white ink...
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Default Re: Drying Pretreat - Would this Work?

Yes, we're willing to give the laundry dryer a try just because we usually work with very tight deadlines, we are just worried about damaging the dryer itself. I guess you recommend a final press before printing for the fibers, yes? Thanks for the advice.
 
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I use a heat press for my pretreat 100% of the time. Slap a non-silicone parchment sheet on top and press. A tumble dryer is going to make a right mess of everything, including the shirt. I mean, it's going to throw the shirt around willy nilly and you're gonna end up with pretreat all over the garment.
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Default Re: Drying Pretreat - Would this Work?

Thanks, Trisha

We do that occasionally, but we know it is very time-consuming and we sometimes get pretreat stains when press drying that. Any way to mitigate?
 






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