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Old 3 Weeks Ago Feb 3, 2020 9:24:26 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Black Sub Print Fades to Purple after washing

I have an issue that I have not had before. I am printing a design in sublimation in black onto a white full poly shirt. The black ink is fading to purple after washing the first time. I have never had this issue and have not changed anything, ink, press time, etc.. Any ideas?
 
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Default Re: Black Sub Print Fades to Purple after washing

It sounds like you do not have a pure poly shirt or you have ink issues. I would maybe take a new sample of black that you are having issues with and put it in the sink with as hot water as you can get and see if the ink bleeds out from the shirt.
 
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Default Re: Black Sub Print Fades to Purple after washing

What ink are you using?
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Default Re: Black Sub Print Fades to Purple after washing

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What ink are you using?
I use Cobra Ink
 
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Default Re: Black Sub Print Fades to Purple after washing

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It sounds like you do not have a pure poly shirt or you have ink issues. I would maybe take a new sample of black that you are having issues with and put it in the sink with as hot water as you can get and see if the ink bleeds out from the shirt.
I have been using the same shirts for years for sublimation. Gilden 21M 100% poly.
 
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Default Re: Black Sub Print Fades to Purple after washing

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I have been using the same shirts for years for sublimation. Gilden 21M 100% poly.
Well if you are using the same ink and the same shirt then clearly one of the two have issues. Again if you put the freshly pressed black into hot water you can see if it bleeds out or not.
 
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Default Re: Black Sub Print Fades to Purple after washing

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Well if you are using the same ink and the same shirt then clearly one of the two have issues. Again if you put the freshly pressed black into hot water you can see if it bleeds out or not.
I'll try that this evening.
 
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Default Re: Black Sub Print Fades to Purple after washing

Has to be Ink ,Dye sub on Cotton would not turn purple.
 
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Default Re: Black Sub Print Fades to Purple after washing

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Has to be Ink ,Dye sub on Cotton would not turn purple.
That was my first thought but on the flip side if it was 100% poly how does the color change from a wash? The purple issue was common with some black inks years back, people would call it egg plant like but if the ink was off it should have pressed purple from the start not just after a wash. The only thing that makes sense would be the possibility the original poster did not notice the tint to purple before washing?

This is a good one - interested how it falls.
 
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Default Re: Black Sub Print Fades to Purple after washing

Something is nor right with this issue.
 
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Default Re: Black Sub Print Fades to Purple after washing

Check the temperature of your heat press platen with a temperature gun. If the temperature is UK, then I'd say the problem is most likely a bad batch of ink. It does happen.
 
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Default Re: Black Sub Print Fades to Purple after washing

Use RIP software
 
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Default Re: Black Sub Print Fades to Purple after washing

How old is the ink?
When ink gets old it can do some odd things.
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