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Old February 7th, 2017 Feb 7, 2017 2:05:26 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Question Post Printing Treatment

Since it seems that pre-treatment generally leaves the shirt a little stiff and starchy, is there any recommendation for prepping the shirt to go into a retail environment? Obviously washing wouldn't be kosher but what about steaming?

Or am I just using too much pre-treatment?
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Since it seems that pre-treatment generally leaves the shirt a little stiff and starchy, is there any recommendation for prepping the shirt to go into a retail environment? Obviously washing wouldn't be kosher but what about steaming?

Or am I just using too much pre-treatment?


You can use a steamer.

However, you should check your pretreating method and amount because your prints with the F2000 should feel fairly soft.

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You can use a steamer.

However, you should check your pretreating method and amount because your prints with the F2000 should feel fairly soft.

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Ya, that's what I'm hearing I'm going to try the Epson pre-treat. I've been told it does well, thinning it out a little bit.
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Ya, that's what I'm hearing I'm going to try the Epson pre-treat. I've been told it does well, thinning it out a little bit.


The Epson pretreatment gives you a very soft hand. As you noted, being a concentrate, you can dilute it to your needs. The standard mix is 1 to 1, concentrate to water.

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The Epson pretreatment gives you a very soft hand. As you noted, being a concentrate, you can dilute it to your needs. The standard mix is 1 to 1, concentrate to water.

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Someone mentioned mixing it 1 to 3 or even 1 to 4 for a soft hand. What would you recommend? Any particular mixture for blends vs cotton?

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just put some distilled water in in hand sprayer and spray the pretreat box while the shirt is still hot. normally its dry in a couple of hours and removes the marks. cheap and fast
 
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Default Re: Post Printing Treatment

Hello yes the starchy part concerns me a lot I just bought a Epson F2000 and my color are not so vivid and the starchy after effect I don't like .

I am doing all types of laboratory test (LOL) and test bench different shirts types and different pre-treadments to learn and my options

RTP pre-treaded shirts anyone have a opinion ?

also I am editing my images with exaggerated the colors but even do the print is better , I am not achieving the standard that I see on the samples of other machines
 






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