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Old 1 Week Ago Sep 6, 2019 8:29:30 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Question Curing Issues when underbasing. White specks show when dry

I've Noticed that when i print everything, my printed images are perfect or printed as directed but once i cure it using a heat press, i lose quality. I at times get specks of white that show through. Are the Colors mixing during the cure process??
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Default Re: Curing Issues when underbasing. White specks show when dry

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I've Noticed that when i print everything, my printed images are perfect or printed as directed but once i cure it using a heat press, i lose quality. I at times get specks of white that show through. Are the Colors mixing during the cure process??
The short answer is no the colors are not mixing when you cure it is looking to me like it could be one of a few things. First and the one I think it is mostly from what i could see . It looks like you are getting fibrillation, meaning the pretreat is not laying down the fibers of the shirt. I'm not sure how you are pretreating but to aid in this process, spray your shirt properly then use a paint brush and brush the shirt in one direction (doesn't matter which direction as long as it is all the same) then make sure you press the shirt afterwards to lay everything flat. If that doesn't help for you try a different pretreatment because not all pretreatments are created equal ( I am partial to Firebird pretreat myself but I encourage you to find your own). If it isn't that make sure you are wiping your platen top (if you use the teflon covering). or if you are using silicone sheets or kraft paper make sure you are changing them after a few uses.
You will always lose some vibrency when you heatpress to get a more vibrant print you need to use a tunnel dryer.
 






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