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Old August 1st, 2007 Aug 1, 2007 11:31:49 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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i actually use dye inks, at first i had bleeding problems but it seems like i've figured it out and i haven't had any bleeding problems since. i'm probably going to switch over to pigment inks anyways but my question is how much fading do the rest of u have after the first wash if any at all?
 
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i actually use dye inks, at first i had bleeding problems but it seems like i've figured it out and i haven't had any bleeding problems since. i'm probably going to switch over to pigment inks anyways but my question is how much fading do the rest of u have after the first wash if any at all?
I haven't had a problem with the Epson Durabrite inks. I made my daughter a shirt around six months ago and it still looks pretty nice. She's 7 so you know she gets it dirty and we wash it a lot.
 
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I haven't had a problem with the Epson Durabrite inks. I made my daughter a shirt around six months ago and it still looks pretty nice. She's 7 so you know she gets it dirty and we wash it a lot.
thats cool. when u say ''...pretty nice.'' u mean it does have some fading though? i can't use durabrite ink, i think my only option would be the ultrachrome inks. i have a pro 4800
 
 
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thats cool. when u say ''...pretty nice.'' u mean it does have some fading though? i can't use durabrite ink, i think my only option would be the ultrachrome inks. i have a pro 4800
I think naturally, there will be some fading but not much. Like I said, this shirt has been abused for six months for cheer practices, playtime outside, etc. It gets washed more than a normal shirt would probably get washed. I'm not familiar with ultrachrome inks. Are they dye or pigment?
 
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Default Re: fading from print to first wash

its pigment. thats the only one i can find for the epson 4800. i've only found one other person on here that has used that ink and that person likes it.
 
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Default Re: fading from print to first wash

If you search for ironall pics, you'll see a few photos of inkjet printed transfers before and after the wash.

The epson c88 comes with pigment inks (durabrite OEM Epson inks) right in the box.
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i haven't seen durabrite inks for the epson 4800.
 
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Default Re: fading from print to first wash

I have a problem with a few shirts that faded after the first wash and another six that the customer left in their vehicle and tell me that the ink is melting and smearing on the rest of the shirt. I have a DTG Kiosk and am just getting started. Just trying to figure out how to put out a good quality shirt and eliminate returns as much as possible.
 






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