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July 18th, 2018 07:46 AM
TABOB
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

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Originally Posted by KMack
Okay, voices of wisdom, its mid-year 2018. I'm moving into the DTG world. What is the status of the ability to print on 100% polyester? What pretreatments and/or processes is anyone using to achieve vibrant prints that don't fade on poly? So is DTG ready for prime time?

I don't print normal DTG, but I had a look at it out of curiosity. Apparently DTG is only possible on white and light Polyester https://www.garmentprinterink.com/sh...treatment.html
July 17th, 2018 10:35 PM
KMack
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

Okay, voices of wisdom, its mid-year 2018. I'm moving into the DTG world. What is the status of the ability to print on 100% polyester? What pretreatments and/or processes is anyone using to achieve vibrant prints that don't fade on poly? So is DTG ready for prime time?
December 15th, 2017 06:02 PM
ATVLegacy
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

Do you use their dark poly pretreatment? Many people mention using that or Armor’s and then a regular cotton pretreatment to get results on poly. What’s your process?

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Originally Posted by mikekaly
Quote:
Originally Posted by clearmountain
We print with the Epson F2000 on Poly.
I use Gamut plus inks to print on 100% polyester shirts and anything else in-between and my Prints are always vibrant. There is also no change in print quality even when I change from one blend to another. Can't complain about the wash longevity either. None of my clients has come back complaining since I started using Gamut.
November 10th, 2017 09:59 PM
mikekaly
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

Quote:
Originally Posted by clearmountain
We print with the Epson F2000 on Poly.
I use Gamut plus inks to print on 100% polyester shirts and anything else in-between and my Prints are always vibrant. There is also no change in print quality even when I change from one blend to another. Can't complain about the wash longevity either. None of my clients has come back complaining since I started using Gamut.
September 27th, 2017 03:53 AM
equipmentzone
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaotte
So is the Image Armor Light pretreatment specifically for polyester? Is it also compatible with the "other" companies inks for DTG. ie Epson, anajet etc? What is the process for pretreatment? I read somewhere that someone was pretreating with a poly pretreat and then after drying using a regular pretreat before printing. I know stuff has to have come a long way since some of these threads were running but I would definitely love to know more about other options of pretreatments. I am a newbie of course.

The Image Armor Light Pretreatment can be used for white ink prints on light color 100% and 50/50 garments. It also works great for 100% polyester white or light color shirts with CMYK prints.

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September 26th, 2017 05:36 AM
clearmountain
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

We print with the Epson F2000 on Poly.
April 13th, 2017 09:17 AM
kaotte
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

So is the Image Armor Light pretreatment specifically for polyester? Is it also compatible with the "other" companies inks for DTG. ie Epson, anajet etc? What is the process for pretreatment? I read somewhere that someone was pretreating with a poly pretreat and then after drying using a regular pretreat before printing. I know stuff has to have come a long way since some of these threads were running but I would definitely love to know more about other options of pretreatments. I am a newbie of course.
April 10th, 2017 11:37 AM
smartwear
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

Will this work with the Epson F2000 inks?
April 10th, 2017 11:00 AM
kaotte
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

I was wondering if this topic had been updated at all. I am a newbie to DTG and was wondering the same as I have a client wanting printing done on multiple colors of 100% poly shirts for "fishing shirts" I just ordered the poly pretreat and I have the other pretreat as well. Any pointers of how to accomplish a great pretreat for this to stick?
March 9th, 2017 10:05 AM
BigFrog040
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

The only way the we have found to print on darker garments that are 100%poly is to use poly pretreat and dtg-w pretreat. use the polly first. If you are only printing on a light 100% poly shirt just use poly tretreat first and it will not fade using DTG
August 11th, 2016 11:50 AM
fdlg2190
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

Relatively new to this, and looking to get into polyester performance wear due to customer demand. I know dtg has always struggled with white ink on poly, but has any advancement been made? We've been printing on 50/50s for a while and some tri-blends but more and more requests for dark polyester with moisture wicking and such. Is there any chance of this happening, or should I look into another process?
July 2nd, 2014 04:13 AM
FIREBIRDken
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

We have a new product on the horizon and will include testing on dry-fit poly and 50/50's and other similar products and hopefully post results shortly.
The real key is to test in common environment conditions using standard heat press and parchment paper and not just perfect world scenarios with convection tunnel dryers.
Will keep you posted
July 1st, 2014 10:44 AM
EricDeem
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

50/50's are not that big of an issue depending on the brand. I have printed some amazing shirts on American Apparel 50/50.

We need white ink for 100% poly to be possible...that is the biggest hurdle it seems at the moment.

-New Balance
-Nike
-Asics
-Under Armor
-Zorrel
July 1st, 2014 08:54 AM
FIREBIRDken
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

I recently spoke to someone using FB ink that was getting fantastic results on White and black New Balance 7000.
Any one else try these with DTG?
January 28th, 2014 05:52 AM
bakedts
Re: If you could print DTG to a polyester/synthetic shirt, which ones would you use?

We get a lot of requests to print on 100% poly wicking and compression shirts. Brands like Nike and Under armor. Currently we only use vinyl / stretch vinyl for these items (or sublimation if it is a white shirt).
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