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Default Re: Getting BETTER Prints from my NeoFlex DTG Printer

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Originally Posted by treefox2118
Resurrecting a very old thread for a follow up by those involved or new folks.

Does this situation still happen? Anyone try comparing with IA pretreat over DuPont?
I don't use Image Armour so I can't comment on that aspect.

With regards to your other point I believe it depends on several factors, the main one being the amount of time the white has to dry before the CMYK is printed. This can vary of course depending on the print profile being used (Hi-Res or Lo-Res) and the size of the print. On large prints the white ink has longer to dry than on small prints.

I remember when I went to see a demo of the DTG K3 One-Pass-Fast. The white ink and the CMYK were printed in the same pass. It looked good on specially selected images BUT, there was a trade off with most type of images in that vivid bold colours turned out like pastel colours!! This was due to the white (not quite dry) mixing with the CMYK.

I do believe all DTG printers that lay the white at the same time or in the same pass suffer from this issue - call it what you will, One Pass Fast or Inline Printing, the outcome is compromised on most artwork. This is of course my opinion

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Originally Posted by treefox2118
Resurrecting a very old thread for a follow up by those involved or new folks.

I assume if I have 4 shirts to print, it would be better to do 2 at a time rather than 3+1 if this is still a concern for brightness and quality?
Based on my comments above, maybe
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