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Default Re: Discharge Ink fading after wash

Originally Posted by elusiveprint
Hello, I have been printing with discharge a lot lately and I have noticed some bright colors are fading out after 1 wash. Typically its bright red, greens, yellows, etc. I have not noticed the problem with grey, white or any pastel or neutral colors. The bright color will go from a super vibrant print to a dulled down almost pastelist version. The ink does not wash away, it retains full cover and detail, just dulls down. Am I using too little discharge activator? Not enough cure time? Both?

I cure at 360-390 for about 60 seconds. The prints are fully discharged when they come out of the dyer and look great, until washed.

What am I doing wrong here? I used to have the same problem with waterbed but I determined I was not evaporating all the water and on ink heavy prints I have to run them back through the dyer a second time to full cure them.


We looking for discharge ink for direct to garment printer help me please.