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Default Re: Discharge Ink fading after wash

When the pigment load is high, as with RED 186C, you might need to use a binder. It's almost like a watered down glue. I use Magna Colours I get through Nazdar. Their formulas add it when needed. Seems to help a lot with color fastness. Also, switching to a gas dryer helped us a great deal. you really need good airflow and descent dwell to cure and fully discharge the dyes from the cotton.

I have also used some CCI water based and discharge inks. They have a new premixed red that works really well (have not wash tested). They also have a line of florescent that work well.

Both companies have a computer based formula system. Again, I get mine through Nazdar.