Printing Problems / Banding / White spots / Grainy Images - T-Shirt Forums
 

Hi, Unregistered. | Today's Posts

T-Shirt Forums
User Name
Password

Register Today For Free!

Forgot Your Password?





Site Navigation








+   T-Shirt Forums > T-Shirt Industry Information > Pad Printing
Discuss the various aspects of pad printing. Equipment, supplies, substrates and more



Printing Problems / Banding / White spots / Grainy Images

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By solz333

 
Share This Thread Thread Tools
Old December 18th, 2013 Dec 18, 2013 9:00:46 AM -   #1 (permalink)
Forum Member
T-Shirt Apprentice

solz333's Avatar
 
You can call me: Meg
Member Since: Dec 2013
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


Unhappy Printing Problems / Banding / White spots / Grainy Images

Hi everyone. I am new to the sublimation business and have had nothing but trouble in trying to get my printer to print correctly. My images have the following problems
1. Lines. Horizontal. Spaced out about 1/8th of inch. Tried printing from different computer with different profile and lines still appeared.

2. White spots. Color chart shows tons of white specks / spots in color blocks. Results in image being extremely pixelated / grainy

3. Smude marks. Primarily visible in black and transfers to substrate as well. Looks like someone rubbed fingers through wet ink before drying.

4. Color mixing. My test images print with blue spots within the yellow color; gray spots on the white color; etc. Colors seem to be blending with one another.

Happy to provide additional info / pics / etc. Desperate for answers. It's been 6 months and I can't get anywhere with this! Any and all help is MUCH appreciated.
heylarry likes this.
 
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old December 18th, 2013 Dec 18, 2013 10:58:09 AM -   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
Certified T-Shirt Junkie


EricDeem's Avatar
 
You can call me: Eric Deem
Member Since: May 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 2,443
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thanks: 363
Thanked 776 Times in 622 Posts


Default Re: Printing Problems / Banding / White spots / Grainy Images

Have you tried to contact the manufacturer of the printer? They are pretty simple machines so I am sure you will be able to resolve the issues quite easily.
 
Old December 18th, 2013 Dec 18, 2013 10:58:38 AM -   #3 (permalink)
Forum Member
T-Shirt Apprentice

heylarry's Avatar
 
You can call me: larry
Member Since: Dec 2013
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


Default Re: Printing Problems / Banding / White spots / Grainy Images

This sounds like a resolution problem to me; Canbe a combination of a lot of things. File resolution too small, printer output resolution too small, printing at a lower quality. Also, are you using a RIP to send the file to the printer? If not this may also be the problem. I would try creating file at 300 DPI and printing at highest resolution possible.
 
 
Old December 18th, 2013 Dec 18, 2013 11:03:41 AM -   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
Certified T-Shirt Junkie


EricDeem's Avatar
 
You can call me: Eric Deem
Member Since: May 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 2,443
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thanks: 363
Thanked 776 Times in 622 Posts


Default Re: Printing Problems / Banding / White spots / Grainy Images

This is the pad printing forum...so the plates should have already been created using a vector file. A pad printer is basically a big ink stamp.

I am thinking the OP might have a DTG printer and have posted this in the wrong section.
 
Old December 18th, 2013 Dec 18, 2013 11:31:53 AM -   #5 (permalink)
Forum Member
T-Shirt Apprentice
Thread Starter

solz333's Avatar
 
You can call me: Meg
Member Since: Dec 2013
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


Default Re: Printing Problems / Banding / White spots / Grainy Images

I've tried everything and have spent weeks on the phone with the manufacturer - no results. I tried 3 different kinds of paper (same results) + using 2 different laptops with different graphics programs - same results + Ricoh tech came onsite to my location and couldn't figure it out or resolve it. Any clue what causes white spots or grainy / pixelated images? I think I have a few different problems to resolve but no one can seem to resolve them and I am running out of troubleshooting options. This is the 3rd printer I've had since purchasing 5 months ago and replacing the printer does not seem to be replacing the problem.
 
Old December 18th, 2013 Dec 18, 2013 12:23:28 PM -   #6 (permalink)
Forum Member
T-Shirt Apprentice
Thread Starter

solz333's Avatar
 
You can call me: Meg
Member Since: Dec 2013
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


Default Re: Printing Problems / Banding / White spots / Grainy Images

Hi there. I'm printing high resolution images off of the manufactures troubleshooting page that lists test images for print. Images are set for 300 res + I've tried lower resolution photos that I've printed at 300 and very high res photos - all the same low quality pixelated results with off colors and lines throughout. Thanks for the feedback tho =)
 
Old December 18th, 2013 Dec 18, 2013 12:29:59 PM -   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
Certified T-Shirt Junkie


EricDeem's Avatar
 
You can call me: Eric Deem
Member Since: May 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 2,443
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thanks: 363
Thanked 776 Times in 622 Posts


Default Re: Printing Problems / Banding / White spots / Grainy Images

What is the exact make and model of the printer you are using? What type of ink? How are you prepping the garments before printing? How old is the printer? How old are the inks? When was the last time it was heavily cleaned?
 
Old December 18th, 2013 Dec 18, 2013 12:44:57 PM -   #8 (permalink)
Forum Member
T-Shirt Apprentice

heylarry's Avatar
 
You can call me: larry
Member Since: Dec 2013
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


Default Re: Printing Problems / Banding / White spots / Grainy Images

I just thought of another issue, this could be an RGB / CMYK issue, make sure the image was built in RGB.
 
Old December 18th, 2013 Dec 18, 2013 1:09:33 PM -   #9 (permalink)
Forum Member
T-Shirt Apprentice
Thread Starter

solz333's Avatar
 
You can call me: Meg
Member Since: Dec 2013
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


Default Re: Printing Problems / Banding / White spots / Grainy Images

Ricoh SG3110dn Using sublijet r ink from sawgrass. Printer is 6 weeks old. Have run 3 head cleanings and flushes over the past week (if that's what you mean by cleaning.).
 
Old December 18th, 2013 Dec 18, 2013 1:11:51 PM -   #10 (permalink)
Forum Member
T-Shirt Apprentice
Thread Starter

solz333's Avatar
 
You can call me: Meg
Member Since: Dec 2013
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


Default Re: Printing Problems / Banding / White spots / Grainy Images

Sg 3110 dn Ricoh printer with sawgrass subli jet ink. It is 6 weeks old and I've run 3 head flushes and 3 head cleanings over the past week (if thats what u mean by cleaning.)
 






This is a discussion about Printing Problems / Banding / White spots / Grainy Images that was posted in the Pad Printing section of the forums.

Quick Reply
Type Your Message Below:
Do NOT Post Self Promotional URLs, Advertisements, Sales Offers or Requests. It is against our Forum Guidelines.
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the T-Shirt Forums, you must first register.


Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Your username must be between 2 and 16 characters and contain only letters and numbers (no special characters like hyphens, *, ', ~, etc)
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

A confirmation email will be sent to this address, so please make sure it is accurate and that your email software is set to allow emails from our domain: t-shirtforums.com (sometimes the confirmation email gets accidently filtered into Yahoo/AOL/Hotmail/Gmail spam folders)
.

You won't be able to post until your email address has been confirmed. We take your privacy very seriously. Feel free to review our Privacy Policy in a new window.
Email Address:
First Name
It's nice to be able to be on a "first name" basis with the people you talk to in a forum. This is a totally optional field; if you like being on a first name basis, please enter your first name below :)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[Brother GT-381] banding problems rico4566 Brother 5 December 3rd, 2013 01:06 PM
[DIY DTG] White outline on images after printing the color over the white tecnaut0 DIY DTG 3 August 9th, 2013 08:25 AM
Spots in my images Pres NeoFlex 6 May 13th, 2013 07:48 AM
Ricoh GX e3300n banding on images JoBug Dye Sublimation 5 December 12th, 2012 08:23 AM
[Fast T-Jet 2] Having problems with banding in my white print passingo Fast T-Jet 4 November 5th, 2011 11:46 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2014 T-ShirtForums.com. All rights reserved.