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Problems printing white ink on 100% poly New Balance "fine mesh" shirts

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Default Problems printing white ink on 100% poly New Balance "fine mesh" shirts

I posted this in T shirt printing problems thread to no avail...so I'll try here, too.

I'm having trouble printing on New Balance Tempo Performance T-shirts. I'm using white WM Plastics HO LB ink on royal blue shirts. 110 mesh screens. 1/8" off contact. The ink has been mixed to get it as creamy as possible. It seems very tacky, still, though. It's the only poly ink I've used, so I don't have anything to compare it to. I have some One Stroke Ink on the way. The issue is, on the first pass, not all the ink clears the screen and in some spots, the ink looks "rough" on the shirt. If I make a few dry passes over and over, it seems to smooth the ink out, but there is still ink left in the screen and it's noticeable on the shirt. The ink is in the same pattern as the fine mesh. If I flash and do another pass of white, the ink clears the screen but it is now way too thick and looks a lot worse with "rough" areas over a lot more of the print. Also, this ink seems to "puff up" after curing which makes the print look even worse with two passes. Is this an ink issue? Are the shirts not going to have a "solid" looking print due to the mesh no matter what I do? I've wasted 8 shirts, so far, and they aren't cheap. I tested on a "similar" shirt before starting (it was 100% poly moisture wicking, but no fine mesh) with no issues. I've successfully printed on these types of shirts before only they were white shirts with a 3 color print, no issues...one pass of each color, cure, done. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
 
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Default Re: Problems printing white ink on 100% poly New Balance "fine mesh" shirts

Do you have pictures you can post? If they are 100% polyester mesh shirts, then you might need to give it 3 pulls for the ink to actually print on the shirt the first print. Then you can flash and print the white again, I can only imagine what is happen since there is no picture.

Another thing is if your using mesh polyester shirts/jerseys and the design is simple you could use a 85 mesh screen to lay more ink down
 
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Default Re: Problems printing white ink on 100% poly New Balance "fine mesh" shirts

I have had the same problem with the NB9118 shirt not sticking to 4 different platten adhesives. I finally got a response from New Balance..."New Balance does not recommend applying designs to New Balance apparel as materials used to manufacture our gear will not bond with various pallet adhesives." No other suggestions offered and after 18 years in the industry I never heard that info provided anywhere so I figured I'd share.
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