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Any tips to print Gildan Performance Polyester shirts

 
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Old July 12th, 2016 Jul 12, 2016 6:57:40 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Any tips to print Gildan Performance Polyester shirts

Is there anything I need to know about printing on this kind of shirt? It's a grey shirt with red and silver ink. Do I need to do anything different since it's polyester?

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Default Re: Any tips to print Gildan Performance Polyester shirts

Using low-bleed polyester ink?
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Default Re: Any tips to print Gildan Performance Polyester shirts

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Using low-bleed polyester ink?
This or underbase with a dye blocking ink/agent. Usually a gray or clear base.

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Default Re: Any tips to print Gildan Performance Polyester shirts

Use inks designed for poly or use underbase, as stated above. Cure at 290 instead of 325.
 
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Default Re: Any tips to print Gildan Performance Polyester shirts

And maybe some warp drive so you can fully cure at those lower temps.
Do a search on here and YouTube and you will find out everything you need to know
Good luck and post your progress!!!
 
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Default Re: Any tips to print Gildan Performance Polyester shirts

The poly ink we use cures at 290. If we are printing white on a colored garment, higher temps make them bleed through the ink. We even keep a guy at the end of the dryer to lay them out on a table until they cool so they don't fall in the basket or get stacked on top of each other while they're still hot.
 






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