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Old June 29th, 2018 Jun 29, 2018 7:22:06 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Trouble Printing Color on Black Shirts

Hello, so for a little bit of an introduction I am printing everything myself and I only have a one color printing station. I tried to print red onto a black shirt but I noticed no matter how much ink I printed it would simply just soak right into the shirt and the design would only faintly show. I am using water based inks to print my shirts. However, since I have a one color printing station it is nearly impossible to do a white under base. I really need some help and would appreciate any feedback as I am in a hurry to get orders done. Thank you
 
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Old June 29th, 2018 Jun 29, 2018 7:25:13 AM -   #2 (permalink)
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You've answered your own question, you have a one colour press and need to do a two colour setup of underbase and red.
 
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If you print on cotton, then discharge additive is the easiest option.
 
 
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You could try an opaque ink like Permaset Supercover. The red won't pop like it would with a white underbase but it will show.
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Default Re: Trouble Printing Color on Black Shirts

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You've answered your own question, you have a one colour press and need to do a two colour setup of underbase and red.
So essentially the only way to do this is if I was to create a white under base before printing?
 
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Default Re: Trouble Printing Color on Black Shirts

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So essentially the only way to do this is if I was to create a white under base before printing?

You were just given 2 alternatives to a white underbase. Did you read all posts?
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Default Re: Trouble Printing Color on Black Shirts

use one strokes colormax true red. hit-flash-hit and it will cover fine.
 






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