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Old April 23rd, 2019 Apr 23, 2019 10:44:04 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gap between print and cure of discharge

Our dryer is currently down and we’re taking flashed plastisol jobs to a friends place to funnel dry them.

Can I do this with discharge printed tees too or must they be discharged right away? We’ve never had a gap between print and cure of discharge inks before so just wanted to check!

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Default Re: Gap between print and cure of discharge

Nope.
We've been in a similar situation once and found that out the hard way. The activator in the ink needs to hit 350º and stay there for a considerable amount of time for the ink to fully discharge the garment.
Also, the uncured ink will rub-off onto the other shirts created a real mess that can't be cleaned with a spot-remover gun.
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Default Re: Gap between print and cure of discharge

They do not have to be discharged right away; I've done it the next day. That said, as noted in the other comment, the real issue may be in handling the uncured garments. That wasn't an issue for me, as it was a small batch and I just let each shirt sit and air dry, and then cured them the next day.
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