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Been working on my first screen print order but have ran into some issues. I am printing some martial art uniforms that are of a ribbed material that is flat on the top of the ribs. The first problem was about 10 days after printing them the black of the uniform bled threw. I responded to this by adding more white undercoat which seems to have cured this problem. The logo is red with white outline so I have used the white undercoat as the outline and just added 2 coats of red for the center of lettering and logo. Now the black is not bleeding but during test washing the white is cracking after 4 to 5 washes. I am thinking that I should add the white outline as another screen to balance the ink coats. I have been using a flash dryer for final cure but I am also getting a little buddy conveyor dryer which should help make final cure more consistant. Is there any other ideas that may help as these uniforms are a bit spendy and I am going to stand behind what I sell so this project is a loss but but the learning curve is good and it has opened other doors for t shirts. Thanks for any ideas.