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I printed directly on a 65% poly shirt... (shirt color was melon/coral)

No pretreat was applied
Ink was cured for 30 sec in hover and 60 sec light pressure @ 345

After going through the washer everything looks great...

Is this normal or should I expect degradation of the print over time?



Chances are you will see an ink degradation over several more washes. Also are you washing it in cold water or warm?

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Third wash and no change so far. Blank is a Gildan Soft-style (ladies cut).

I did notice prior to the first wash a little glitter effect (very sporadic) in the ink. This has since disappeared. The image was printed in 720 - double pass.

I shan't be printing anymore like this without using the poly pretreat of course. I was just toying around with the machine and some spare blanks that were laying around.
 

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Third wash and no change so far. Blank is a Gildan Soft-style (ladies cut).

I did notice prior to the first wash a little glitter effect (very sporadic) in the ink. This has since disappeared. The image was printed in 720 - double pass.

I shan't be printing anymore like this without using the poly pretreat of course. I was just toying around with the machine and some spare blanks that were laying around.
Great! I've printed on some 50/50 with surprising results and without pretreat. The majority do need it and I think I would continue using it for my own peace of mind!

(Small side note), how are your new AHD and firmware chips working for you?
 

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Absolutely fantastic. Installation took under an hour (I went slowly... double & triple checking everything).

Turned the machine back on... zero issues!

I must say, the craftsmanship/attention to detail on the inside of the Mod1 really impressed me (cable ties, attach points... the small things)
 

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Absolutely fantastic. Installation took under an hour (I went slowly... double & triple checking everything).

Turned the machine back on... zero issues!

I must say, the craftsmanship/attention to detail on the inside of the Mod1 really impressed me (cable ties, attach points... the small things)
Nick,

Glad the install went smoothly.
After you print for a while please let us know how the new advanced auto height detection upgrades are working for you?

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So far it has been a seamless transition. I'm printing on shirts for the most part so I have been using the "wide" setting. I also tried the narrower setting on some cold press water color paper.

Prior to this, I had ruined a couple of shirts when I forgot to adjust my height after changing out from my DIY pocket platen (having the extra height between the substrate and head really killed the crispness of the image).
 
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