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I am also working with water based inks. I am currently using Speedball fabric inks on 100% cotton flour sack towels. Allowing them to air dry for up to 48 hours, sometimes longer. Have been using heat press to cure at 350d for 20 sec.Have also tried 325d 30 sec then opening x3. I have not had a design washout at all. However I have been doing a second batch (air dry, cured with heat press) and purposely tried to smudge ink following washing (not yet through dryer) by rubbing with just finger. However no fading/smudging while washed with other clothes including other whites/jeans. Some designs smudge slightly others did not budge. Worried since I have done a large batch for gifts already with this process. Have also been using the "rejected" prints in my kitchen daily without any smudging with regular use. Should I be using a better quality water based ink to prevent this?!