Many successful printers only use a flash to fully cure shirts. That's all I use too.then what would you recommend curing the shirt with if not the flash dryer? I'm not really going to have enough for the conveyor dryer for another year so I figured the flash could do both.
I usually leave the shirt to dry for as long as it takes to pass the stretch test which is usually about 45 seconds to a minute. I was afraid I was going to have to buy a dehumidifier with living in NJ by the shore, I might have to if the problem doesn't get resolved.
and if you have the numbers, what is the recommended height above the shirt for the flash dryer?
definitely do not cure on the pallet. It's bad for the pallet, bad for the next shirt, and slows down your production considerably.but I am correct in saying that I shouldn't cure/dry on the pallet, so that if it get too hot the ink may cure on the frame of the next shirt I try and do. Right?
Curing requires temperatures of 320 degrees. Even industrial dryers don't get that hot.Great thread!
I'm trying to confirm or deny something I read elsewhere: that it's possible to flash dry your shirts, flip them inside-out, and then cure them in an industrial dryer