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Okay I am having a heck of a time trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong. When printing with my DTG on dark shirts, I get a hairy residue after the white ink underlay, and when i cure the ink the white hairs pop through the colors. Now this only happens with darks, when I use black shirts I don't have this problem. Now I was told that it's the pretreating the fabric, so why doesn't it happen with black shirts.
 

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One thing I have found to help is to re-press with no sheet after initial drying! What this does is push the fibers down and no sheet to remove pulling the fibers back up after slightly cooling!
 

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Hi,

Since you said the problem only occurs when printing on dark shirts not black shirts, it may also be the dark shirts you are using. Are they a different brand of quality form the black shirts you are printing on?

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Okay I Pretreatment process... temp 330 for 15 secs max pressure. Parchment paper doesn't stick. Tried different types of shirts to include the same brand shirts I use for blacks. I have tried heavy pretreatment, which I know will be fine but will crack once the customer washes a few times. I pretreated a navy blue shirt ( which is to one that is giving me most of the problems) a few days ago and today I decided to put more pretreatment on it just to see, and two printed fine and two didn't, same hairy look to the ink. Thanks for all your help. I will keep trying and let you all know if I find out what the problem is.

Kenny
 
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