But why is the rolling bad ? the new Epson pretreatment is as thin as water? can you add to much ? if you spray it on will you not roll in the end anyway or ?
If you do not have a well ventilated area for spraying, rolling would be better so as to not create airborne particulates. The problem with rolling is it's time consuming. Spraying is much quicker and I believe helps aid you in using less pretreat, but you are limited on the physical location you can set up to spray.But why is the rolling bad ? the new Epson pretreatment is as thin as water? can you add to much ? if you spray it on will you not roll in the end anyway or ?
Yes the pretreat is thin but even when you put thin paint on a roller and then try to paint a wall, you can see how blotchy it is until you put more pressure and several more coats on. Do a dozen shirts and no 2 will be the same. I was bound and determined also to use a roller as suggested by epson. Fortunately I got the chance to see auto units at the ISS show and the EZ Speedtreator convinced me to not treat this as a hobby but a business. IMHOBut why is the rolling bad ? the new Epson pretreatment is as thin as water? can you add to much ? if you spray it on will you not roll in the end anyway or ?
Yes, thanks again harry for getting a technician to help me with the Speedtreater earlier. The thing is amazingly simple to use.
I did some prints on a few tank tops (next level 100% ringspun cotton) and there were fibers sticking up (at setting speed #50). I am still testing out different settings on the machine itself, but I set the Speedtreater to #30-#35 and the outcome was much better (i brushed it down after pretreat as well just to be sure).
will post up some pictures later when i get a chance. Thanks
What they mean is that the paper should come right off without it sticking to the shirt. If you feel like your peeling the paper off the shirt, like you would a sticker, then the fibers would stick right back up and not stay flat causing fibrillation.Sorry I don't understand the last two posts, what do you mean with the paper comes off clean ? do you mean you press after the pretreatment and the paper should be dry or ? I am a little confused, but I want to take all the advice I can get