Hi there, I'm looking for the key to getting top notch looking white ink prints. I feel I'm right on the cusp, but I can't quite reproduce the quality I saw from the trade show samples I had made and what I made during my training. Basically, the issue is this: the prints come out nice and bright, no real holes in the printing, but it just doesn't have that thicker smoother finish. Photo 1 shows a print I just did today and Photo 2 is a print I did during my training. Here are the settings I used for the shirt in Photo 1:
- Cotton Heritage ringspun 100% cotton t-shirt
- Direct Ink Dark Garment Pretreatment
- Underbase set to 2880x720 (no color layer)
- Heat press w/ silicone-coated curing sheet
- Pressure 0 (just a bit less than 1)
- 90 seconds x 2
At first I just thought it was from printing on Alstyle open end cotton shirts but I've tried Spectra ringspun tees, Cotton Heritage tanks, etc. Needless to say, it's not the shirts.
I've also played around with different print resolutions, printing just the underbase, letting it sit before heat pressing, hovering the heat press with no sheet, etc. Any tips would be super helpful!
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