Your problem is obvious you are using dye ink. For good wash results you need pigments ink as dye inks bleed and fade in the wash.Hi,
I am having an Issue with the jetpro soft stretch transfer paper. I am using white gildan heavy cotton t shirts.I press them at 190 for 30 seconds and than repress for 7 second using a telfon sheet as instructed. The results are very good and the image transferred is clear. However when I put it through the wash on a low setting and let it dry the transfer image background goes all light blue.
I have tried washing it without washing power and still get this light blue background on the transfer. I have read online and thought this may be because not enough pressure is being applied. So I adjusted the heat press were it is very hard to close making sure there is enough pressure but I'm still facing this problem after wash with the transfer background turning blue?
I have tried turning the heat up to 200 and pressing at 35 seconds but still having the same issue
I also have printed on dark black t shirts using the opaque transfers and have not had a problem with any colors fading or bleeding so i'm quite confused on what to do?
I am Using Epson 1500w with original owl inks which are dye based.
The heat press I am using is HP3804
Any idea what could be the problem or what I could be doing wrong? has this ever happened to you? I urgently look forward to your replies. Thank You
The opaque paper might be handling the dye inks better, but likely you are using cold water wash for the black t-shirt since the black t-shirt itself needs a cold wash to keep the black color from fading out.
Dye inks will can still fade and bleed out even in cold wash just that warmer water makes the fade and bleed happen easier.