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Okay, we just got our DTG from Mesa and we are very excited!! all of our test prints came out great. We pretreated our dark shirts since we would be printing a white under lay first. no problems. Now, we are in on our first order. White shirt with a pig pink skin. we printed the customer's logo and they thought that it was to subdued. We reprinted a shirt first pretreating and then heat setting then printed the logo then heat set the print. Now there is a big yellow block on the shirt. we are attempting to wash the shirts to see if this comes out. We have searched the forums for answers and it looks like we need to put less pretreatment and lower heat. Very frustrating, the first shirt that we did this way there was no yellow box now after 32 shirts and getting ready to do the front logo yellow box. Please any advice would be great. By the way we are using Hanes white t shirts
 

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We had a similar issue, our white tees were scorching when we pressed them and we would get a big yellow mark around the print. It is probably an issue with the temperature of your heat press. Even our brand new heat press is 20 degrees C out, it's a pretty common problem. You can buy thermometers which test the temp by holding them near the plates of your press, it's quite possible you'll find that your heat press is actually hotter than the display says it is.
 

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By the way we are using Hanes white t shirts
Re-reading this and aside from the pretreatment issue, another user on these forums had a similar problem with scorching and it is specific to Hanes white t-shirts.

In addition to checking your pretreatment fluids/methods, you might want to experiment with another brand of shirt and see if you get the same issue.
 

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THank you all for the help. It seems to be a few things the time on the press. The pretreat and the Hanes shirts. For the heat press we lowered the temp and press in incraments for the pretreat we are going to test some out with a deluted pretreat and we are trying differet brands. But we will do this systematically in order to localize the problem. Again thank you guys for the assistance. We will keep you all posted on our progress. semper fi
 
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