Good to hear your tests were successful!
Why bother printing a transfer and have a second printer inked up when you can use the same ink in one printer for cotton & polyester by using a simple pre treatment !!!!We ordered some of the new white-shirt polyester pre-treat fluid from American Screen Supply, which I believe comes from the UK.
The results: Really good.
Because Sublimation iS Cheap, Easy, Zero hand feel,Why bother printing a transfer and have a second printer inked up when you can use the same ink in one printer for cotton & polyester by using a simple pre treatment !!!!
I agree. If printing on 100% poly our Ricohs are fast and print brilliantly.Because Sublimation iS Cheap, Easy, Zero hand feel,
We use Richo and it can sit idles for weeks.. we have had 2 years and Never had an issue and use it for awards, mouse pads, Authentic Brand white tee's from Sanmar.. and the quality is wow.
You can not fee the Dye transfer.. it is dye.
we have a brother and it works great on poly shirts with the viper venom, have shirts that are at least 3 years old probably older and they still look great. we use the brother instead of the ricoh only because we can only go 8.5x 14 and we can go 14x16 on the brother
You mean Brother DTG printing on Poly shirts ??
and it doesn't wash off ?
Not when you use the viper venom, we spray that on and dry it and then print, have been doing it for quite sometime and several shirts for myself that are at least 3 years old and still look great
I get my new brother gt-381 next tuesday. Including pre-treat.
1. is the included pre-treat also suitable for poly?
2. if not. is the pre-treat you talk about here for poly and cotton. or just for poly.
Thx in advance
For those who may be trying to print on polyester fabric using a DTG printer, I thought you might be interested in some initial testing we have done recently.
We ordered some of the new white-shirt polyester pre-treat fluid from American Screen Supply, which I believe comes from the UK.
The results: Really good.
- We used a 100% polyester white shirt (from Sanmar, their own "Authentic" brand)
- We used standard Dupont CMYK ink in our BlazerPro printer
- Pre-treat spray was done the same way we spray normal cotton pre-treat.
- Printing was done with a single pass of color. Two-pass didn't seem to make much difference.
- Heat pressing used the same time/temperature as for white cotton shirts
- The image really popped ... excellent quality and detail.
- After five wash tests there was no degradation of the image at all (standard machine wash, nothing special).
So far we are quite impressed with the results, although we will be doing additional testing as time permits ... we're kinda busy these days.