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Hello, I've attached a couple of pictures (hope they aren't too blury) to see if someone can tell me what we are doing wrong. If you look at the paw print, it it leaving spots. It's almost like the ink is being pulled up onto the screen in some places. Too much ink? to little? i'm at a lose and would definitely appreciate any input.

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Robin
 

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Hi Robbin,i have had this same issue before..it can be one of several things..is your is your flash dryer wide enough for for the under base..? looks like that spot was not dried so under base was still wet. if it's still wet / tacky it will stick to you next screen and lift. and if that is not the issue did you clear your under base screen if you did not clear all the ink with each stroke you will have dry spots. Or it could be that you have dried ink clumps in your white and when you printed they got pushed into the mesh and clogged your print area.
 

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could also be off contact height. Your screen should be about the thickness of 2 - 3 CD off the item your printing. The insures that the screen pulls away from the print as the squeege passes by. If your off contact is too small (too low) then the screen can stick ... or swim around in your wet print. When you lift the screen it can pull the ink up and cause this type of issue.
 

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Thanks so much for the reply. I think it just might be a combination of these things. I hate not knowing what I'm doing. We are definitely learning the "trial by error" way.

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Robin, may i suggest that when you print this or something similar before you lift the screen let it sit for a second and look through it and see if the screen came up away from the print and if it's still stuck to the shirt/print it will be your off contact.just rasie it a little bit and that should solve your issue.
 

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Robin, may i suggest that when you print this or something similar before you lift the screen let it sit for a second and look through it and see if the screen came up away from the print and if it's still stuck to the shirt/print it will be your off contact.just rasie it a little bit and that should solve your issue.
Never thought about that. Great advice!
 
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