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two inks curing at different temps?

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I am currently running a two color process, and when running the shirt through the dryer, one ink temp (yellow) is at 325 and the other ink (red) is at 380. The yellow ink still feels wet. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Yes. Different colors will cure at different rates. You should have some way to measure the temperature as accurately as possible. Temperature guns are popular but they don't measure the entire ink deposit all the way through. A donut probe works well. Can be a bit pricey but worth it. Also be conscious of fabric content. Polyesters and blends will migrate dye through the ink layer. Using a poly ink minimizes the migration and they tend to flash and cure at lower temperatures to further lessen it.
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