I had some t-shirt samples printed with a screenprinter that uses water-based ink, and although the quality of the fabric was good (semicombed, ringspun 100% cotton), after the first wash i noticed an intense case of fibrillation (see attachment). It was black ink on white t-shirt. Now i'm a designer, not a screenprinter so i am not aware of all the little tricks of the screenprinting art, but what can i ask the printer to check if she did her job right? Is it a curing mistake? Could it be a fault of the t-shirt? Would a smoother t-shirt, jersey or 90% cotton-10% elastan, react better ?
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