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Old May 14th, 2011 May 14, 2011 5:13:26 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new to using discharge but finally had some success with printing white.

I'm mixing brite discharge base with 6-10% agent and 6-10% 301 PC yellow. the first trouble start with the mix itself it's a little more thicker and difficult to work with. but mixing it very well seems to alleviate this problem, but i have to keep mixing it during a short period of time...

but the real issue is that it washes out. the ink seems to cake on top of the fabric and very little actual dying of the fabric.

any insight to what could be wrong?
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Old May 17th, 2011 May 17, 2011 10:23:31 AM -   #2 (permalink)
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Please advise which brand you are using. I would recommend contacting the ink manufacturers tech service department. You may be mixing the wrong ratio or the wrong products.

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My first guess is that it is not fully cured. How are you curing?
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I agree with Dan, it sounds like a curing problem.

Also, I would make sure to add your pigment first, mix thoroughly then add your activator based on the total weight of your product.

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Don't use the Bright Discharge base switch to the DSFP discharge base for better washability even thou it looks brighter it's not recommended for color

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