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Old May 2nd, 2013 May 2, 2013 10:00:30 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default HELP! ink isn't setting on shirt

I'm new to screen printing I used white shirts with red ink and they came out great but I started screen printing black shirts I first used white ink then wanted to use red after but the white looks really dull I need help ASAP. Tha ks for the help.
Im use nazdar water base ink
 
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Default HELP! ink isn't setting on shirt

Often when doing white ink on a dark garment you need to do more than one "coat".

This is known as print/flash/print.

Print. Then partially cure and print again.
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All the videos i be seen the white does show on the printed shirt but in my case the paint on the shirt looks like a charcoal gray
 
 
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Default HELP! ink isn't setting on shirt

Correct. First print looks gray. Then flash cure and print a second time.

Google white ink on black shirt.
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Default Re: HELP! ink isn't setting on shirt

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Correct. First print looks gray. Then flash cure and print a second time.

Google white ink on black shirt.
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