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Old November 21st, 2013 Nov 21, 2013 12:19:52 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Effectively Using Clear Base?

I'm trying to print red (wb) ink onto black t shirts, I'm using the ryonet clear base under the red. I've tried it with no base, and just the ink. Honestly there doesn't seem to be much of a difference at all. The clear base does not seem to be doing anything for me, and I'm going over the shirt several times to get the red to cover the black shirt, and it just looks bad.

Is there a secret to using clear base that I'm missing?
 
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Default Re: Effectively Using Clear Base?

Clear base is for light garment, it is so transparent that is normal you will never get a decent red on dark.

Just underbase or use opaque colors or discharge.
 
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Clear base is for light garment, it is so transparent that is normal you will never get a decent red on dark.

Just underbase or use opaque colors or discharge.
Can you clarify what you mean by underbase? I was under the impression a clear base was the same thing as an underbase?

I thought about doing a single coat of white ink, and then doing red over it, is that a terrible idea?
 
 
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Default Re: Effectively Using Clear Base?

clear base are for white and light colored fabrics. You use it to make your colors by adding pigment in it.

Yes print opaque white on dark, then flash, then red, maybe you will ned P/F/P white.

Or you can use tint discharge base with red pigment if the garment discharge well, one print, then in the dryer.
Or use an opaque red.
 
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Default Re: Effectively Using Clear Base?

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clear base are for white and light colored fabrics. You use it to make your colors by adding pigment in it.

Yes print opaque white on dark, then flash, then red, maybe you will ned P/F/P white.

Or you can use tint discharge base with red pigment if the garment discharge well, one print, then in the dryer.
Or use an opaque red.
Ah, apparently I bought the wrong product then, I didn't realize base clear was for mixing with pigment and light garments only. I thought of it as, sort of a primer, used for coverage.

I will give the opaque white/flash/red a try. Hopefully I can get adequate coverage that way. Thank you!
 






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