Mythbusting – Flash Away

I’ve read quite a things about not over flashing, that if you cure the ink instead of making it just gel that it will wash off. Honestly, I can’t say that I have ever seen it, have you? I think the proof is that our test prints overprint previous designs all the time and when we wash a test print like that it is always fine.

If you over flash you may waste time, you may waste electricity, but from what I have seen in my shop you will not cause ink to wash off.

Here are just a couple of hundreds of examples I could display.

 

This shirt was so over-flashed in error that it got severely scorched. We then washed the shirt and the ink did not wash off at all.

This shirt was so over-flashed in error that it got severely scorched. We then washed the shirt and the ink did not wash off at all. That more than shows that over flashing will not cause the print over it to come off.

Not a great photo, but you can see that the E is printed over another fully cured design and yet when washed, the ink does not come off.

Not a great photo, but you can see that the E is printed over another fully cured design and yet when washed, the ink does not come off.

And the S is printed over a previously printed design, and yet the ink does adheres well. It is a myth that cured ink cannot have ink printed over it. That's why in our shop we don't worry about over flashing.

Sorry, another bad photo but you can see that the S is printed over a previously printed design, and yet the ink does adheres well. It appears to be a myth that cured ink cannot have ink printed over it successfully. That’s why in our shop we don’t worry about over flashing.

 

 

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