Misprint Monday– Printing on Polyester

Any experienced printer will have at some time used the wrong ink, or printed on a fabric that perhaps caught one by surprise. It is a sickening feeling to see your beautiful bright white print slowly turning pink with nothing to be done about it. Dye migration is a terrible thing. Today’s Misprint Monday print luckily caused no problems, and I still wear the shirt
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Impresión sobre Poliéster

Parte 1 Ok , usted tiene una camisa que es en parte o totalmente de poliéster , ¿qué hace? Veo demasiadas impresoras “P&P”,  lo que yo llamo ” print and pray” (imprime y reza) y no importa de si se es religioso o no, yo rezaría durante el proceso de impresión. Necesitas un poco de ciencia y aquí está . Puede probar el tejido y así tendrá idea de cuáles son
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Printing on Poly – Part 3

As outlined in the earlier posts, you can heat up the polyester garment in question with a heat press and a drop of plasticizer will cause some dye to transfer to a piece of white jersey. Pretty much all fabric will transfer some of the dye, but it is a matter of degree. The more testing you do, the better idea you will have of what
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TBT – Roses are still red… Color traps.

This post from a five years ago still rings true. The other day somebody was talking about “teal” as a color which can be everything from a bright blue to a very green blue. Here’s about colors that can be a trap if you are not careful. We are reminded today of the wonders of the Pantone Matching System. As we deal with each other face
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NOLA Jazz Fest T-Shirt Gallery

Music festivals are a great place to see all kinds of t-shirts. One takeaway from this year’s Jazz Fest is that simple one to three color prints and distressed prints really are what people are wearing now. Practically the only elaborate multi-color prints we saw were the Jazz Fest shirts. And the only people wearing the current year’s Fest shirts were people on staff and working. Any Jazz
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Boost Your Skills With Silicones

Like it or not, the ability to print with silicone ink is going to have to find its place in your tool box. The pros are: it’s super stretchy zero dye migration on polyesters it’s cheaper than an insurance policy when you need to print on a $150 stretchy polyester jacket. The cons are: short pot life expensive works poorly on cotton difficult to use you
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