Soft Shirts in Soft ColorsSome: Comfort Colors, SanMar, and Hanes Coastal Colors

At ISS Long Beach in January Tom and I did some seminars in the SanMar classroom on printing on Garment Dyed shirts. A few of our words of advice: use good platen adhesive to promote good registration, and re-apply more often than usual. At my shop we mostly use Albatross Brush Tac and then some Albatross spray when necessary. test your garment for whether it will discharge, which
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What is a Good Shirt to Print On?

We often get requests to analyze shirts for manufacturers. I can tell you that some folks like Hanes and SanMar actually do care about you printers out there and try to make sure their products can be decorated. They don’t always fully succeed but they are definitely trying hard and often with great results. Other clueless manufacturers seem to just put out fabrics that may
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Mis-print Monday – A Sticky Subject, Platen Adhesive

I can’t show it, but we warped a print last week and have to set up the job again today to print one piece for a good customer that has to have this small order perfect. We put too much adhesive on the platen and warped the print when we yanked it off the press. Those of you out there that have never had that happen?
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