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Need Help Printing on thin cotton

Posted on Wed, 8 Nov 2006 at 19:33



I'm having trouble ptinting on 100% cotton bandanas. The material is extemely thin and the ink either won't stay down or pushes through causing build up on the platen depending on amount of pressure applied.
Does anyone have any tips.

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inlineprint says: Talk to your ink supplier and ask for a "low bleed ink" these are used mainly on 50/50 shirts and other thin substrates. If you cant find it give me a call and I will point you to a supplier. posted on: Thu, 11/09/2006 - 4:18pm
schmidty says: Thanks posted on: Thu, 11/09/2006 - 6:07pm
coachie07 says: Hello, I caught your post while cruising through regarding bandana printing. I used to have an account with big foundation that ordered bandanas by the thousands from me. We ended up with a dedicated ...

Hello, I caught your post while cruising through regarding bandana printing. I used to have an account with big foundation that ordered bandanas by the thousands from me. We ended up with a dedicated one color clam shell press with a vacuum platen instead of spray adhesive. The mesh we found worked best was 280/34 and we used Rutland plastisol. I remember dreading it when we had a big run of those things, and thinking how nice it would be to find a company that could print them with a large cylinder press and then cut and sew. Good luck.

posted on: Wed, 03/21/2007 - 7:11pm
Anonymous says: another tip is to use a watered down liquid adhesive on your pallets. in the early days years ago when we started printing bandans, we used mist(wouldn't hold the bandanas down as the auto moves from ...

another tip is to use a watered down liquid adhesive on your pallets. in the early days years ago when we started printing bandans, we used mist(wouldn't hold the bandanas down as the auto moves from station to station) or web spray(which would leave ugly spray marks on the other side)...we waterdown a liquid adhesive that we apply to our 20" pallets and then run the pallets under the flashes then rock and roll...you're knocking out bandanas

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posted on: Fri, 03/30/2007 - 1:44am

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