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Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2006 at 9:12



I seem to always have problems with crew and hoodies. White ink we use wilflex bright tiger. It is really thick and tough to work thru 110 mesh screens we use. we dry them at 350 for 30 sec. They seem to wash out, stick to screen, its always something. Do i need different squeeges, dry times, mesh, ink? I have no idea, please help
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Anonymous says: First of all, if you're printing fleece you need to adjust off contact to compensate for the additional loft of the fabric from going to a thin T-shirt to a thick hooded sweatshirt. the off contact between ...

First of all, if you're printing fleece you need to adjust off contact to compensate for the additional loft of the fabric from going to a thin T-shirt to a thick hooded sweatshirt. the off contact between these 2 are way different...raise your off contact for cleaner prints. also, don't smash more pressure thinking you'll lay more ink..sometimes less pressure will drive more ink through a screen and also adjust your squegee angle to lay more ink down.

110 mesh is fine for the UB...that's what we use all the time. your white ink is fine also.

IF you have prints being washed out...yikes! you're not curing the prints...even though you may have a 350 reading for 30+ seconds doesn't mean that you're getting a full cure on the ink. remember, fleece will absorb more heat from your dryer's chamber than a typical tee...you should be doing "crock" tests...when you have a garment coming down the end of the belt, with both hands on each side of the print, tug on it abruptly and hard...if it cracks and crocks...it's not curing. no print should crack if cured properly unless it's on a difficult fabric like lycra or rib fabric.

good luck 8)

posted on: Fri, 03/30/2007 - 2:28am
jr_sanford says: We here at NW Awards use QCM XLOB - 159 Glacier Plus White with superb results. The highest count mesh I EVER use for White Ink is 157. As stated before, a SHARP squeegee held at an 11° angle, with ...

We here at NW Awards use QCM XLOB - 159 Glacier Plus White with superb results. The highest count mesh I EVER use for White Ink is 157.

As stated before, a SHARP squeegee held at an 11° angle, with a tight mesh and using as little Off Contact as possible so as to have your screen "release" from your substrate.

I use one slow pull using a "soft hand" :arrow: flash :arrow: then one more medium pull to get an extremely white result.

Check out this link for more information.

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