Eliminating Rough Ink on Textiles

A client wrote to ask, “I have been having a problem with printing white on dark (bet you haven’t heard that before). I do a print-flash-print with a high opacity white. I also tried another white that I got with my machine. The problem is that the surface is really rough and you see a lot of fibers in the finish. I have gone through the forums on the Internet and the advice has not helped. I am printing 100% cotton tees and have tried multiple designs on mesh counts from 110 to 158. I have tried just about every squeegee method without a noticeable change. The design looks good from a distance and washes okay, but I am concerned about the longevity of the print.” This is my response…

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Bill Hood is an International Consultant in the Screenprinting Technologies, focusing on consistency, predictable outcomes and reproducible results. He is the author of over 50 books on the screenprinting technologies as well as thousands of technical articles, many of which are available at www.screenprintbooks.com online. He writes for Solutions Journal Magazine and other trade publications, is a speaker at various events and has judged international screenprinting competitions. He can be contacted through his website at www.billhoodconsulting.com online.