One question that I am asked many times is how to achieve a smooth ink deposit when printing white ink (or other colors) on dark T-shirts. Of course, those who are plagued with this rough surface are also plagued with fibrillation, which is a result of the loose fibers of the garment poking through the ink deposit. This article explains the reason for both, which are interrelated in some ways.
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.