BAW Camo Shirt Printing Tips
Dye migration or bleeding is caused by sublimation, which is a process where dye in the fabric is turned into a gas at temperatures above 265 degrees F (plastisol inks are normally cured at 310-320 degrees F). This gas is absorbed into the plastisol ink unless proper steps are taken.
The camo colors will sublimate through most light-colored screen print inks and heat seal vinyl. This may give a desired “camo” look to the design. If the desired print appearance is total opacity, please follow these guidelines to minimize any bleeding:
1) Always test print before going to production.
2) Two-stroke underbase your print with low bleed plastisol ink made for polyester fabrics, using a wide mesh screen such as 80 filaments per inch. Flash dried properly, this underbase will provide a dye blocker for the top print. .
(A grey poly under base works very well to provide a dye blocker. Union Ink makes this and it has proven to work well for us.)
3) Flash dry the underbase just to the point where no ink is transferred to the finger; avoid over-heating or under-heating.
4) Apply a second underbase print if full opacity is not achieved with a single underbase print.
5) Cure the print in a belt drier not exceeding 320 degrees F. Note this should be the temperature of the shirt just before exiting the drier, not necessarily the drier temperature setting.
6) Do not let the garments fall into a box at the end of the dryer. Contact with hot, unprinted fabric may cause sublimation onto the print. Have someone catch the garments as they come off the dryer, and give them a few seconds to cool before stacking. Placement of a fan at the end of the dryer will speed up this process.
1) For full opacity, use Stahl’s Sub Block, Specialty Materials Subliblock, or Siser Sublithin type vinyl.
2) Follow the vinyl film manufacturer’s application recommendations. Do not exceed the recommended heat press temperature.
NOTE: (Bleeding is the nature of the polyester shirts. This is not just with BAW shirts, across the board the polyester have a tendency to bleed. These instructions are best proven to minimize the bleeding. This is not a complete guarantee & we do recommend test printing first.)
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