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Reduce Dye Migration - Run Polyester Garments Through Dryer

Icon Team Member   |   3/10/2014

Running your garments through your dryer prior to printing them may result in a better print. Many of today’s garments are at least partially made of synthetic fibers that alter in shape and/or release dye during the curing process. When these changes take place a print can become misshaped or discolored to a point where the job is no longer deliverable.

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To avoid this problem, all you have to do is get the problem out of the way before you print. Of course you always want to make sure that you have the correct inks to help stop dye migration and that the garments you’ve chosen are right for the job. Think of this as a little extra insurance policy giving you the piece of mind that the job will turn out right.

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It is always a good idea to get one or two extra garments when you are working on synthetics. This way you can cut them up and make certain that the ink you’ve chosen, and the dryer you have, will be compatible with the garment.

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