User login

Printing on Activewear

(December 2011) posted on Wed Dec 14, 2011

Performance fabrics present an interesting challenge to garment printers. The advice presented here will help you choose the appropriate inks for the job and predict the influence of the garment graphic on the finished piece.


By Screen Printing's Solution Sourcebook

click an image below to view slideshow

Adding a catalyst to standard inks when printing on nylon fabrics is a somewhat common practice. Be cautious with the catalyst as it makes the ink brittle and is therefore not recommended for printing on stretchy nylon. Again, take a look at the stretch required by the garment. Stretch in a nylon garment can amplify adhesion issues. In some instances, when a very stretchy garment is stretched to its limits, the ink is not able to adjust or keep up with the elongation. Some areas of the ink film may start to break away from the garment, causing further adhesion issues.

Stretch properties If the garment has high-elongation components in it, such as spandex, then it is very likely that the ink will need extra elongation. Many times, an ink that supports a standard amount of elongation will be printed on a garment with stretch, and the ink will crack before the garment reaches its full potential for stretch. This is especially true for inks with extra bleed resistance, which are typically printed on performance wear. This phenomenon will often be mistaken for undercured ink when in reality the ink doesn’t have as much elongation as the garment.

Evaluate the elasticity of the ink as compared to the stretch of the garment, and only choose an ink that is formulated for sufficient elasticity to expand with the garment and return to its normal state without negative effects. Many ink manufacturers offer stretch additives; however, it is important to understand how these may affect the bleed-resistance properties of the standard ink.

White inks For cotton/poly blends, it is common to have a white ink that has bleed resistance and to print colors on top. A white ink designed for printing on polyester has a limited amount of stretch, is heavy in hand and body, is printed through more open or coarse mesh, and generally has difficulty with supporting halftone printing. Nylon inks do not offer great opacity and most likely need to be underbased. However, new performance inks have fewer limitations. They can be printed through finer mesh, hold great halftones, and support high elongation.


Terms:

Comments

cco says: Gucci Gucci Bags Outlet is the biggest-selling Italian brand.Will the Gucci Bags 2012 hobo be making a comeback for spring? If Gucci has anything to say about it, the answer is “yes.” Gucci Men AND ...

Gucci Gucci Bags Outlet is the biggest-selling Italian brand.Will the Gucci Bags 2012 hobo be making a comeback for spring? If Gucci has anything to say about it, the answer is “yes.” Gucci Men AND Ladylike satchels and small crossbody bags have been the currency of the accessories industry for the past several seasons, so much so that Gucci Spring 2012's Gucci Sunglasses 2012 stable of chain-strapped hobos was more than a little surprising to see.Brand New Gucci Shoes Sale!2011 Style gucci outlet,60% OFF.

posted on: Fri, 04/27/2012 - 10:37pm
cco says: Iconic le créateur de Louboutin Homme traite son prodigieux succès remporté par ses semelles rouges signature avec magnanimité impressionnante.Christian Louboutin Mais le designer fran?ais a vu rouge,lorsque ...

Iconic le créateur de Louboutin Homme traite son prodigieux succès remporté par ses semelles rouges signature avec magnanimité impressionnante.Christian Louboutin Mais le designer fran?ais a vu rouge,lorsque le géant Yves Saint Laurent aurait posé le pied sur la pointe des pieds par le déploiement de son propre ensemble de rouge à fond les talons.
Gucci a leurs rubans rouges et verts, et je ne prendrais pas ce ruban et de le mettre dans mes Louboutin Femme. Pourquoi? Parce que j'ai un certain respect ", a déclaré Chaussures Louboutin, dont les réalisations ont porté sur les talons de Hollywood A-Listers y compris Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker et Scarlett Johannsson.

posted on: Fri, 04/27/2012 - 10:56pm
cco says: What se Borsa Gucci Replica lo Gucci Outlet rendono possibile per voi per permettersi un aspetto elegante,stile di vita di una principessa.Gucci Sito Ufficiale Replica Conservare Online!Le sono perfetti ...

What se Borsa Gucci Replica lo Gucci Outlet rendono possibile per voi per permettersi un aspetto elegante,stile di vita di una principessa.Gucci Sito Ufficiale Replica Conservare Online!Le sono perfetti l'ultimo accessorio per ogni vestito.Borse Gucci Se siete stati a morire proprio quella borsetta di lusso o in borsa progettista,Scegli aspetto moderno replica per un assaggio,un'esperienza,un lifestyle.Gucci Borse ora è possibile trovare offerte incredibili sugli accessori di marca Gucci Borse Outlet a prezzi scontati fino al 70% al dettaglio.

posted on: Fri, 04/27/2012 - 11:12pm
dsgfgf says: Burberry Discount indeed saves your money Burberry Discount is quite a good promotion chance. Louis Vuitton Outlet on big sale now. Hurry to Burberry Discount site. This sale can bring you a lot of benefit. ...

Burberry Discount indeed saves your money
Burberry Discount is quite a good promotion chance. Louis Vuitton Outlet on big sale now.
Hurry to Burberry Discount site. This sale can bring you a lot of benefit. High-class quality Burberry Bags, lowest price, fast speed delivery. Wow, what kind of good news. Such a good time you can't miss. Take action, cherish this good time and good chance. Life is so easy.
When the sun raises in the sky, you will feel its sunshine. When you see Coach Outlet Store, you will feel the brand influence. Coach is like the morning sun, mild and full of energy. When Coach reaches to certain state, you will fullly feeling its excellent glamour. Good brand always can win appraciation. You know it!
Louis Vuitton Outlet has already been the noon sun. Its bright light shines to the world sky. No one don't know Louis Vuitton. It is a terrific brand. Its outstannding quality can be called the perfect. We all pursue a kind of comfortable life. Louis Vuitton can give you this feeling you love. Believe Louis Vuitton, believe your life.
Kanye West makes his runway shoes with Giuseppe Zanotti, but for sneakers, he’s a Nike man. (Well, with occasional pit stops at Vuitton.) The company announced today the official release date of its second sneaker with the rapper-turned-designer, the Air Yeezy II, which hits stores globally June 9. There are a wealth of minute details to puzzle over, from the “anaconda-texture leather” panels to the nods to ancient civilizations, like the hieroglyphics on the loop strap spelling out YZY and the falcon insignia on the tongue. (The Ancient Egyptian god Horus, god of the sky, war, and hunting, was commonly depicted with the head of a falcon.) And those looking to walk a mile in Kanye’s shoes will be particularly pleased. These boast a slimmed-down silhouette originally derived from tailoring the prototypes directly to West’s foot.

posted on: Thu, 05/31/2012 - 3:59am
staycay says: The stylish look and the tough features make Nike air force 1 quite a catch. The tough leather cover makes it easy to clean and it can be. Buyers of the Air Force 1 30th Anniversary series can find their ...

The stylish look and the tough features make Nike air force 1 quite a catch. The tough leather cover makes it easy to clean and it can be. Buyers of the Air Force 1 30th Anniversary series can find their favorite model shoe at Nike Sportswear retailers that are located nationwide. However, the Internet can also be used to find many models if you require a special design or series. You can also find limited edition models that are favored by all types of sneaker fdtt yfueve projhgyly afddrh collectors.
Cheap Nike Air Force Ones
Nike High Heels
Nike Heels
Custom Air Force Ones Shoes
Buy Cheap Air Force Ones Online
Cheap Nike Air Force 1
Nike Air Force 1 Mid Sport Red White
Nike Air Force 1 High Supreme Nitro Microphone Underground
Cheap Nike Air Force High Tops
Nike Air Force High Tops Cheap
Nike Air Force 1 '07 Low Premium Black Black Metallic Gold
Air Force 1 07 Low White Sky Blue
Nike Air Force 1 Low Premium Black White Hot Red
Nike Air Force 1 Mid White Yellow
Nike Air Force 1 07 Mid White Black Neon Yellow
Nike Air Force 1 Mid Cheap
Nike Air Force 1 Mid Matrix White Grey Royal
Cheap Nike Air Force 1 Mid Shoes
Nike Air Force High Premium Bobbito Sanded Gold Wheat
Nike Air Force 1 Mid Matrix White Gold Black
Nike Air Force 1 Mid White Black Black

Christian Louboutin, was in 1992 when he opened his first shop was born in Paris. Give her projects through a combination of wit and glamor that their shoes were discovered by the fashion industry. Since the notion of Louboutin shoes in a variety Christian Louboutin Platforms styles, colors, shapes and styles of product, there is a choice made millions of women worldwide. They have partnered with Batallure to create Christian Louboutin Beaute.
Cheap Red Bottom Shoes
Red Bottom Shoes
Red Bottom High Heels
Red Bottom Heels
Cheap Red Bottoms Pumps
Christian Louboutin Sandals Sale
Christian Louboutin Slingbacks
Christian Louboutin Slingbacks Sale
Christian Louboutin Daffodile 160mm
Christian Louboutin Flats
Christian Louboutin Peep Toe Pumps

posted on: Fri, 06/15/2012 - 5:54am

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to the magazine.