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Platton Marks on Dyed t-shirts

Posted on Sun, 26 Mar 2006 at 21:04



Hi,

I'm hoping that somebody can help me out with this. We design t-shirts for children (which we sell to retail stores) and our screen printer prints them on customed dyed tees. Unfortunately, when the screen printing is finished, every single t-shirt has very visible platton marks on it and the only thing we can do is to wash every single shirt in cold water (this takes the marks out but is obviously very time consuming). Our printer has no solution to this problem.
Is anyone familiar with this problem? Does anyone know of a solution?
I would be extremely appreciative of any input.
Thanks.
Ellen

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Anonymous says: The only "platton marks" with which I am familiar are the ones on Brian's underarms! posted on: Fri, 04/07/2006 - 1:36pm
Anonymous says: Check older messages (12-05-05) I just replied about this issue. I hope I helped posted on: Wed, 04/19/2006 - 12:09am
221 Outfitters says: This is pretty late but I had a similar problem and it stems from squeegee pressure on the edge of the platens. What we did was to use squeegees shorter than pallet width and it drastically reduces those ...

This is pretty late but I had a similar problem and it stems from squeegee pressure on the edge of the platens. What we did was to use squeegees shorter than pallet width and it drastically reduces those pesky pressure marks! Hopefully not to little to late!
Good Luck!

posted on: Mon, 07/24/2006 - 5:51pm
anthony-whalen says: I agree with 221 Outfitters, tell your printer that their squeeges shouldn't hang over the edges of the pallet. Squeeges are cheap don't be afraid to trim them for youth size pallets. If things are ...

I agree with 221 Outfitters, tell your printer that their squeeges shouldn't hang over the edges of the pallet. Squeeges are cheap don't be afraid to trim them for youth size pallets. If things are done properly there won't be problems, right!

posted on: Sun, 07/30/2006 - 2:10am

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