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Printing on Polyester flags

Posted on Sat, 11 Sep 2004 at 14:49



I have a job printing on flags that have a rebel design on them. I ran a test or two and believe that they are 100% polyester. I mostly use Wilflex brand inks and have been testing the PolyWhite, problem is the viscosity is very high, basicially impossible to print. I place 2 junk shirts on my jacket hold-down platen and then place the flag on, flash to tighten it up, and then print, even then it sticks to the flag and doesn't leave a good hand. I am using a 110 mesh @ 45 Ncm and a 70 D squeegee. I don't have a problem with modifying most inks with curable reducer BUT the specs say not to use any modifications so that the ink with resist bleeding. Should I modify it anyways because I don't see how anyone can print with this ink? Thanks for any correspondence.-Doug

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Anonymous says: We have found a Low bleed white that has just hit the market that we use as an underbase on specialty jobs printing on sweatshirts that are 50/50 and have also used the same ink on 100% poly goods with ...

We have found a Low bleed white that has just hit the market that we use as an underbase on specialty jobs printing on sweatshirts that are 50/50 and have also used the same ink on 100% poly goods with great success. It's International Coatings Low Bleed Low Viscosity. I can get you the code number if you want it. And it is supplied to us through Nazdar, NJ.

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posted on: Fri, 10/01/2004 - 8:06pm
Anonymous says: Hi Doug, For polyester flags, you can get great results with sublimation. There are several sublimation supply companies, including Sawgrass, Tropical Graphics, Conde, and lots of others. Cheers, Denise SGIA ...

Hi Doug,

For polyester flags, you can get great results with sublimation. There are several sublimation supply companies, including Sawgrass, Tropical Graphics, Conde, and lots of others.

Cheers,
Denise
SGIA Technical Services

posted on: Fri, 11/05/2004 - 4:08pm

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