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Offline XG Print

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Printing white on Tye Dye... Bleed Blocker base or No?
« on: March 14, 2018, 06:48:46 AM »
Hey.  We don’t get the chance to print tye-dyes often but this is the blue Jerry tye-dye with a white print. Do I need a bleed blocker or just P/F/P using Joes Poly white. Thanks guys.


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Re: Printing white on Tye Dye... Bleed Blocker base or No?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 08:13:04 AM »
If you have time, I would advise proper testing..

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Re: Printing white on Tye Dye... Bleed Blocker base or No?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 09:32:18 AM »
I have only printed Tie Dye from San Mar, and "homemades" using the procion dyes from Dharma Trading, and have apparently been lucky as I sometimes didn't even bother with low bleed, let alone poly, or the really heavy artillery specialized blockers. I have printed them both before the dyeing and after.
That said, Robert's advice to test if possible is certainly good advice. He's probably seen a lot more than I have.
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Re: Printing white on Tye Dye... Bleed Blocker base or No?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 11:14:05 AM »
Ive had success in the past using a bleed blocking gray base.
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Re: Printing white on Tye Dye... Bleed Blocker base or No?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 11:35:37 AM »
I have only printed Tie Dye from San Mar, and "homemades" using the procion dyes from Dharma Trading, and have apparently been lucky as I sometimes didn't even bother with low bleed, let alone poly, or the really heavy artillery specialized blockers. I have printed them both before the dyeing and after.
That said, Robert's advice to test if possible is certainly good advice. He's probably seen a lot more than I have.

This has been my experience as well.

As far as cotton goes, I've never had an issue with tie dyes, and always an issue with cheap camo. 
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Re: Printing white on Tye Dye... Bleed Blocker base or No?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 12:13:49 PM »
We always use Poly on tie-dye t's as a default. However we have printed Low Bleed accidentally before & didn't have an issue. It all depends on the garment & dye process. But if you ever print Comfort Colors, always use a bleed blocker base. They're the worst.