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Offline ZooCity

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Gildan 8000 DriBlend, Black and dye migration
« on: May 08, 2015, 04:41:28 PM »
Can anyone give me a bleed report on the G8000s?  We have a couple sets of Black getting a lot of white and yellow for hilite colors.  I'm thinking Performance inks just to be super safe but don't want to go to that if it's not needed.  It's a scheduling hang up to adjust the dryer for the Perf runs so we really try to minimize it.

Probably sounds like a dumb question but the majority of our poly/cotton blends are the mid to higher tier stuff and Quick goes on all of those.  I get sketched out with the bottom shelf 50/50s though and wasn't sure if the performance angle of these Ts changes things.


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Re: Gildan 8000 DriBlend, Black and dye migration
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2015, 05:09:51 PM »
Can anyone give me a bleed report on the G8000s?  We have a couple sets of Black getting a lot of white and yellow for hilite colors.  I'm thinking Performance inks just to be super safe but don't want to go to that if it's not needed.  It's a scheduling hang up to adjust the dryer for the Perf runs so we really try to minimize it.

Probably sounds like a dumb question but the majority of our poly/cotton blends are the mid to higher tier stuff and Quick goes on all of those.  I get sketched out with the bottom shelf 50/50s though and wasn't sure if the performance angle of these Ts changes things.

we always have issues with 8000s in black and navy!
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Re: Gildan 8000 DriBlend, Black and dye migration
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2015, 05:35:01 PM »
That's what I needed to know.  Does just running a performance underbase and standard top color work or do you go all low cure/poly for the inks?

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Re: Gildan 8000 DriBlend, Black and dye migration
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2015, 05:55:12 PM »
That's what I needed to know.  Does just running a performance underbase and standard top color work or do you go all low cure/poly for the inks?

usually we just do a barrier gray base with standard top colors. but i'd be interested to see what others do!
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Re: Gildan 8000 DriBlend, Black and dye migration
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2015, 06:00:48 PM »
I just do a LB underbase. Never had any issues. Just watch your dryer temp and don't over flash. I am printing 1000 this next week and I am not worried at all.

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Re: Gildan 8000 DriBlend, Black and dye migration
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2015, 06:04:19 PM »
Thanks y'all.  I set it up with Performance White for the UB, standard Epic top colors.   

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Re: Gildan 8000 DriBlend, Black and dye migration
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2015, 06:24:23 PM »
We've printed a lot of black 8000's using GSG's Star Tex low bleed white and haven't had any problems.

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Re: Gildan 8000 DriBlend, Black and dye migration
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2015, 07:02:58 AM »
75% of what I print is on 8000's.  The only ones I've had problems with are red and maroon.  They seem to get hot at a lower temp.  I'm always dropping the dryer temp for them.