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Offline DemonSP

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Staining with Epson pretreat
« on: October 23, 2019, 10:32:54 AM »
I’m at my wits end with this. Been using our epson f2000 for 3 years. Has around 30k prints. Not quite a rook. Last few runs have had this bad staining around the edges of the pretreat pics Included.

I’m using the epson pretreat. 70-30 mix. Lawson pretreat machine  Changed the tip. Hung to dry, used a tunnel dryer, heat press: stains all methods. Please help! I can’t afford to discount more shirts lol.


Offline Zelko-4-EVA

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Re: Staining with Epson pretreat
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 10:50:10 AM »
have you tried any other pretreat?

we use the FIREBIRD F2000 LIGHT DARK PRETREAT (sorry for the caps its copied from my order log) and seem to have decent luck.


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Re: Staining with Epson pretreat
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 11:33:15 AM »
Since this is a new problem with your usual pre-treat, could the liquid itself have become contaminated?
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Re: Staining with Epson pretreat
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2019, 11:40:55 AM »
what changed?

Also, there are pretreats designed specifically for the light garments. Are you using those? Or, try using those. . .

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Re: Staining with Epson pretreat
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2019, 01:01:06 PM »
That was the most frustrating part of DTG for me. Manufacture would change the mixture on pretreat and we'd get a new set of results. Without warning.
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Re: Staining with Epson pretreat
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2019, 04:47:23 PM »
Thanks for the replies. Nothing has changed. Just using the same batch of pretreat. I’m going to try a different batch and see if that changes anything.