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Offline balloonguy

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smoothing orange peel print
« on: October 09, 2023, 04:44:26 PM »
I have some prints that look a little orange peeled. It is poly ink on camo hoodies. It looked fine inside when printing last week. I took them outside to get a picture and in the sun the prints are a little textured... Is there a good way to smooth the print after the fact?
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Matt
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Re: smoothing orange peel print
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2023, 04:51:49 PM »
heat press
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Re: smoothing orange peel print
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2023, 04:54:46 PM »
heatpress with teflon sheet give a shiny finish or brown paper gives flat finish for us.
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Re: smoothing orange peel print
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2023, 04:55:04 PM »
Do you have a suggestion on temp/time/pressure. I have a 1620 hotronix.
Thanks for the quick reply!
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Re: smoothing orange peel print
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2023, 05:11:32 PM »
Do you have a suggestion on temp/time/pressure. I have a 1620 hotronix.
Thanks for the quick reply!

300, 5 seconds, medium pressure should do the trick, however, that camo stuff has a bad repution for bleeding.
So, I'd see no harm in starting testing at a lower temp
« Last Edit: October 09, 2023, 05:13:39 PM by Frog »
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Re: smoothing orange peel print
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2023, 05:54:30 PM »
Thank you. It is working pretty nicely.
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