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Offline Sbrem

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Re: Need an ink recommendation for 100% poly performance tees
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2013, 11:39:12 AM »
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Re: Need an ink recommendation for 100% poly performance tees
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2013, 12:07:17 PM »
If you want to avoid migration at all, underbase with  Rutland NPT grey barrier and a poly white on top. Nice prints.

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Re: Need an ink recommendation for 100% poly performance tees
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2013, 12:43:00 PM »
If you want to avoid migration at all, underbase with  Rutland NPT grey barrier and a poly white on top. Nice prints.

With an ink as effective against dye migration as the Gray Barrier, why bother with another poly ink on top? Sure, I can buy the "better safe than sorry", but why not take advantage of the usual better printatbility of an ink not poly specific?

I print manually, so the unfriendliness of most Poly inks is especially noteworthy to me.
That said, almost across the board, whites have really improved in this regard over the years.
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Re: Need an ink recommendation for 100% poly performance tees
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2013, 12:58:21 PM »
You can run standard top colors over a dye blocking base but they cure at higher temp and have different stretch properties so I like to run performance colors as well.

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Re: Need an ink recommendation for 100% poly performance tees
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2013, 01:17:09 PM »
We use Wilflex Extreme regularly and have found- 156-  2 hits / Revolver / 1 hit out.
Or set up 2-156's - one time around and out. Gas dryer at 330 max. -netting approx. 300. (Normally 350)
Not so much blowing agent as Quick White and covers very well. Hope this helps.

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Re: Need an ink recommendation for 100% poly performance tees
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2013, 01:41:35 PM »
Here is what we do.......

SportFlex Technology



We can offer you contract services on your tough to print garments.


And this too!

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Re: Need an ink recommendation for 100% poly performance tees
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2013, 02:27:55 PM »
What type of ink is that Trebor? Curious minds want to know.... ;D
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Re: Need an ink recommendation for 100% poly performance tees
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2013, 03:17:49 PM »
SportsFlex Technology.....it something we have been working on for years. Put it into full production last year. It was about 8% of revenues. This year it will approach 30-35%.

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Re: Need an ink recommendation for 100% poly performance tees
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2013, 04:02:52 PM »
is that sports flex  tech.  a silicon based ink with 2 parts and a dye?


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Re: Need an ink recommendation for 100% poly performance tees
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2013, 04:37:43 PM »
He ran the horse white through our dryer(and printed it here).  I didn't get to see the wash tests.  It's a little glossy for my liking, they added something to make it that way so it works for athletic printing.

Also, I find it to be a little thick, I would prefer it to be a little thinner, you have to use a special thinner for it as well.  You won't cure regular reducer in it, you need low-cure reducer.

Sonny, can you guys get me some matte Horse white?


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Re: Need an ink recommendation for 100% poly performance tees
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2013, 05:27:14 PM »
Sonny, can you guys get me some matte Horse white?
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