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White Ink Tips

Creating a smooth print

To create a softer surface, many textile manufacturers are brushing fibers. On fibrous materials, use a smoothing screen to “iron-out” and lay down the fabrics. Any screen can be used that has no open area and can be printed on with any base or clear using a moderate pressure. No ink is applied to the fabric, but this step lays down fibers and creates a smoother surface, eliminating the need for an extra print stroke.

Creating a softer white print                               

If there is space on the carousel, increase the mesh count for the first white and consider using a highlight white as the last color. Thinner layers make the print much softer. Often, a white–flash–white–flash print order using a finer mesh has dramatic impact on the softness of the print and keeps the opacity of the colors.

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