Garment Printing Support

Preventing Crystals With DTG Pretreatment

In DTG printing, crystallization refers to a specific type of issue that can occur when drying pretreatment. Unlike other stains that discolor the fabric itself, crystallization appears to be on top of the shirt and looks like table salt is sitting on it. These crystals don’t fade over time or come out...

100% Red Polyester Shirt Printing with Image Armor Ink

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PRINTING 100% POLYESTER WITH IMAGE ARMOR ULTRA We've been hearing a lot lately about this pretreatment, this ink, etc. that will allow us to print on polyester fabrics. For the last 4 years Image Armor pretreatments have allowed this to be accomplished. Fortunately with over the past several years we've...

Learn How to Make Your Garment Printing Look Like Screen Print

DTG Tip - Making Your DTG Print Look Like it is Screen Printed with Halftones Many high end screen prints are done using halftones. Halftones are basically different sized dots of different colors that are placed in close proximity to each other to give the effect of a multitude of...

Quick ROI Breakdown on Direct to Garment Printers

A lot of people ask for a quick breakdown on the return on investment (ROI) when buying a garment printer. Whether it's adding to an already established shop or starting a T-shirt company from scratch there is a need to see quickly how this investment can work for you. There...

Pretreating and Curing the Pretreatment for 100% Black Polyester Printing

  You will typically need MORE pretreatment than a standard 100% cotton garment. Try starting your testing with 30-40 grams of ULTRA pretreatment. This means the shirt is going to be WET! Try Hover Curing...... this will require NO cover sheet and keep the dreaded heat press marks from showing....

Printer Warranties and Third Party Ink

If you notice, Garment Printer Manufacturers try to talk you out of buying third party ink for your garment printer. Some will never tell you outright, but let you know how destructive it will be to your printer. Others will flat out tell you that it WILL void your warranty...

Testing Pretreatment on Different Shirts

Whether you are using a Wagner sprayer and doing it by hand or have an automatic pretreatment machine like the Peal PTM it's important to test the different pretreatments AND different shirts you use so you can dial in the amount of pretreatment needed for a perfect white ink on...

Make Sure Your Head Cables are Clean

If you are getting a print that looks similar to this, you need to clean the head cables on your garment printer. These are the two ribbon cables that plug into your Print head through the carriage.

DTG Garment Printer Machine Maintenance Bible

There has been a lot of negative talk on industry forums and groups about the downside to DTG machines. The truth is there are THOUSANDS of DTG machines printing shirts every day. The happy printers are busy printing and don't spend time on industry forums. Yes, they have all learned...

Understanding how low humidity effects your garment printer

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All Garment Printers are created equal, in that, they are all effected by Temperature and Humidity.  Fortunately, we have Brian Walker from Image Armor here to help us understand how these two devils factor into your garment printers overall heath.

Understanding Process Printing

Process printing refers to the process of printing images using the subtractive color model. Usually, the process uses the primary colors of cyan, magenta, and yellow printed on a white ground to create a full color image. The blacks created by using all three of these colors are often pale...

Testing the amount of Pretreatment you use

So here is what I do to TEST different shirts. (like if I'm trying out a new one or a customer requests a shirt I haven't tested and I have time to test it)  · I take the shirt and using heat tape divide it into three sections · I...

Cleaning the bottom of your print head

Whether you have a commercial Epson printer, home style or Garment Printers cleaning the bottom of the print head is not only safe, but necessary. Watch this quick video on the process and keep in mind these are print heads that have been printing for three years. Check out all...

Cleaning the Capping Station

Cleaning your capping station is one of the most important things you can do to keep your printer clog free. The gasket around the capping station forms a tight seal around the bottom of your print head keeping it from drying out. The wiper also needs to be thoroughly cleaned....

Pearl Pretreater Support

Get support for your Pearl Pretreater Machine. Support for Pearl Lite Pretreatment Machine Support for Pearl PTM Pretreatment Machine Support for Pearl Elite Pretreatment Machine    

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