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Why should I pretreat my garments for direct-to-garment printing?

Why should I pretreat my garments for direct-to-garment printing?

Author: Lindsay Merwald/Wednesday, August 24, 2016/Categories: Industry News - Textile

(Quoted from Paul Green and Printwear Magazine. Full article here.)
The ink used for digital garment printing is very thin in comparison to the plastisol inks used by screen printers. When a dark garment is printed, a pass of white will be printed first to create an under-base for the color pass. If no pretreatment is applied to the garment, the printed white ink would have the same effect as milk being poured onto it.

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