Printer's Resource FAQ

Why is the shirt color bleeding into my ink? Or… Why did my White ink turn PINK?

Two common reasons for bleeding are poor ink selection and cure problems. Refer to the recommended substrates section of the product information bulletins to ensure correct ink selection. When a bleed resistant white ink is cured correctly and fully, the print should appear white when it comes out of the dryer, and it should change little during the following weeks.

If the garment shows an immediate bleed, chances are that the dryer is too hot, or the garment is staying in the heat chamber for too long. If the garment bleeds days or weeks after it comes out of the dryer, chances are that the dryer was too cool or the conveyor belt was too fast. The best solution is to map your oven temperatures, then set your dryer belt to run as quickly as possible while still achieving the required temperature needed for a full cure.