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Screen Printing on Polyester

Polyester is one of the fabrics most prone to dye migration, so it is important to make sure to have the best inks at hand for screen printing on polyester t-shirts. Most major screen printing ink manufacturers have ink product lines specifically engineered for polyester fabrics. These special low bleed plastisols are meant to combat dye migration, which is the biggest challenge of screen printing on polyester.

Dye migration is most common and visible with white inks on darker shirt colors such as navy, maroon, red, and certain shades of green. It can materialize immediately or even two weeks later. The most common cause is overheating during the curing process. The dyes in polyester fabric may turn gaseous when heated to 330 degrees Fahrenheit. The other major common cause of dye migration happens through a similar chemical reaction and depends mostly on the quality of the dye in the polyester.

The latter issue can only be prevented by making sure to print on quality polyester t-shirts. The former issue can be prevented through the use of poly specific inks, or through the use of nylon bonding catalyst additives. It is important to make sure to cure all polyester fabrics under 320 degrees Fahrenheit, where it is well below the risks of reaching 330 Fahrenheit. Poly inks are designed to cure at a lower temperature, thus reducing the risk of dye migration as a result of the overheating of the fabric. Nylon bonding catalyst additives also reduce the curing temperature of plastisol inks to further prevent dye migration and can be added to regular plastisol inks. Adding a small amount of the nylon bonding additive also helps to bond the plastisol ink to the fabric.

If you prefer to continue using your regular plastisol inks, colored inks are fine without nylon bonding additives. However, using a low bleed white is a must, either with an additive or the special poly ink. Water based inks generally do not print well on polyester. The nylon bonding catalyst additive works well for 50/50 blends, but polyester special inks are generally the best for 100% polyester.

6.1 oz., 100% preshrunk heavyweight cotton; Dark Ash is 90% Cotton 10% Polyester; Full cut; Left chest pocket; Shoulder-to-shoulder taping; Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems; Made in the USA;

Bayside BA8100 Adult 6.1 oz., 100% Cotton Long Sleeve Pocket T-Shirt

Vintage Jersey; 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester; Made in a WRAP-certified Factory; Contrast rib detail at neck & arm opening; Blind hem stitching; Tear-away tag; XS-3XL;

Alternative 5103BP Unisex Keeper Ringer T-Shirt

6.0 oz./yd²; 100% combed ring spun cotton ; Classic fit; Seamless non-topstitched 7/8""collar; Taped neck and shoulders; Tear away label; Rib cuffs; 7/8"" double needle bottom hem; Quarter-turned to eliminate center crease;

Gildan H400 ADULT Hammer Adult 6 oz. Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

For best results when screen printing on nylon woven fabrics, such as on a nylon sports jacket or nylon cinch sack, just mix a nylon bonding catalyst additive in your plastisol ink. These nylon bonding agents reduce ink viscosity for a much better print that will prevent it from easily rubbing off, peeling, or cracking. For screen printing with a standard opacity nylon bonding catalyst additive, it is best to use a ratio of one part additive to five parts plastisol ink. In using a high-opacity nylon bonding catalyst additive, it is best to use one part additive to four parts plastisol.

When screen printing on spandex, use a spandesol additive with your plastisol ink. These spandesols can be used on lycra spandex, also known as nylon lycra, to produce a design with an excellent softness and stretch. For the environmentally friendly printer, some major screen printing ink manufacturers now carry a special non-phthalate spandesol ink.

Polyester can be a tough fabric to work with since the curing process needs to be very precise, but polyester is a great fabric for t-shirts, jackets, bags, and other products that can be purchased wholesale. Once you have the science of it worked out, the sky’s the limit.

100% cotton rip stop fabric; Self fabric back strap with silver clasp and buckle; Heavy distressing on visor; Self fabric color under visor; Matching color eyelets, sweatband and seam tape; Matching color heavy raised stitching on crown and visor; Pre-curved visor; 6-panel, unstructured, low profile with heavy enzyme wash;
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Adams IM101 Image Maker Cap

100% combed ring spun cotton; 4.3 oz./yd², 32 singles; High stitch density for smoother printing surface; Tubular construction; Display tape; Relaxed unlined hood; Double-needle neck, sleeve and bottom hem; Tearaway label; Trackmyt number in bottom hem can be traced on trackmyt.com; Oeko-tex standard 100 certified;

Anvil 987B Youth Long-Sleeve Hooded T-Shirt

3.9 oz./yd² / 118 gsm, 55% cotton, 45% polyester dobby with wrinkle-free and stain-release performance; Stain-release and true non-iron performance straight from the dryer; Active fit; Patent pucker-free taped seams; Specially fused collar, cuffs and placket for total garment performance; Straight collar with built-in collar stays; Princess seams in front and back for a feminine fit; Fine yarn-count shirting with pealized buttons; Adjustable cuffs with button placket;

Devon & Jones DG534W Womens Crown Woven Collection Striped Shirt