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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.

6.49 oz./yd2 / 220 gsm, 100% polyester melange jersey bonded with fleece; Center front coil zipper with semi autolock slider ; Front hand warmer pouch pockets; Tonal coverstitch details at shoulders;

Devon & Jones DG798 Men's Newbury Melange Fleece Quarter-Zip

4.3 oz., 60% combed ringspun cotton, 40% polyester; Navy and Black are 100% Cotton; Preshrunk, CVC fabric with soft, smooth finish; 32 singles; Retail fit; Side-seamed; Tear away label ;

Threadfast Apparel 130A Unisex Pigment-Dye Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

Easy-care stain-release; Moisture-wicking; Contrast color block inlays on shoulders; Self-collar with topstitching; Very snag resistant; Side vents; Additional sizes available for drop ship;

Dickies LS606 Men's 6 oz. Performance Team Polo

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.

5.3 oz., 55% cotton, 45% polyester with hydrophilic finish; lighter weight smooth fabric with an improved hand; rib knit collar; two-button placket; adidas performance logo on right sleeve; sideseamed with bottom vents and drop tail; climalite heat-seal logo on left sideseam; set-in open-hem sleeves; contrast 3-Stripes at center back yoke, 1¾” wide x 4” long;

adidas Golf A85 Womens climalite Tour Pique Short-Sleeve Polo

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BAGedge BE087 Drawstring Tote

96% polyester/4% Elastane ; smooth anti-pick anti-pill fabric is extremely breathable and lightweight; qucik-dry for all day comfort; material wicks sweat and dries really fast; anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes; UPF 30 protects your skin from the sun's harmful rays; loose fuller cut for complete comfort; 4-way stretch construction moves better in every direction; self fabric collar;

Under Armour 1343091 Mens Corporate Playoff Polo