Top 5 Considerations When Printing on Polyester
- One of the main problems with printing on polyester is that the dye in the fabric can bleed into your printed design, caused by dye migration.
- High heat is detrimental for polyester, as it can act as a catalyst for dye migration while also causing the actual fabric to pucker or melt.
- If you are printing multiple colors and need to use a flash in between printing each, I suggest pre-flashing the fabric.
- When printing multiple colors on polyester, don’t forget that if you use an under base and a poly white that cures at a lower temperature, you also should use colors that cure at a lower temperature.
- Conduct a wash test before starting full production.
How to chose the right ink for your screen prints
Use: WM Plastics Low-Bleed / Low-Temp Inks LC Series Cures at 230 Degrees to help solve these issues when printing 100% polyester garments.