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Preventing Crystals With DTG Pretreatment

Ruby Dann

In DTG printing, crystallization refers to a specific type of issue that can occur when drying pretreatment. Unlike other stains that discolor the fabric itself, crystallization appears to be on top of the shirt and looks like table salt is sitting on it. These crystals don’t fade over time or come out...

Dealing with Fibrillation

Ruby Dann

Fibers sticking up through an image, also known as fibrillation, can ruin a print. This is worse with certain garments and brands of pretreatment (FIREBIRD pretreatments actually contain a component to force fibers to stick to the shirt) and it is helpful to have a way to work around it....

End Of Day Maintenance

Ruby Dann

It is recommended that you perform a cleaning at the end of each day to keep a well working machine. Below is a helpful guide on how to complete a successful end of day cleaning on your DTG Printer. 5 Easy Steps To Cleaning Your DTG Printer 1 – Wear Gloves.2 – Soak and Purge...

Why is My Pretreated Shirt Staining?

Ruby Dann

Many DTG shops run into the same issue; shirts stain anywhere that pretreatment was applied. Here at FIREBIRD, we’ve taken some big steps towards eliminating this issue with our FBX-100 stain resistant pretreatment as well as our T-Shirt Matrix of suggested shirts. Despite this, we still hear questions from our users about shirts becoming ruined....