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Bad White Ink Prints and Why Pretreatment Matters

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Bad White Ink Prints and Why Pretreatment Matters

White ink printing continues to be the challenge for many and is currently only successful with the proper application of pretreatment. Think of pretreatment as the primer to white ink. Without a proper application of primer, the white ink will not look or perform correctly. When applied with the right techniques for the fabric being printed, results can look almost screen printed.

Several brands of pretreatment are now available and each has its own characteristics. Depending on the brand you are using, if you are not experiencing DTG printing results with white ink that you were expecting to get, re-evaluating your pretreatment application can make all the difference in the world.