Printwear

February '20

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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2 6 P R I N T W E A R F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 2 6 P R I N T W E A R F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 HEAT PRESS Pressing Matters PRINT AND CUT This process, where a solvent or eco-sol- vent ink is printed on a white base, is de- signed to apply to almost any fabric. The white base material is typically a film that is coated with a print receptor and backed with a heat-activated adhesive designed to be applied at a lower temperature than sublimation (usually between 275 degrees F and 320 degrees F) and for much less time (typically 8–12 seconds). This heat printing method is great for full-color designs with solid edges. Think patches or emblems with the print and cut process because designs do require cutting 2 6 P R I N T W E A R F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 This process, where a solvent or eco-solvent ink is printed on a white base, is designed to apply to almost any fabric. Sublimation ink is translucent, so as the garment you're apply- ing to gets darker the ink will become less and less visible.

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