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Direct-to-Substrate S T A R T H E R E 2 0 2 0 Our setup allowed us to print a white bar across the pretreated zone areas. (Images courtesy Brian Walker) This setup allowed us to then print a white bar across the pretreated zone areas. If we did not have enough pretreat- ment on the garment in a zone, the white ink would not be a good, bright, smooth, and solid white. At some point, as we progressed across the zones, we did find the correct amount of pretreatment for each shirt. We looked for the difference between two zones where the whiteness, or solid- ness of the white ink, would not increase. This was the optimal point, or amount of pretreatment, to be applied to that particular shirt. • Shirt 1: a mid-upper price range ring-spun cotton shirt (average cost of $2.65 each) • Shirt 2: a standard middle of the road 100% cotton shirt (average cost of $2.20 each) • Shirt 3: considered a higher end ring-spun cotton shirt (average cost of $3.50 or higher each) (Image courtesy of ColDesi) 66 graphics-pro.com

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