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Old March 16th, 2018, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am just wondering how everyone is handling catching shirts after curing if you dont have a worker catching them. Do you let them drop into a basket? What do you use? Any known issues? Please help
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We use a baskets we made ourselves out of some wood and then painted them. I also put casters on the bottom to make them easy to move if need be and I also put a false bottom about 18 inches up so you don't have people bending all the way to the ground to grab shirts. We have 4 dryers and only use 2 to 3 catchers and it seems to work fine because a lot of our presses are on technical jobs that run slower than an auto so there isn't that need for a constant catcher.

There can be a few issues. Cotton t-shirts have never been an issue but we print a lot of performance fabrics and there are a few issues there. If the garment has a lot of static cling it is possible that it won't fall into the basket but instead stick to the belt and roll underneath your out feed and fall on the ground. The other issue is you want to get heat off of poly to avoid any dye migration. If you let it fall in the basket and sit there it will hold heat and be more likely to "bleed" out. I suggest catching poly materials and using multiple stacks on a table to help get the temp down faster. Sometimes we also put a fan blowing away from the chamber(you don't want to mess up your dryer temp) on to the out feed to help get the poly garments cooled down faster.
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Hi Senciz,
There are a few things that can happen if you let shirts drop into a box:
1. Ghosting: this is when a hot print with another shirt on top of it will "Ghost" onto the backside of the shirt laying on top.
2. Ink may stick together
3. Like Harrow said, if printing poly this may also cause the dye's from the shirt to migrate and now your left with your print looking a different color because the shirt on top that was hot dye your ink.

I would recommend to catch the shirts and lay them out to cool down.

I would also recommend you talk to us about our extreme low temp inks (250-320) so that the shirts won't be as hot exiting the dryer. : )
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