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Old February 14th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there anybody out there printing on under armour? I have been trying to figure out the best inks and best curing time and temp?


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Old February 14th, 2008, 09:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Printing on under armour

What exactly do you mean, "under armour"?


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Default Re: Printing on under armour

On the mostuire manigment, or do you mean you do not know what under armour is? It is a spandex like material.
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Arrow Re: Printing on under armour

If you want to print on any textile then plastisol will suffice. Nylon based substrates need to have a catalyst added (usually 10%) and mixed well to the plastisol prior to printing. *Hint: Be sure to clean the image area of your screen immediately when you are done or the catalyst will harden in your screen.

Curing - test a piece FIRST to make sure it doesn't scorch!

Follow instructions on curing time for the ink you are using. I go at 400° for 60 seconds. Some (dark) colored substrates can use less time.

Check out this site http://www.underarmour.com
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Default Re: Printing on under armour

Sanford, What kind of ink are you using and what brand?

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Lightbulb The inks I use



Plastisols, vinyl, metal, and glass

I use QCMŪ http://www.qcminks.com mostly. Also Union InkŪ http://www.unionink.com and International CoatingsŪ http://www.iccink.com for textiles and for vinyl I use NazdarŪ vinyl ink http://www.nazdar.com
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Default Re: Printing on under armour

For Spandex, "sublimation" would be the way to go. Any other type of ink will crack as the spandex stretches.

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Default Re: Printing on under armour

Well when I printed in colorado we would do garments like that for pearl izumi we would use spandasol ink it stretches rather than cracking but u need to use multiple layers u can't put it on thin...
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Lightbulb Re: Printing on under armour

I've printed on under armour numerous times. I usually use this ink called: MULTITech ink. It's series is: MESH-149T, White.

I use this to print on Spandex, and it actually works. It stretches and never cracks. I just speed up my dryer a little bit. There is no set time for dryers, it's just a trial and error. Start out fast sending, then slow it down until you're happy with the results. But this ink is the best for anything that has any type of stretch. I don't even add any catalyst.
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