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Battleship rd, Laser Park

Honeydew, South Africa

(011) 794 4820   info@junxiongroup.co.za

Unit 18 Printech Park

Battleship rd, Laser Park

Honeydew, South Africa

(011) 794 4820   info@junxiongroup.co.za

Tshirts.co.za

Your DTG T-Shirt Printer

Tshirts.co.za

Your DTG T-Shirt Printer

DTG Wash Test

DTG Wash Test

July 27, 2017 | Denton Cooley

July 27, 2017 | Denton Cooley

Our clients have asked, and we have listened. One of the most frequently asked questions is "How does a DTG print cope after multiple washes?" We at Tshirts.co.za are constantly trying to improve our products and help our customers understand the various aspects of Tshirt printing, so we have set ourselves a mini challenge. Follow this article as we wash the same printed black shirt and report back on the outcome.

In this test we are utilizing the following:

T-shirt:160g Black shirt, 100% cotton, carded

Pre-treated: Yes

Heat applied to pre-treatment: 180 deg, for 35 seconds

Design: Kult Heretic Kingdoms

Size of Print: 300mm x 450mm

Ink Usage: White 3.71cc / CMYK 0.44 cc

Washing: As per Tshirt washing instructions:

Cold wash, shirt inside out, print not ironed

Our clients have asked, and we have listened. One of the most frequently asked questions is "How does a DTG print cope after multiple washes?" We at Tshirts.co.za are constantly trying to improve our products and help our customers understand the various aspects of Tshirt printing, so we have set ourselves a mini challenge. Follow this article as we wash the same printed black shirt and report back on the outcome.

In this test we are utilizing the following:

T-shirt:160g Black shirt, 100% cotton, carded

Pre-treated: Yes

Heat applied to pre-treatment: 180 deg, for 35 seconds

Design: Kult Heretic Kingdoms

Size of Print: 300mm x 450mm

Ink Usage: White 3.71cc / CMYK 0.44 cc

Washing: As per Tshirt washing instructions:

Cold wash, shirt inside out, print not ironed

Wash 1:

The image on the far left is the original unwashed shirt. The image on the right is after one wash. There was no noticeable colour loss or image quality loss (the lighting does give some variation in the shirt/print colours) We will be posting close ups at the 5 wash points as well as more photos like these.

Wash 3:

After the third washing and drying....still no real noticeable difference. Note, that a good quality shirt will definitely make a difference to the washability/fastness of a digital print as well.

Wash 5:

Once again, no visible colour loss. the pretreatment, white and colour inks are holding incredibly well and there are signs of image breakdown.

Wash 6 & 7:

There was some colour loss of maybe 5% on CMYK colours, which would be relatively standard loss for those colours (and many DTG inks in general). The pretreat,emt and white underbase is holding incredibly well and there are signs of image breakdown.

Wash 1:

The image on the far left is the original unwashed shirt. The image on the right is after one wash. There was no noticeable colour loss or image quality loss (the lighting does give some variation in the shirt/print colours) We will be posting close ups at the 5 wash points as well as more photos like these.

Wash 3:

After the third washing and drying....still no real noticeable difference. Note, that a good quality shirt will definitely make a difference to the washability/fastness of a digital print as well.

Wash 5:

Once again, no visible colour loss. the pretreatment, white and colour inks are holding incredibly well and there are signs of image breakdown.

Wash 6 & 7:

There was some colour loss of maybe 5% on CMYK colours, which would be relatively standard loss for those colours (and many DTG inks in general). The pretreat,emt and white underbase is holding incredibly well and there are signs of image breakdown.