How to Screen Print on Poly Shirts

In this video, Geno Talkington of Wichita Screen Printing gives printers the rundown on polyester shirts.

Video takeaways:

  • Poly inks cure at 280 degrees F (dye-sub is no worry)
  • Poly inks tend to flash quickly for those performing wet-on-wet prints
  • Leaving a poly shirt under a flash too long can cause shrinkage
  • Consider putting the shirt through the conveyor dryer to encourage any shrinkage prior to the press
  • Consider using triple-durometer squeegees for the best results

Watch the full video for insights on mesh count.

Allee Bruce

Alexandria Bruce

Alexandria Bruce is the former managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO magazine.

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