Printing on a t-shirt with a LEF 200

General discussion on ideas and applications. Things you've done, things you're considering, things you find tricky
Post Reply
Lecram
Member
Posts: 31
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:37 am

Printing on a t-shirt with a LEF 200

Post by Lecram » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:15 pm

I did a test print on a t-shirt with my LEF 200. The result is great. Even after several washes in a laundry machine at 60C, the colours are still great. I could have printed it a bit lighter.
Attachments
DSCF5963_resize.JPG
LEF-200 owner. I print face plates for classic motorcycle clocks: www.CB750faces.com

User avatar
Kai Perry
Moderator
Posts: 3134
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:59 pm
Location: Clevedon
Contact:

Re: Printing on a t-shirt with a LEF 200

Post by Kai Perry » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:42 am

We have a few people printing on clothing with the LEF series, the main issue is due to the ink sitting on the surface rather then being absorbed by the material, this causes the whole print to be removed when washing instead of the standard fading.
Kai Perry
Application Engineer
Roland DG (UK) Ltd
http://www.rolanddg.co.uk

Lecram
Member
Posts: 31
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:37 am

Re: Printing on a t-shirt with a LEF 200

Post by Lecram » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:50 am

Kai Perry wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:42 am
...the main issue is due to the ink sitting on the surface rather then being absorbed by the material, this causes the whole print to be removed when washing instead of the standard fading.
That probably depends on the material of the clothing. The t-shirt I printed on is made of cotton. That sticks perfectly, even after several hot washes.
LEF-200 owner. I print face plates for classic motorcycle clocks: www.CB750faces.com

User avatar
Kai Perry
Moderator
Posts: 3134
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:59 pm
Location: Clevedon
Contact:

Re: Printing on a t-shirt with a LEF 200

Post by Kai Perry » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:25 am

Good to hear, have you tried adding gloss effects to the print?
Kai Perry
Application Engineer
Roland DG (UK) Ltd
http://www.rolanddg.co.uk

Lecram
Member
Posts: 31
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:37 am

Re: Printing on a t-shirt with a LEF 200

Post by Lecram » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:05 pm

Kai Perry wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:25 am
Good to hear, have you tried adding gloss effects to the print?
No, just CMYK.
LEF-200 owner. I print face plates for classic motorcycle clocks: www.CB750faces.com

User avatar
Joe Wigzell
Gold Member
Posts: 942
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:07 am
Location: Clevedon, North Somerset
Contact:

Re: Printing on a t-shirt with a LEF 200

Post by Joe Wigzell » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:22 pm

Interesting, I would just make sure ALL the ink is cured before putting it near any skin!
Joe Wigzell
Academy and Creative Centre Manager
Roland DG UK Ltd
http://www.rolanddg.co.uk

Lecram
Member
Posts: 31
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:37 am

Re: Printing on a t-shirt with a LEF 200

Post by Lecram » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:24 pm

Joe Wigzell wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Interesting, I would just make sure ALL the ink is cured before putting it near any skin!
I ran an additional UV curing after printing. My skin is still fine ;)
LEF-200 owner. I print face plates for classic motorcycle clocks: www.CB750faces.com

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest