A ‘pre-treatment’ or ‘underbase layer’ is applied to dark and coloured garments, creating a base layer and allowing the design to sit on top. Next, they are heat pressed to flatten fibres, and then cured in a small tunnel heater after printing.
Sometimes the pre-treatment can react to the garment and can leave quite an obvious staining (as seen above, the “square” around the artwork). We aren’t able to know that this will happen until we have applied the pre-treatment and wait for a reaction.
Prints onto dark and coloured garments can appear less vibrant and/or grainy
We’re unable to match to exact Pantone (PMS) Colour Codes meaning your print may come out a slightly different colour than you are expecting or that we can achieve with screen printing.
Polyester garments or sports shirts cannot be printed using this process due to the low cotton content, we suggest least 80% cotton.