Troubleshooting for Fabric Shrinkage and Scorching

Issue

Fabric shrinks after being run through the heat press/calender and/or turns yellow (scorching).

Why does fabric shrinkage and scorching occur?

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The heat press/calender was set at too high of a temperature.

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The fabric was not properly heat set at mill stage.

Quick Fixes

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Reduce heat press/calender temperature and, if necessary, reduce dwell time.

Gradually increase temperature and/or dwell time until finished print has proper color, ink saturation, and penetration without shrinkage or scorching.

FABRIC SHRINKAGE AND SCORCHING IS CAUSED BY AN EXCESS OF HEAT
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