Troubleshooting for Ghosting

Issue

Design smears and creates shadow or blurry askew effect.

Why does ghosting occur?

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Transfer paper slips on fabric while running through heat press/calender.

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Fabric was not properly heat set at mill stage.

TVF works closely with our mills to heat fabrics for dye-sublimation at approx. 390° F, which effectively pre-shrinks the fabrics to prepare it for printing.

Quick Fixes

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Ensure transfer paper and fabric are being fed tightly through the heat press/calender.

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If issue continues, advise customer to utilize “tack” transfer paper.

Tack paper has a lightly coated adhesive that keeps paper from slipping when transferring from paper.

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Re-heat set fabric by running it through the heat press/calender prior to printing.

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