Troubleshooting for Grinning

Issue

White fiber is exposed in a print when stretched or folded.

Why does grinning occur?

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Ink is unable to fully penetrate the fabric likely due to the fabric’s construction, elasticity, or lack of saturation.

Quick Fixes

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Ensure proper amount of ink is being printed to transfer paper.

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Increase temperature and/or dwell time on heat press/calender (gradually) to force ink deeper into fibers.

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Additional ink (saturation) and higher heat press/calender settings are likely more necessary for thicker, plush fabrics.

Best Fixes

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Do what fashion designers do and lay out the print in the opposite direction.

SIMPLY ROTATE THE PRINT TO RESOLVE THE COMMON GRIN-THROUGH ISSUE.
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