Silk screen printing


We are trying to silk screen on white cotton handkerchiefs.

They take the ink fine. The white fabric turns a shade of yellow. That's the trouble.

Why is this happening? We have used two different handkerchiefs, both purportedly 100% cotton and the same thing has happened twice. This is being done by a professional silk screener....whaddaya think?

caitlinsdad5 years ago
What part turns yellow? The area around the printing which may have soaked up some of the ink solvent? Or did they treat your fabric with a spray sizing that allows the ink to print better and not bleed?
pinkyjabberbox (author)  caitlinsdad5 years ago
The entire white fabric field turns pale yellow. Not pretty.