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Silk screen printing Answered


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?

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caitlinsdad (author)2012-09-20

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?

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The entire white fabric field turns pale yellow. Not pretty.

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