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Question Using a flat bed UV Printer as a DTG

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Jon Lasers & Printing, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Hey guys, I'm very new to uv printing. I mostly run laser cutters and engravers. I have a Fujifilm 4'x8' uv flat bed printer and I finally have it working correctly. I'm printing on all sorts of materials. Problem is when I try to print white on dark fabric the white isn't bold enough to really work correctly. I've even tried to run 4 layers of white before running the color. Not much better. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    Use a dye sub machine?

    UV is not the right machine for this.
     
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  3. ewded

    ewded Active Member

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    You need a pre treatment just like normal dtg I guess
     
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  4. Eric Butler

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    Same thing here. You'll never be able to lay enough white down to make that work.
     
  5. 10sacer

    10sacer Active Member

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    Using a UV device for DTG printing is a terrible idea.
    Wait til you run across a customer who has a nasty skin reaction to the chemicals in UV ink.
     
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