Help! Opaque white cracking...
  • Hi all, I need some help. I'm screen printing opaque white on a black 100% cotton gildan tees. It's a large image therefore a lot of white. I tried screen, flash and screen again. I tried just one pass and still no luck. After screening I let them air dry and used my heat press at 350° for 15 seconds. The tees are cracking quite a bit. My questions are: at what temp do I need to set my press and for how long do I press? Should I not flash between screenings? ANY help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks so much.
    -Alis
  • Hi Alis,

    A couple of things: first, are you using Versatex or Jacquard Screen Ink opaque white?
    And second, regardless of which of the two you are using - if, when you say 'flash' you mean that you are quick drying the first application of color before applying a second that may be the problem.

    Let me know and we'll get to the bottom of this.

    anet