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Thread: Printing on fabric issues

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    Junior Member narnianquilter's Avatar
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    Printing on fabric issues

    Ok so i am printing pics on fabric and normally have no issues...but this time the ink is bleeding and washing out the pics. here is my question:
    1. How do i stop this?
    2. If i can get it to stop would a light layer the fabric mod podge stop it? What side effects could that have?

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    Super Member Gramie bj's Avatar
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    not sure how to stop it, but won't mod podge wash out?

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    No idea. i have never used it before! I just have a jar that a got for another project completely and wondered

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    Are you using pre treated fabric sheets? either bought pre treated or treated with bubble jet set?
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    Junior Member narnianquilter's Avatar
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    pretreated with Soda Ash solution.

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    Never tried that but have used Bubble Jet Set many times with no issues like you describe.

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    dharmatrading.com has some no-flow primers for fabric that might work for you.

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    The only problem with those is that I have most of the pictures printed. The test sheet I did seemed to work perfectly, so I printed the rest- now I am having the wash out issues.

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    If you're looking for an 'after-the-fact' remedy, I'd say one of the textile mediums would be your best option but they do make the fabric stiff and don't stand up to repeated washing.
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    Could be inks. Try some retayne with it.
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