Pretreament is a liquid solution used by Direct-to-Garment printers to allow the printing and washability of white ink, or full color images on a variety of colored shirts. The pretreatment acts just like a primer. It allows the white ink printed through the DTG printer to adhere to and sit on top of the shirt. A proper application of pretreatment will help yield better results for any white ink direct to garment printer.
The Original Image Armor DARK Formula helped change the pretreating industry back in 2013. It was a much improved formula over what was currently on the market allowing for a variety of characteristics which included less crystallization of the pretreatment when heat pressing, reduce pretreatment box, greatly improved washability and an increased application window.
Image Armor DARK Shirt Formula is designed for use with all Dupont ink sets for most of the repurposed Epson DTG printers on the market.
The DARK Shirt Formula is designed to be used on midi-dark colored shirts to black garments with white ink printing. A white underbase is required for all CMYK inks being printed otherwise wash ability will suffer.
Fast Gelling: Image Armor Pretreatments are easy to apply either via our Aerosol Spray can or in liquid form using a spray gun or automated pretreatment system.
Use Less Ink: Achieve better and more vibrant colors when using Image Armor DARK.
Less Crystallization: Greatly reduced crystallization on the shirt results in better looking garments and smoother prints.
Washes Better: Increase the wash fastness of any ink set with Image Armor Pretreatments. Improves washability of the printed image making them look better – longer.
Wide Window: The application window is blown wide open – no worrying if the ink will stick after washing.
Image Armor DARK Shirt Formula was created with the idea of making
pretreating as easy as possible.