Concentrated pretreat solution ratio is 1:3
Our recommended dilution ratio for the concentrated garment pretreatment is 1 part solution to 3 parts distilled water. By purchasing 1 liter and mixing it with 3 liters of distilled water, you can create a gallon of the solution.
Creek Manufacturing Generation 2 POTENT Pretreatment Solution is a non-toxic spray that should be applied using a machine or while wearing a mask. It serves as an excellent all-in-one solution, eliminating the need to switch between different pretreatments.
It works effectively on cottons and blend fabrics, ensuring good performance and print quality. For all DTG printers that apply white ink to dark garments, garment pretreatment is a necessary step. Typically, this involves spraying the shirt and then applying heat with a press.
This process flattens all the fibers, resulting in a smooth surface ideal for printing. The pretreatment also enhances ink adhesion to the garment, resulting in more vibrant final prints and minimal to no fibrillation (small fibers protruding from the ink).
Creek Manufacturing Generation 2 pretreatment solution feature:
- Conveyor friendly
- Decreases pinholes
- Knocks down fibers well
- Can be hang dried
- Works with blended garm
- Enhances white ink opacity
- Fewer staining issues than our previous version
- Works with all DTG's
- Good stretch
- Increase in washability
- Great price
Application is straightforward: before printing on your garments, spray them with pretreatment solution. DTG pretreatment can be applied to the garment using either a manual hand sprayer or a dedicated automated machine.
IMPORTANT: Pretreatment is a substance that demands serious attention, and it's essential to use the appropriate protective gear like goggles and masks when applying it. While it is non-toxic, it's important to keep in mind that pretreatment essentially consists of adhesive material, and prolonged inhalation of adhesive fumes can have adverse consequences on your health over time.