For those GT users wanting to do more fashion printing, the Wrap Around Platen is a great compliment to the Touchdown Platen inserts. The Wrap Around Platen allows a GT user to print part on the front of the garment, wrap around the side of the garment and on part on the back of the garment. This type of printing is something that allows GT users to differentiate from its competition and warrant a higher selling price.
Helpful Tips Working with the Wrap Around Platen
Below are some helpful tips when printing with the Wrap Around Platen:
* Be careful removing a printed garment from the Wrap Around Platen. It can be very easy for the shirt to fold over and smear especially if you are printing high up on the Wrap Around Platen.
* With smaller sizes or ladies garments, pay close attention to the seams on the garments to prevent head strikes.
* Dressing the heat press will help minimize the amount of wrinkles on the garment and keep the ink from smearing.
* If you plan on semi-curing the ink on half the garment before pressing it front-to-back (not on the side), point a heat gun away from the inside of the GT printer. You might want to consider hovering with a heat press as well. If you have a conveyor dryer, you can run the printed garment through the conveyor dryer as well.
VIDEO: Printing with the Wrap Around Platen
Below is a video showing how easy it is to print with the Wrap Around Platen.