Image Lock Bro - Concentrate
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Image Lock Bro is a Concentrated Pre-Treat Fluid specifically formulated for the Brother Direct-to-Garment (DTG) inks and printers. The recommended dilution ratio is 1: 2.5 with distilled water.
- Soft Feel
- Wash Fastness
- Brighter color
This pretreat solution is designed for cotton material, with wide application parameters. Image Lock-Bro is specifically designed to minimize staining and blocking, and to increase color brilliance, soft hand feel, and wash fastness for Brother direct to garment prints.
Important Application Directions: Image Lock Bro can be applied with any automatic spray unit, like the Lawson Zoom-AE or Zoom-XL automatic spray system, or can be applied by hand with a mist sprayer, pump sprayer, airbrush or garden sprayer, etc.
Spray an even coat of pre-treat solution in the print location. Do not over-saturate the garment. Dry pre-treat solution with a specialized conveyor dryer (like the Lawson Frontier, Digi-Star, or Omega System 3 Dryer) or by using a heat transfer press.
Curing: When using a heat transfer press to dry, DO NOT use a Teflon sheet or silicone treated parchment paper to protect the garment, and DO NOT clamp the heat transfer press too tight. Simply lower the press to set on top of the garment and use a plain paper (or non-silicone treated parchment) as a protective sheet. Press the garment for 10 seconds at 330°F. Remove the pre-treatment paper and then press for an additional 10 - 15 seconds.
Too much pre-treatment may leave a stain on the garment and will cause the image to flake and peel during wash tests. Lighter garment colors require less pre-treatment than black or navy. Garments can be pre-treated in advance in batches before final printing.
Curing Finished Print: Fully printed shirts must be heat cured at 330°F (165°C) for at least 90 to 180 seconds (depending on the shirt color) with a heat transfer press, using medium to heavy pressure with silicone treated parchment paper cover; heat transfer paper; or for glossy prints, a Teflon sheet.
Warning: This pre-treatment is designed to have a chemical reaction with the White ink. It is VERY IMPORTANT that the print head does NOT touch a pre-treated garment or this chemical reaction can take place in the print head and permanently clog it. Always check the print head and garment clearance before printing.
Storage: Keep tightly capped in a cool, 50-100°F (19-38°C) area.
Wash-ability: Wash garments inside out in cold water using a delicate setting on dryer.