How to solve DTF Ink flowing/running/dripping/leaking?

DTF Ink flowing/running/dripping/leaking can be a common problem when printing with DTF ink. This issue can be caused by various factors, here are some steps you can take to solve the problem of DTF Ink flowing/running/dripping/leaking:

1. Check the Film is Damp

You can try to print the same pattern with a new film at the same settings to check if your film is good. Also, make sure your printer’s front heating function is on, it helps the ink to dry.

2. Check the Ink Loading

Recommend printing with 60-70% white ink.  We know that some customers want to print 100% white to get good coverage, in this case, there is a possibility of ink+flowing problems.

It is recommended to try to decrease white ink loading, if it is not possible, you can try YIQIA DIGITAL Double-sided DTF Film which has perfect ink absorption ability.


3. Clean the Print Head

If the print head is clogged or dirty, it can cause the ink to flow or drip. You can use a cleaning solution or a lint-free cloth to clean the print head. It is essential to perform regular maintenance on your printer to prevent clogs and ensure that the ink flows correctly.

4.  Check the Ink Quality 

Ensure that you are using high-quality DTF ink like YIQIA DIGITAL DTF INK. Poor-quality ink can cause flow problems and affect the overall print quality. YIQIA DIGITAL DTF INK is specially formulated to provide excellent results and minimize flow issues.


5.  Check the Ink  Shelf Life

Check whether the use of ink has passed the shelf life, the use of expired ink tends to lead to ink flow problems.

6.  Adjust the Print Speed

Sometimes, adjusting the print speed can help to solve the problem of DTF ink flowing. If the print speed is too high, the ink may not have enough time to dry, causing it to flow or drip. Slow down the print speed and see if it helps to solve the problem.

By following these steps, you can solve the problem and produce high-quality prints with ease. If you still have questions, welcome to talk with YIQIA DIGITAL.

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