On Manutech-Print.com discover equipment, supplies and consumables for textile printing professionals. We equip workshops with direct-to-garment (DTG) digital printing, screen printing and transfers. Browse our full range for DTG Pretreatment, affordably priced and of superior quality. Our catalogue includes SK's OEKO TEX pre coating liquid, new and used DTG pretreatment machines and their spare parts.
The pretreatment liquid for direct-to-garment printing by SK.
All DTG pre-treatments of the SK brand are labelled OEKO-TEX. This product has proven its effectiveness in the Asia-Pacific markets. It becomes essential in the US market. Its unique formula was designed by one of the most experienced premium chemical manufacturers in the textile printing industry with 30 years of experience. SK guarantees a truly cost-effective solution with consistent and reliable quality.
SK pretreatments offer many advantages. Premium quality that leaves little to no streaks when using a heat press or drying tunnel. In addition, their more fluid formula preserves the nozzles and the spray system of the Pretreatmaker IV. They are suitable for all direct-to-garment printing devices except Kornit machines.
Manutech-Print, exclusive seller in Europe, distributes its ready-to-use products, no dilution necessary and stock of demineralized water to buy. The pre-treatment liquid exists in packaging of 5L, 20L and 200L depending on the product.
For a larger volume or becoming a local distributor, please contact us.
SK's Universal DTG Pretreatment Solutions
Dark Cotton fixes the white ink from your Brother GTX or Epson SC F3000 printer into the fibres of the garment. The result offers incredible print quality. It faithfully reproduces colours and preserves your textile print.
Light Cotton for light and white cotton improves the excellent quality of your markings. It makes the colours more vivid and brilliant. In addition, they are permanently resistant to washing.
The new and used DTG pretreatment machine on Manutech-Print.com.
Manutech-Print offers new and second-hand DTG pre-treatment machines. Regularly find new offers of DTG pretreatment cabins like the essential Schulze PretreaMaker IV, market leader or the Ispray 2 from SEFA. The DTG printing equipment solution guarantees you a quality, durable investment that is up to 40% cheaper than new.
Ecofreen has been present on the South Asian market and in the USA for several years. The Mister-T2 Pretreatment Spray System is an advanced pretreatment spray machine with dual nozzle cleaning. With the soft and precise jet of this machine, you get quality prints, with excellent results. The Mister-T2 is compact, lightweight and, above all, easy to use.
The second model, the Mister-T2 Pro is ideal for high production textile workshops. Adding to the many features of the Mister-T2, you can place 12 or more t-shirts at a time on a spring-loaded tray. It automatically adjusts the ideal height for a constant spray. The Mister-T2 has a foot pedal to trigger the DTG pretreat liquid. Save time and effort with the open layout, which allows for easy and quick loading/unloading of all your personalisation t-shirts.
Spray nozzles, spare parts and accessories for DTG pretreatment machine.
To complete its offer, Manutech-Print presents all the spare parts for Schulze Pretreatmaker machines and other textile pretreatment systems. We promptly deliver brass nozzles for Pretreatmaker IV (available in stainless steel version), solenoid valves, foam filters and operating pumps.
DTG spare parts available include: cotton pretreatment spray nozzles, polyester pretreatment spray nozzles, compressed air nozzles, canisters and other accessories for pretreatment sprayers.
Our tips for using the DTG precoating liquid from SK.
There are several manufacturers of printers for digital direct-to-garment printing. SK pretreatment liquid is suitable for all DTG printing systems like Brother GTX, Brother GTX Pro, Epson F2000, F3000 series, Polyprint, Anajet. However, do not use it on a Kornit model.
If you already own a t-shirt printer, you may notice that getting a professional print result on dark t-shirts is not so easy. Using a quality DTG precoating optimises your print. It has the function of making the white ink adhere to the hoodies, otherwise it would be washed off in the first wash.
Direct-To-Garment pretreatment liquids that you know on the market are not much. They are mainly offered by DTG ink manufacturers.
Among the different solutions, there are differences in drying times. But the characteristics and the chemical composition are more or less similar between the different products. SK has developed a unique formula, without drawing inspiration from existing products on the market. The result is surprising, it leaves little or no traces and is easy to apply.
How to Calculate the amount of DTG pretreatment to use.
The quantity of SK Dark Cotton pretreatment is calculated according to each colour and model of the textile. To calculate the quantity to be sprayed, start from a starting value of +/-20 g for a surface of 30 x 40cm, on a black T-shirt. Run several tests and place your container above a digital scale. Reset it to 0 after each spray.
Take note of the quantity on each trial as well as the machine settings. Then dry, heat press and print the textiles with the standard settings of your machine.
You should have found a reference value for your textile / colour. Remember to keep it well.
Example process with a DTG pretreatment machine.
First, place your cotton textile in the pretreatment machine. Spray the required dose. Regularly check the scale that your dose of pretreatment liquid doesn't change.
For drying, place your t-shirt for 2 to 4 minutes depending on the power of your drying conveyor. The garment should come out completely dry, with a slightly rough feel. Press to smooth the pretreated area for 5 seconds, using a heat press with strong pressure. Print your textile and dry it again using the tunnel for 3 minutes. Please note, these values are indicative and depend on your equipment and settings.
Second solution, drying with a textile heat press. Place your garment under the press. Set to low to medium pressure (3/4 bar). Press 3 times for 20 seconds with parchment paper above, temperature 180°C.
Our tip let the pre-treatment evaporate overnight. Print the next day. A simple pass under the press for 5 seconds with high pressure will smooth the fibres before printing.
Print the fabric with the usual settings. Then press dry the print with the ink manufacturer's recommended settings.
Our trick, place the press plate 30 seconds to 1 minute above the textile. This prevents the ink from sticking to the platen or teflon sheet before it dries. Please also respect the recommendations of the ink manufacturer.
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