After the 80’s, neon prints are now back in vogue. Bright, fluorescent, colorful, vibrant designs printed on T-shirts and large reams of textiles are seen everywhere these days. However, for those involved in the printing process, the type of fabric being used is an important factor in the quality of the end product. While 100% cotton fabrics lend themselves better to neon prints because of the color shades that can be used, poly-blend neon demand is high.
The type of ink used for the fabric on which neon is to be printed, greatly influences the quality of outcome. Many-a-times in the printing industry, it is perceived that fluorescent dyes do not migrate and as a result, the ink used is similar to the one for 100% cotton. This unfortunately causes the dye to migrate. The other danger is overcompensating for the fluorescence, resulting in an excessively thick ink film, compromising the cure quality and thus the result. So it is important to use proper bleed-resistant printing and curing techniques for Neon Priting.