On all prints except waterbase items, colored garments require a white under base. This includes an additional screen & film, as well as an additional color & run charge.
100% Poly & Pigment Dyed Goods, Camo, Tie Dye, & Sublimated Fabrics: Due to the inconsistent dye nature of 100% poly. Garments, an additional barrier gray base screen is required to insure dyes do not migrate into the finished prints.
Dye Migration Warning – Polyester, Nylon, Pigment Dyed, Dye Sublimated fabric, Dye Migration occurs when the dye in the fabric of the garment sublimates and turns into a colored gas. It will then try to escape the garment and can get stuck in the ink that is applied on the garment. It will slowly permeate through and can discolor the ink slightly or completely depending on the garment itself as well as the print process. Darker colored garments are more likely to migrate (red, blue, black, etc.) Dye migration can appear hours or weeks after the ink is cured. Atlas uses polyester inks and additives as well as barrier base inks to attempt to lower the chance of dye migration. However, Atlas cannot control dye migration and the customer must accept the risk of dye migration when printing on these types of materials.