What is the best way to determine if my garments are fully cured?
While all the temperature measuring devices described above work well, they should only be used to provide a good reference point setting dryer settings. The definitive test to determine a fully cured print is still by washing the printed garment a minimum of three times. To perform this test use two garments that have been printed during a full production run. Do not use a shirt that has been printed and put through the oven by itself. Instead use a fully loaded belt to simulate a production situation. Unlike a conveyor belt loaded with multiple garments, a single garment requires less energy to cure because it does not have to share the heat with other garments. Turn one shirt inside out and leave the other garment right side out and wash with at least 5 pounds of other laundry to simulate the exact conditions in which your customer will launder the garment. One printer I know cuts the design in half and places it inside another t-shirt to simulate turning the shirt inside out. After