Magenta is the most fugitive ink, so different black inks, exposed to different waters, will at times bleed red at the edges. The reason we have you soak the printed fabric is to remove excess surface ink, so you do not experience ink bleeding.
Recommendations if you experience ink bleeding
- Soak in a solution of 3 parts distilled water to 1 part fabric softener. Or use a solution called BubbleJet Set.
- Keep the fabric moving when you’re soaking. What you’re doing is getting rid of excess ink, so swish the fabric around in the water solution if you’re getting bleeding. Then at the end, rinse under running water until you do not see any ink coming off.
- Lay the fabric flat on a towel to dry, and blot it with another old towel or paper towels, so that no surface water pools and bleeds into the surrounding areas.