Safety Colors

Printing Recommendations for Safety Green and Safety Orange

The fluorescent dyes used to make Safety Green and Safety Orange are sensitive to high temperatures.

Hanes® is working with the dye manufacturers to minimize the issue but would like to provide decorators with recommendations for the best results when printing on these types of fluorescent colors. Exceeding the recommendations below could lead to product discoloration.

  • Actual heat on the ink needs to be controlled ideally in the 320 to 330 degree F range.
    Most plastisol inks will cure at 320 degrees F.
  • Dwell times in the dryer need to be limited to no more than 90 seconds.
  • Flash curing need to be limited to 2-3 seconds during the printing process and care should be taken to not have the flash cure unit too close to the garment.