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Fixation agent (pretreat)

What is a fixation agent?

A fixation agent, also known as a print fixation solution, is an essential component in the printing process, particularly for direct-to-garment (DTG) prints. Its purpose is to permanently bond the ink to the fabric, ensuring the print remains vibrant and durable even after washing. Applying the fixation agent to the printed area helps prevent the ink from flaking or fading. 

This solution is typically odorless and leaves neither residue nor discoloration on the garment. It’s needed to ensure the ink sets properly and withstands repeated washes, giving customers peace of mind that their printed shirts will maintain their quality over time.


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