Bleeding is when the inks splurge over the edges of parts of design during the print process. This can happen for the following reasons: 

  1. Your squeegee is too soft. When printing on softer fabrics e.g., thick T-shirts and fleecies, try using a harder squeegee and make sure the pressure you apply is firm and even. 
  1. A rounded squeegee blade produces a broader hydrostatic pulse which contributes to splurge. Ensure that your squeegee blades are sharpened to a hard right angle. 
  1. The squeegee is too horizontal. A squeegee angle of about 15–30-degree off vertical works well. 
  1. You are pushing too much ink through the screen on the flood stroke. Do not press too hard on the screen when flooding.