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Using a heat gun please help

Posted on Mon, 26 Apr 2004 at 23:46



well im new to screen printing and ordered a small kit. im just doing shirts for personal use, but would like them to be good quality. i was wondering if i can use a heat gun instead of a flash dryer? i know the convience would be lost, but this heat gun can reach over 920ºF, has a cover so it can spread the heat. isnt that the same as a flash dryer? normally how much heat do the flash dryers run and how long for it to be treated?

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Anonymous says: James, I just started a small business in my home. To dry the shirts, I either use a heatgun to cure the smaller designs. For the bigger prints, i put the shirts on a cookie/baking sheet and place ...

James,

I just started a small business in my home. To dry the shirts, I either use a heatgun to cure the smaller designs. For the bigger prints, i put the shirts on a cookie/baking sheet and place it in my oven at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes and that takes care of it. Just make sure that the shirt doesnt touch the grill below it and that when you are done curing it, when you tug on it it doesnt break apart. Once cured, the ink should be like rubber.

Hope this helps,
Brian

posted on: Wed, 04/28/2004 - 6:58pm
Anonymous says: for personal use a gun will work. Just remember to keep it moving and to hit the entire image. Most recomend not to set your flash unit over 950 degrees. M&R (mrprint.com) has an awsome graph that ...

for personal use a gun will work. Just remember to keep it moving and to hit the entire image. Most recomend not to set your flash unit over 950 degrees. M&R (mrprint.com) has an awsome graph that will show you how fast your print will cure at different temps, and different heights.

posted on: Sat, 05/01/2004 - 2:25am
Anonymous says: James, Niether one will cure your shirts. You need to get Plastisol to 325 for 2 minutes, the best cure is a forced air dryer that cures from both sides. A IR unit will only cure from the top down, the ...

James,
Niether one will cure your shirts. You need to get Plastisol to 325 for 2 minutes, the best cure is a forced air dryer that cures from both sides. A IR unit will only cure from the top down, the ink film may not be cured at the substrate/ink film interface.
Heat guns and flash cures only gel the ink, not fully cure it. A 1000 degree heat gun would catch the garment on fire before it would cure it. Just remember that before you sell jobs, if your not sure, wash the garment about 10 times to be sure. Thomas Dunn thomasdun13@comcast.net

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