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Posted on Thu, 22 Jul 2004 at 21:18



I am in need of advice if possible---am running production in a shop that has a electric dryer running at 225 degree temp and running conventional inks on V-400 vinyl. Seeing alot of play in the material from run to run and wondering if TEMP is too high or maybe should try on a more stable stock if there is one---I am experienced in rack drying and UV printing and drying and know how to control variables---but running conventional down dryer on vinyl has me concerned---screens are newman at 25 newton tension so I know the screen prep should be in order---ANY ADVICE would be greatly appreciated---Thanks---Brian

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Anonymous says: Turn the heat down, you need more airflow and less heat, this has worked better for me in the past. posted on: Fri, 07/23/2004 - 1:22pm
Anonymous says: I am not sure what type of ink you are using. However, when we print conventional inks at our shop we use S2 vinyl ink or GV ink from Nazdar. I have found that the S2 cure with a temperature of about ...

I am not sure what type of ink you are using. However, when we print conventional inks at our shop we use S2 vinyl ink or GV ink from Nazdar. I have found that the S2 cure with a temperature of about 125 degrees. Of course You will find that belt speed will be adjustable depending upon color, coverage, and thickness of your ink layer. this might lead you to check your stencil thickness and mesh count. If your layer is to thick then you might only provide a "surface" cure to the ink. This could be a problem if the prints are going to be stacked right out of the dryer. As far as the vinyl is concerened are you pre-shrinking the vinyl prior to printing?
Hope this helps.
David J. Lee

posted on: Tue, 08/03/2004 - 3:29pm
Anonymous says: listen to this guy. if you want to stay in screen printing, you should build an altar for stevedave next to your press out of mis registrations, color swatches, a lot of freakin tape, and empty 44 oz. ...

listen to this guy. if you want to stay in screen printing, you should build an altar for stevedave next to your press out of mis registrations, color swatches, a lot of freakin tape, and empty 44 oz. cups half full of watered down dr. pepper. you think im lying?
huh?

posted on: Mon, 08/09/2004 - 12:47pm

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