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white ink for dark fabrics

Posted on Wed, 14 Jan 2004 at 10:44



im a newbie in t shirt printing and quite interested in printing in black fabrics (cotton). i did a couple of projects using white opaque textile ink. i noticed that the print doesnt come out evenly. there are parts of the print that appears light.

i was thinking that this could be due to the type of paint i'm using. can u guys provide help on which type of ink to use in screen printing using dark fabrics???

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Anonymous says: Chardex has followed you the following steps? You need to keep the screen from 1/16" to 1/8" off the shirt this is called off-contact printing and is how all good printing is done. Most ink on the market ...

Chardex has followed you the following steps?

You need to keep the screen from 1/16" to 1/8" off the shirt this is called off-contact printing and is how all good printing is done.

Most ink on the market it a little too thick to print easily by hand. It generally needs a slight amount of reduction "curable reducer"

Squeegee presure- If your ink is too thick then you have to apply lots of pressure to get the ink through the screen. This excessive pressure spreads the ink and causes shadowed, uneven prints. If the ink is the right thickness (viscosity) you should be able to use medium pressure with one stroke and have a great print. When printing on dark shirts you will find that excessive pressure drives the ink too deep into the garment and it actually isn't as bright as when you lighten up a little.

Plastisol ink tends to get a little thicker or "body up" when it isn't in use so you should always stir the ink before you thin it.

Good luck!!!!!!!

Edwin Rivera

posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 1:34pm
Anonymous says: use a 86 or 110 mesh stretched really tight , stroke it twice making sure the goes on the shirt and cleans out of the screen. flash, then print your other colors through a 195 or above then flash the ...

use a 86 or 110 mesh stretched really tight , stroke it twice making sure the goes on the shirt and cleans out of the screen. flash, then print your other colors through a 195 or above then flash the other colors before the black print

posted on: Tue, 01/20/2004 - 8:14pm
Anonymous says: Chardex, The best way to cure this problem is to print, flash, print the white. A couple things, now that your out of college, they are called "JOBS", not PROJECTS, And it is INK, NOT PAINT, that goes ...

Chardex,
The best way to cure this problem is to print, flash, print the white.
A couple things, now that your out of college, they are called "JOBS", not PROJECTS,
And it is INK, NOT PAINT, that goes into the press, if you went to a trade show and called it "PAINT", I believe you would get your assed kicked. Do I look like I work for Sherwin Williams?----Cheers, Thomas Dunn thomasdunn13@comcast.net

posted on: Sun, 06/27/2004 - 12:02pm
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