I have a customer that says using a non-PVC ink is a requirement. What is it and how do I do it?
Actually, I think we are the only two people on the board Bob...everyone else is either a computerized spamming robot selling stolen chinese digitalizing software programs for embroidery machines, or else it's nothing but a front for used equipment dealers.
Non-PVC ink? C'mon, it can't be any good for silkscreenin' unless it's toxic and smells bad.
Don't forget the taste Andy, without the taste I would not have stayed in the industry this long, its finger lickin good. Especially now that we have the "green" inks and the non-PVC (whatever that appears to be, seems no one knows for sure) but I bet it would go good with the ham and cheese sandwhiches down the dryers at lunch time.
party in the press room!
Cut the laquer thinner with some tequila and we be rockin'.
So Bron, I know this isn' t the right space to be discussing this, but tell me, don't you find the sandwiches are browned much nicer in gas powered conventional dryers than with these new fangled UV units?
You bet, back in the old days, (with the iron ships and the wooden men) with the gas dryer, and the occasional help of a flash cure unit and a little butter, you could really make that bread toast up nice. With this UV tecnology it takes a whole bunch times thru the unit to do the same thing. Even then its not as good. Crust gets brittle.
Before we had to worry about the VOC's and MRP's and all the other three letter acronyms that you couldn't eat, drink, or wash in, it was a lot more fun.
You're right we should be on a different board discussing this, how about the help wanted board?
So Clark, Linda, et al
I got the April issue of Screenprinting magazine in front of me.
'PVC - FREE INKS'
There's a press release form International Coatings about their new PVC Pthalate free (so that's how you spell it!) inks line.
Ultra Mix 1200
'Ink applied in the same manner...as conventional plastisols'
contact them at 800 423 4103
Try and learn something new everyday...it's good for you.
oh yeah...in future, all ink related posts in the Inks and Coatings section, this type of rule breaking anarchy may bring about the demise of western civilization and the screen printing industry. Do you want to go back to blowing inks out of your mouth over your hand on the walls of caves? Could happen, I'm just sayin'....follow the rules.
Thats what I said, but we got this guy Clark that doesnt know anything and hes posting it everywhere. I know hes just trying to get info, but jeez I dont think he knows anything. I dont think he really even prints.
Bob, forgive me if I want to learn. After all, I thought that was one of the reason people visit forums. Sorry to waste your time. And by the way, if you would like to know what I do, I own my own promotional company called Countrywide Promotions. So yes, I do print. Why else would I be asking these questions?
Bob, Linda,and especially you Andy and Bron.
Clark, you can't really have thought it would be this easy. Take five seconds and place a blurb in an industry's social forum website and expect to actually get a technical answer to something. If you did, what a sad commentary on American Business practices.
It's called HARD WORK. The days of making money screen printing from your garage are gone with the 60's.
Call your ink supplier / manufacturer (if you actually DO screen printing you would have to have one). We couldn't begin to give you the information and background on what your asking here. Remember that the American attention span is merely minutes long nowadays...............I'm sorry who are you and what was I saying.
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