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Water Based Screen Printing Ink: 3 Tips You Need to Know

Publicado por Jeffrey Gononsky en

Many screen printers don’t use water based inks simply because they think that screen printing with waterbased ink is tricky and complicated.  But do you know these inks can be a joy to use and printing with water based inks can give you a smooth result? If done right, your prints will be softer to touch, more detailed, more environment-friendly as compared to other inks. The result will also be more durability when compared to the plastisol ink.  All you need is to learn some key tips and tricks about using waterbased inks for your printing process, and you can...

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Plastisol Screen Printing Inks Uses and Supplies

Publicado por Jeffrey Gononsky en

Before answering the big question - "Why Plastisol is rated as the best screen printing ink", we should get the answer for - "What is plastisol ink?"  Plastisol is a suspension of PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) in liquid plasticizer. Plastisol easily flows like a liquid when poured into a heated mold. Holden's Screen Supply has our own line of professional plastisols. It is commonly used as an ink in screen printers for textile for screen printing.  As stated above, it is used in the textile industry for screen printing purposes, and hence are often called textile ink.  Since its inception...

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Screen Printing Ink - Which Type is Best for Your Project?

Publicado por Jeffrey Gononsky en

In this high-tech era, the art of printing has witnessed a noteworthy change. The invention of various printing techniques and fabric inks, together with the ever-changing preferences of customers have set the new course for the printing industry.  Screenprinting is a highly popular printing technique used by companies to print on fabrics and other surfaces. This particular printing process utilizes mesh screen to transfer the fabric screenprint ink onto the surface of the substrate. The fabric sheet is then sent to the conveyor dryers to cure and dry the ink.  Screen printing is relatively easy to undertake, efficient at producing...

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