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Dyes

Posted on Sun, 11 Jun 2006 at 18:58



Hi.
I've been reading a lot about screen printing and I recently discovered that you can thicken dyes and use them in screen printing. I was just wondering why so many choose inks when dyes have some fairly good attributes going for it (ie. doesn't change the feel of the material, holds up very well when washing etc.)
Any opinions or thoughts from those with knowledge regarding dye painting would be greatly appreciated!

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nekononemaki says: I think the thickener is sodium alginate. You can find out more about this at Dharmatrading.com or on the message boards at Craftster.org. Dharma is the best store for all sorts of dying things, and usualy ...

I think the thickener is sodium alginate. You can find out more about this at Dharmatrading.com or on the message boards at Craftster.org. Dharma is the best store for all sorts of dying things, and usualy has some pretty good tutorials too.

posted on: Sun, 07/16/2006 - 3:52pm

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