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How do I keep my screen from clogging up?

Posted on Thu, 23 Sep 2004 at 19:45



Yep, I'm a beginner at this.

I am using Versatex super opaque white ink on black shirts and a speedball screen i bought at a local art store that did not have a screen mesh count on it. It seems I can only get one nice print out of the screen before it gets clogged and lines start disappearing on the next print. According to the Vesatex directions I added water to the ink to thin it out. This helped but now i have to make three passes for the ink to be bright on the shirt and the second print is still losing lines. Should I add even more water? Is there something else I can add instead of water? Does Vesatex ink just suck?

Thank you.

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Anonymous says: Dave, every ink will require a specific mesh count for what you are trying to print. You stated that the frame has no mesh count number on it, so all your problems are more than likely due to the wrong ...

Dave, every ink will require a specific mesh count for what you are trying to print. You stated that the frame has no mesh count number on it, so all your problems are more than likely due to the wrong mesh. The ink you are using, I have never heard of before. Is this a waterbased air dry ink? Wat you really need is the proper mesh frame, the ink is going on a dark garment so thinning it out will only make the problems worse. E-mail me with your phone number, I can help better by talking to you.

posted on: Fri, 09/24/2004 - 9:02am

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