does any one have any recomendations on a small dryer (8ft) that can handle discharge and waterbase with out scorching shirts?
Almost any dryer can handle discharge and waterbase. We sell some very small dryers at the Screenprint Store (http://screenprintstore.com) that will satisfy your needs quite inexpensively.
You obviously don't know what you are talking about when it comes to dryers....
The best small dryer out there that will handle discharge and waterbase printing is the M&R Heatwave gas dryer. I is the smalest, most efficient gas dryer on the market, and will perfect for your application.
Sounds like an advertisement for M&R. They do make great products. No question there, but to say that it is "The best small dryer" is a bit much. To say that it is the "smallest, most efficient gas dryer on the market" is direct from their literature.
I have been a screenprinter for most of my 64 years and a consultant in the screenprinting industry for half of that. I have consulted with some of the largest print shops in the world who do water based and discharge inks. So, I do have some idea of "what I am talking about when it comes to dryers."
While gas dryers do a much faster job of curing water based inks, an infrared unit is also quite capable of curing water based inks. You can even use a clothes line for air dry water based inks. Discharge can be set with a simply flash unit.
The key here is that the original post asked the question "does any one have any recomendations on a small dryer (8ft) that can handle discharge and waterbase with out scorching shirts?"
The Heatwave is 16-feet, 4-inch in length, hardly the 8-foot that the poster was asking for.
Bill Hood Consulting
Bill Hood Books
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Bill Hood Books
Just like a consultant, you are pretty full of yourself. I wasn't going to reply, but you just could't leave it alone... I have been involved with discharge printing since 1990, I beta tested discharge inks for several ink companies, even developed additives for this ink, I have won golden squeege awards for discharge printing so i know what kind of dryer will work. I'm not trying to sell anyone an M&R dryer, unlike yourself who's pedling a couple little electric dryers on your website. You call yourself a consultant? You are nothing but a salesman. when you make a statement that almost any dryer will work with discharge and waterbased printing, you just told anyone in the industry that has printed with waterbased inks, that you don't know anything about it. That kind of advice only works on someone starting out. can't imagine that they actualy pay you for it...
See, never claim to be an expert, there is allways someone out there that knows more than you.... and me.
I bow to the expert on discharge and water based inks. I notice that you are with Nazdar, which does sell M&R Equipment, so that means we are both salespeople who are here to offer expertise and help to others.
Sorry I ruffled your feathers. Best of luck to you in all that you do.
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