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Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2004 at 12:30



Hey gang,

Start up biz here.........I have an 8 press 4 station manual

I do not own any squeeges yet...(still getting everything together)

Any recommendations on what to purchse? Or who to deal through?

Do I go with singles?...triples?....do different processes require certain kinds of sqeeges?

please advise

thanx

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Anonymous says: I like the 60/90/60 triples. One place to get them is Lawson at http://www.lawsonsp.com/. They don't bend because of the 90, but they have a conforming edge because of the 60. I like to glue them in the ...

I like the 60/90/60 triples. One place to get them is Lawson at http://www.lawsonsp.com/. They don't bend because of the 90, but they have a conforming edge because of the 60. I like to glue them in the handle with silicone: prevents ink from getting in there and speeds cleanup. If you printed decals or other non-textile substrates, the 70/90/70 would give you a thinner ink deposit.
Good luck,
Paul

posted on: Thu, 02/26/2004 - 2:11pm
Anonymous says: I'm wondering what the difference in the durometer ratings means as far as applying ink to T-shirts. We're still printing novices and we have two types of squeegees. One is a very hard rubber which ...

I'm wondering what the difference in the durometer ratings means as far as applying ink to T-shirts. We're still printing novices and we have two types of squeegees. One is a very hard rubber which I like a lot. I assume that this squeegee has a pretty high durometer rating (70-90). We also have a squeegee that is much flimsier and a lot more porous which causes the ink to dry on the squeegee and sometimes the rubber of the squeegee flakes off and gets into the ink. I don't like the flimsier one at all. I assume that it has a much lower durometer rating. I was wondering about the triples (60/90/60). I like the sound of them, the 90 center sounds perfect, but I don't want the 60 outside edges to be as porous and flimsy as the flimsy squeegees I have now. Could someone tell me if this is the case? Or are they really nice and firm. I don't know much about this stuff yet, so I could be totally off. Please help. Thanks.

posted on: Wed, 04/28/2004 - 11:38am
Anonymous says: Marq, Triple duro's are Ok, in theory, however they have a nasty habit of de-laminating, so if your doing process work, that is un acceptable, nothing like a huge chunk of rubber missing out the center ...

Marq,
Triple duro's are Ok, in theory, however they have a nasty habit of de-laminating, so if your doing process work, that is un acceptable, nothing like a huge chunk of rubber missing out the center of your blade.
Singles are cheaper and last longer, and if your not doing critical, who cares?
As far as suppliers, I don't know where you live, so I can't make a suggestion as to a supplier, except check if they are SGIA members. THOMAS DUNN

posted on: Sun, 06/27/2004 - 3:35pm

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