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Posted on Fri, 16 Apr 2004 at 22:59



I am trying to put a red layer over a black surface using plastisol ink. When I do this, the ink just runs. Ive tried to partial cure the base but that didnt work. I am using Union medium opacity ink. Any suggestions?

Brian

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Anonymous says: Union ink makes a high opacity series. What is your substrate? if it is a textile, use a undercoat of white. if it is a synthentic, why are you using plastisol? By "running", do you mean the substrate ...

Union ink makes a high opacity series. What is your substrate? if it is a textile, use a undercoat of white. if it is a synthentic, why are you using plastisol? By "running", do you mean the substrate is showing though the ink film or do you mean it is slurring?
if it is the latter, you problem is a body issue. the ink is either to soft or to short, Union also makes a thickener, it is moderatly useful.--Thomas

posted on: Sun, 04/18/2004 - 6:17pm
Anonymous says: This isnt the first time this has happened. I have printed a white underbase with a red 2nd color. The red just spreads out over the underbase. I am printing on a t shirt posted on: Sun, 04/18/2004 - 10:43pm
Anonymous says: Our products (roll to roll screen printing machine) who suitable for printing continuously on all roll form such as cotton webbing,elastic, ribbons , shoelaces, straps, lanyards ...etc. posted on: Thu, 05/13/2004 - 7:43am
Anonymous says: Brian, if you are printing on T-shirt substrate, use an under base white that has optical brighteners in it (IC Coatings 711, Tri-Angle Ink's white, Wilflex White tiger, et al), use a 156 or 195 mesh ...

Brian, if you are printing on T-shirt substrate, use an under base white that has optical brighteners in it (IC Coatings 711, Tri-Angle Ink's white, Wilflex White tiger, et al), use a 156 or 195 mesh count for the white, and a 195-230 for the red, then flash the red if it gets over printed by another color. It is also a good idea to use high tension frames, sharper prints, faster press speeds, less ink used. One other thing, if your 2nd color lays down on an underbase without "ink gutters" "trap lines", you will smear the print, have a 2-4 pt. line in between the red and the white that shows, a big white square cut out of Rubylith is not a good underbase. Thomas

posted on: Sun, 06/27/2004 - 10:07am

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