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Old November 4th, 2012 Nov 4, 2012 7:54:22 AM -   #16 (permalink)
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For the roller. I throw it in a bucket of water. Then before use just use an old shirt or rag. Squeeze the excessive water out. Strait up most the water based adhesive is too sticky for my liking. The water cut some of the adhesive. For quick clean up of platens flash the platen and get hot the use and old shirt or scrub pad and remove lint. Reflash and your good to go. I use the product for hoodies strait up just roll on a good amount. I can get 2-3 hoodies and the a quick wipe and 2-3 more. Still to me beats web spray when you consider clean up and changing platen tape after using.
 
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Do you just squirt/pour some adhesive straight from a bottle onto the platen then, and use the roller just to distribute and cut it down?
 
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Sben: I might have to try the roller--you've never had the glue pull up on the INSIDE of hoodies? I'm guessing you flash after you re-apply?

I believe I read on here someone just kept a bucket with a diluted glue layer on the bottom--just leave the roller in there and use an airtight lid, and maybe add a little water when it thickens up--sounded like a reasonable idea.

Personally, I put a little 1"/2-3cm puddle on the platen and spread it evenly with a card/tag. (Thanks Nike!) I like the idea of the roller, but dislike the idea of having more stuff lying around.
 
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Old November 5th, 2012 Nov 5, 2012 9:23:14 AM -   #19 (permalink)
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Richie:

We don't use rollers for the application of the water based glue - just fill a generic condiment bottle with a squirt lid. Squirt a little out on the platen and use a piece of stiff plastic to card it around the platen and leave a thin deposit. Need more? Squirt a little more.

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Default Re: Spray Tack safety

I think I'll try Marshall's idea. The less cleaning up the better in my book and having a little condiment bottle to hand sounds no harder than keeping a can of spray tack to hand

Thanks guys - I'll try it next time I replace my pallet paper. Looking forward to reducing the mess and expense

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i card it around also but take the roller so that there is a nice even layer. For the Hoodies I put the adhesive on without diluting it with water and a good thick layer flash and reapply and flash again. then I just wipe the fuzz off with water every other hoodie and flash platen and its ready
 
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Just a note. I have been using low-tack shelf paper instead of platen tape. Been using it for several months now and it works great. Just as durable as platen tape I used before, easy to apply, easy to remove and waaaaayyyyyy cheaper. I got a 15' roll of 20" wide white and it was like $7 or so.
 
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I use med tack transfer/application tape. Same exact stuff as platen tape. 18x100yards $43. 20x100yards $47. 20" wide is $.15 ft. Yours is .47 ft. Not sure why everyone says hard to remove. If you flash the platen and get good and hot is peels off easily.

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I'd just mention that all platen *or* transfer tape is made the same. I had a batch a few years back that didn't always pull clean--if I drew a line on it with a ball point pen, it would rip there when I pulled it. And I'd watch out for the plastic liner transfer tape, although I've never tried it for a non-vinyl application, I don't think I want to smell it under a flash.


I think what he's getting is more like .30 a foot (square foot, at least)
Somewhere around ten cents a square foot sounds about right when you're buying 100 yds.
 
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If you're going to go the transfer paper route to protect your platens, instead of "platen tape" there are two main brands of higher quality. TransferRite, and RTape. Each of these companies offers a variety transfer paper with different amounts of tackiness. Low, medium, and high. My preference is a medium RTape.

Stay away from clear transfer tape for platen protection. However, I like to use clear transfer tape when I'm checking my registration. It's far easier than applying several strips of packing tape over your initial base test print, and it cleans up easily when you're wiping off the registration tests.
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Default Re: Spray Tack safety

ops. its acualy $.47 ft. vs $.15 a linerar ft Med tack R tape is what most the screen printing stores sell. I buy smart tack from Earl Mich. As Tyson mentioned all application tape is not the same. The smart tack is cheaper then the R tape and maybe has a little less tack so maybe why I dont have any issues removing. I been keeping track since my last tape change 1456 shirts and 26 revesible basketball jerseys and the again for numbering the backs for a total of 1534. 1 application of pro bond mixed 3:1 cleaned 6 times with water.
 
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never tried the pro bond but it sounds like a good alternative.
 
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Do you guys like Pro Bond better than Tex Tac? Just wondering.
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Do you guys like Pro Bond better than Tex Tac? Just wondering.
I have only used the pro bond. What i liked about it was you can dilute to cut the amount of tack and goes a long way. A supplier gave me a pint to try a few years back and I have used ever since. Might have to check out Tex Tac
 
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Sounds like my quart of pro bond is going to last a while! Great info on this thread. Many thanks - this is why this forum is so awesome. It's nothing without everyone chipping in their experiences, so we can all improve and make our "hobbies" (and by that I mean businesses) more successful.

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