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Old 2 Weeks Ago Sep 28, 2019 5:14:25 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ecotex discharge colored ink powder?

I ordered some nuclear green wb discharge green from ecotex. Can I use any agent with this stuff? Have magnacolors non formaldehyde agent and either matsui or union powder. I think it was zfs powder not sure.

Will either of those work with it? Was using Permaset supercover glow green but it’s very thick, have to use a base to reduce strokes and it keeps getting mold.

Hoping I can get the ecotex to be my one hit wonder.
 
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Default Re: Ecotex discharge colored ink powder?

Hmm, why use Supercover for discharge printing? The point of Supercover is that it is a super-opaque high-pigment ink that doesn't need an underbase. The point of discharge is to nuke the color out of the fabric so you don't need an underbase OR an ink like Supercover.

I'd use ZFS since it generally gives better results. As far as I know, discharge inks depend upon the agent that is added, and not what is in the ink itself--so shouldn't be anything to be incompatible with. But it's generally smart to test anyway. Their activator is stated to be a powder, so probably ZFS ... but they go to pains not to mention what it is. (The only non-ZFS activator I've used was a liquid).
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Thanks for reply. Wasn’t using supercover with discharge. Just by itself I wasn’t getting the cover and feel combination I was looking for. It felt like neenas dark transfer. A sheet of transfer paper. Plastisol has a softer feel to it.

Am hoping that with the ecotex discharge ink I can do 1 pass and be done with it.
 
 
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Got the ink in today and did a test run using unions discharge agent. Man what a difference. I’m not sure if ecotex is a name brand or has a good reputation but this ink did the freakin job and I’m impressed. The one hit wonder I was looking for. Don’t have to do an under base or mix colors with discharge. Easy, fast and smelly.

Gonna do another test run and I’ll post a before and after pic.
 
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Got the ink in today and did a test run using unions discharge agent. Man what a difference. I€™m not sure if ecotex is a name brand or has a good reputation but this ink did the freakin job and I€™m impressed. The one hit wonder I was looking for. Don€™t have to do an under base or mix colors with discharge. Easy, fast and smelly.

Gonna do another test run and I€™ll post a before and after pic.
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EDIT: SuperCover dries out with contact to the air and to the screen. Need to add some water back in with every use. Keep used ink separate from virgin ink so you can tell how dried out the working ink is getting. For a light-weight print, works best with higher mesh screens and print/flash/print until the desired opacity/pop is reached.
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