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Old January 7th, 2020 Jan 7, 2020 11:19:32 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Too much ink coming through the screen?

Hello!!

My first post here, hope everyone is doin well!

I've been learning to screen print over the past few months, and slowly ive been learning more and improving.

However one problem im having a really hard time solving is: Whenever i print, there seems to be too much ink coming through the stencil and it creates a thicker, messier, and less detailed print? Like its bleeding through the stencil. Ive tried different amounts of pressure on the squeegee but seen no real success.


Please see the images to get a better idea of what i mean! Any help is GREATLY appreciated!

[url]https://imgur.com/a/DxlwJre[/url]

Emulsion: Ulano 925 WR-P
Ink: WPS Premium Waterbased
Stencil: 64T
 
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Default Re: Too much ink coming through the screen?

Hi Charlie,
Couple things i would try right out of the gate, coat your screens 1 and 1, too much emulsion buildup when your coating your screens will lead to a thicker stencil and heavier, thicker ink deposit when you go to print.
Try coating each side of the screen once only. Also not sure what mesh count your currently using in those photos but try going to a higher mesh like a 200 or 230, these meshes will restrict the amount of ink that can go through on a pass. I also rarely never go above 50 psi on my auto press to print. If your manually printing shirts try using a higher angle on the squeegee as your pulling or pushing the ink across the screen. If the angle of the squeegee is to low your won't be able to "clear" the screen. It's also not a bad idea to watch some youtube videos and see how other people are printing. Hopefully some of this info helps you.
 
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Default Re: Too much ink coming through the screen?

Hey thanks for the reply!

Im using a 64T (160 mesh i believe?) screen from wickedprintingstuff dot com, its where i bought my emulsion, screens, and inks from!

Ive always coated my screens 1:1 either side, and still to no success

As i understood a 160 mesh was pretty good for the image im trying to print, versatile and good for mostly block colour images, however if you think a higher mesh will help ill look into buying some different screens and playing around with them!

I watch a lot of catspit videos, really educational and supportive!

Thanks again!
 






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