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Forum: Water Based Ink Screen Printing September 8th, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,808
Posted By pfarber
Re: Why water based instead of plastisol??

Water-based Ink Cleanup

There is a common misconception that because water can be used for cleaning screens, squeegees and tools, that the waste water can just be discharged in the sewer....
Forum: Water Based Ink Screen Printing September 8th, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,808
Posted By pfarber
Re: Why water based instead of plastisol??

Please provide a link that shows that waterbased inks are 'safer'.

You can't, because they are not. The major eco push is in the chemicals used for cleanup. Most are not citrus based.

That...
Forum: Water Based Ink Screen Printing September 7th, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,808
Posted By pfarber
Re: Why water based instead of plastisol??

The issue is not the cleanup chemicals or the binders. ITs the PIGMENT. The water based pigments are so fine that they are not filtered out by municipal waste systems. So the pass right through...
Forum: Water Based Ink Screen Printing September 6th, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,808
Posted By pfarber
Re: Why water based instead of plastisol??

I'm not sure what the first sentence means... its like a triple negative... but waterbased inks are NOT any friendlier than plactisol.

The cleanup chemicals have gotten better, but the inks, no.
Forum: Water Based Ink Screen Printing September 6th, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,808
Posted By pfarber
Re: Why water based instead of plastisol??

I've done both (not a lot, but have some experience) and water based is a lot more capital ($$$) intensive. Hot air dryers are insanely expensive compared to standard spot dryers.

Yes, a heat...
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