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Ok, multi color printing using WB inks... is it the same for Plastisol? Requires a flash cure before laying down the next color? amirite?

How would you flash cure WB without a heat flash unit? Is there a way? Can you flash cure with a simple hair dryer?

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I do,, with a hairdryer, on and keep it moving,, I use speedball and then set it with my heat press.
i will be trying permaset soon.
 

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Ok, multi color printing using WB inks... is it the same for Plastisol?
Yep. The biggest difference in printing waterbased is that it air dries (and can therefore dry in the screen). Other than that, very little changes.

How would you flash cure WB without a heat flash unit?
How would you flash it without a flash? Well, you wouldn't.

Can you flash cure with a simple hair dryer?
Not really, it's too slow.
 

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You can see the water base drying, I also take the hairdryer and put in the shirt and blow it from in there too..,.
Watch ink, you will see it changing,, and then i heat press it for 7-8 seconds inside and out,, now that is with speedball,
what are you using,,
please do a tester,, before any orders...
and wash the heck out of it.
 

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I will defintily do a tester before I conduct any buisness at all :)

These are the inks I'm using at the moment

Blick Water-Base Acrylic Textile Screen Printing Ink - BLICK art materials

Came with a starter kit I got last year. When these run out I'll either move to plastisol and invest in more equipment or just get better wb inks

But im definitly going to use all of what I got first
 

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Vin,
When you if you do switch, to plastisol, I would not try to flash dry with a hair dyer or heat gun, then,, get a unit...
I am sticking to water based,, that is why i use the 2 above.
 

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What would you suggest flashing it with if you didnt have a flash unit?

A heat gun from home depot.


sjidohair said:
You can see the water base drying, I also take the hairdryer and put in the shirt and blow it from in there too..,.

Not recommended for multi-colored prints :).


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Ok, multi color printing using WB inks... is it the same for Plastisol? Requires a flash cure before laying down the next color? amirite?

Permaset waterbased inks can be applied wet on wet.
 

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WEt on wet,,
Help me wrap my brain around that one please.!
if it is wet, and placing the screen down, with sqeege why is it not picking up the other ink?
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WEt on wet,,
Help me wrap my brain around that one please.!
if it is wet, and placing the screen down, with sqeege why is it not picking up the other ink?
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if you print wet on wet and If you have a good off contact, it should not "smear" the last color you did. But atleast hit the first color with a heat gun for a few seconds if worried about it
 
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