I am just starting but I'm on my own, in a studio without instructors. I have 2 questions:
1_How do you make the ink thinner?
2_I also printed red on dark blue fabric and it came out a dull dark brown. How do you fix this?
Reducer will help if the ink is too thick prior to use. Don't use too much. It is usually about 5% of the amount you plan to use. If the ink is too thick on the shirt you need to check a few things: (1) OFF CONTACT SETTING (2) SQUEEGEE ANGLE / HARDNESS (3) SCREEN MESH (I USE 125 FOR MOST JOBS, BUT CHANGE BASED ON THE ART, INK AND MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS
You need to use a high opacity ink or print a light color base in order to get bright color on dark fabric. Flashing is also required. Check with your ink manufacturer for their list of high opacity ink. I prefer this for most jobs instead of printing a base
Good questions and answers, now when I have this problem I'll know what to do!
Question about drying: how long should I wait for my designs to dry before I remove them and hang them up? I don't want the ink to run.
I really need to know this before I begin.
Also I need some operation instruction to do the job right.
pastol inks have to be heat to dry 320 degrees you can use a heat gun or a heat press for about 30 to 40 seconds to cure them you might be able to do it with water based too BUT I DONT KNOW FOR SURE i see u tube hanging them to dry
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