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squeegee firmness?

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it never occurred to me to ask or even care, but why the difference in Firmness of a squeegee & how does each apply to a certain job?
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omplete link-https://anatol.com/blog/choosing-the-right-squeegees-for-your-screen-printing-jobs
Try a triple durometer 70-90-70. You'll find it makes it much easier to lay the ink down than with just a 70.
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Anything you step on, you want to hold its opacity and lines. Harder squeegees can help with that but you need you play with stroke speed, and pressure. Soft squeegees lay down more ink. Hard ones less. Depends on what you're specifically running, but squeegee hardness AND sharpness are super important to me. Especially with 3+ colors
I use the Ergo-Force squeegees with the purple 64 durometer sqeege blade for most 1-2 color jobs and like NokeStroke I use harder squeegees (70) durometer) with more colors and tighter registration.
I only use triple durometer squeegees with very tough ink like some lo-bleed colors
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