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I just recently set up my first three color job (my own design), and used Versatex 331 Gold and 302 Yellow, simply because somebody told me these babies have a very soft feel, can be applied thinly to dark fabric, and the yellow is slightly translucent, allowing some gold shimmer to shine through (gold is the base layer). The first two test squares looked great.

Then the ink began to dry... on the mesh!!!

So much for Versatex. Company has yet to return my email. They have an additive which allows the inks to retain moisture, but I'm really through with them. It'ss a good thing it wasn't a paying job.

Of course, I'm still in the trial phase, testing out inks and effects (though the translucent golden yellow over gold was a ****ing awesome combo).

My question is: is there a good "gold" plastisol ink out there with soft feel, and a good translucent plastisol out there?
 

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I'm trying to understand this. The ink you were using was plastisol and it was drying in your screen? That doesn't sound right.

Do you happend to have only one station on your press? And were you flashing? IF this was palstisol and was hardening in the screen, maybe your platen was getting too hot. With a one station press, you need to let it cool, or the heat from the platen will cure the ink in the screen.

I don't think I'd be so quick to blame the ink manufacturer. :)
 
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