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How do I keep from wasting so much ink when I use warp drive (low cure additive)?

 
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Old June 30th, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 8:50:39 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do I keep from wasting so much ink when I use warp drive (low cure additive)?

Whenever I print with Green Galaxy Comet White ink, I keep my screen well flooded with lots of ink to prevent ink drying in my screen. So if I use a low cure additive like Warp Drive, that has a short pot life, then I will end up wasting lots of ink!

Is there a smarter way to deal with this problem, or do I have to just accept that I will lose all that ink, costing me more money for ink per shirt?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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Default Re: How do I keep from wasting so much ink when I use warp drive (low cure additive)?

I hate wasting Green Galaxy that we warped but didn't use. I generally mix 'just enough'. I called Ryonet's customer service and they told me how to save the leftover ink and how to 'revive' it. I never tried to revive left over warped ink but it's worth trying. We just try to avoid printing on poly or blended shirts.
 
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I hate wasting Green Galaxy that we warped but didn't use. I generally mix 'just enough'. I called Ryonet's customer service and they told me how to save the leftover ink and how to 'revive' it. I never tried to revive left over warped ink but it's worth trying. We just try to avoid printing on poly or blended shirts.


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Default Re: How do I keep from wasting so much ink when I use warp drive (low cure additive)?

They said that you can revive warped ink by mixing up to 1/3 previously warped ink to 2/3 fresh ink and then adding 1.5% warp to the whole batch. I've never tried it. Warped ink tends to get dry, hard & nasty after some time. We try to avoid using poly because of this. We also don't want to contribute to the microplastic problem.
 
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