Using Textured Pallets
Here’s a great tip from Kieth Stevens, recently published in Impressions Magazine:
A great, simple alternative: Use a textured pallet!
Simply adding texture to your printing pallet will change the look of your design, no matter what ink you use. Simply create texture using paper, pelon material, aluminum foil or a textured surface. Use spray adhesive and pallet tape to secure the textured medium, then print away.
For greater effect, use a texturizing ink (s.a. 3811 Granite Base), but you also should experiment with regular inks. Use a simple graphic for best results, as finer details may not come out in the print.
Kieth Stevens is the Western regional sales manager for International Coatings. He has been teaching screen printing for more than 10 years and is a regular contributor to International Coatings’ blogs. For more information, visit iccink.com and read the company’s blog at internationalcoatingsblog.com.
International Coatings manufactures a complete line of phthalate-compliant screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.
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