Choosing Emulsions – Quick Tip

June 13, 2012 at 11:50 am Leave a comment

Which emulsion is the right one for the type of ink you are using?  John Levocz’s recent printing tip published in Impressions Magazine clarifies:

This sounds like a pretty basic topic, but many screen printers may not know that different emulsions must be used for plastisol or water-based inks.

If you are using a water-based ink, make sure that the emulsion is also water-resistant. Otherwise, it will start to gum up or break down.

Water-resistant emulsion is designed to withstand the water in the ink and won’t break down, so choose your emulsion correctly the first time!

John Levocz, International Coatings’ Northeast regional sales director, has been in the screen printing industry for more than 30 years and has a broad experience in graphics and textile printing. John is a contributor to International Coatings’ blogs and holds print seminars all over the country.

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

    International Coatings:     The Intelligent Choice


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