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Do I have to toss out my ink if it gets too thick?

Printwear Q (Ink viscosity)

This was a question posed by a Printwear reader, and this was Kieth Stevens’ response:

In most cases, it depends on why the ink has thickened. If the ink has thickened due to excessive heat, then yes, it may be unusable because the ink has already partially fused or cured.

If the ink has just gotten thicker with time, then curable reducer can be used to help save the ink. Note of caution: Use it sparingly! Too much reducer harms the opacity of the ink.

International Coatings carries the 1110 Curable Reducer as well as the 1099 Curable Low-Bleed Reducer.

Kieth Stevens is the Western regional sales manager for International Coatings. He has been screen printing for over 37 years, teaching screen printing for more than 10 years and is a regular contributor to International Coatings’ blogs. Kieth is also the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Golden Image Award Gold Winner, which is given out by SGIA (the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of Centris™ non-Phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whitesspecialty inksspecial effects inks,color matching systemsadditives and reducers.  In addition, International Coatings also manufactures a line of AXEON™ non-Phthalate, non-PVC special effects inks. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

 

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September 25, 2017 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

Our Most Popular Black? 717 Ultimate Black™

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717 Ultimate Black™ is our popular non-phthalate, high pigment, fast flashing, low tack, high performance plastisol screen printing ink. The ink is deep black in color, creamy, short-bodied and is easy to print on automatic or manual presses. 717 Ultimate Black™ also achieves excellent penetration into fabrics when printed through fine mesh counts.

Here is the product bulletin for 717 Ultimate Black’s Product Bulletin.

Try 717 Ultimate Black™ today!

September 15, 2017 at 5:15 pm 1 comment

How to Adjust Midtones on a Complicated Design

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How do I adjust midtones on a complicated design so the print will look good? This was a question posed by a Printwear reader, and here is Kieth Stevens’ response:

Proper and consistent emulsion control is of the utmost importance in achieving good results on a complicated print. Make sure that the screen emulsion is correct, meaning there must be enough emulsion on the bottom of the screen (the side that touches the shirt) to control and contain the ink being deposited.

Think of the emulsion as a gasket; if you have a leak, then the ink will spread. This will cause the ink dots to begin to touch, commonly known as dot gain. Sometimes this can be difficult to control due to variables like the type of shirt fabric, but the better the ink containment, the better the results. This all boils down to the emulsion coverage on the screen.

 

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Kieth Stevens is the Western regional sales manager for International Coatings. He has been screen printing for over 37 years, teaching screen printing for more than 10 years and is a regular contributor to International Coatings’ blogs. Kieth is also the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Golden Image Award Gold Winner, which is given out by SGIA (the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of Centris™ non-Phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whitesspecialty inksspecial effects inks,color matching systemsadditives and reducers.  In addition, International Coatings also manufactures a line of AXEON™ non-Phthalate, non-PVC special effects inks. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

 

 

August 31, 2017 at 4:56 am 1 comment

Dressed to Chill for Dog Day

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Enjoy your dog day. Luna knows she will!

August 26, 2017 at 11:00 am 1 comment

Greetings from Mount Olympus

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Our good boy Zeus can’t wait for National Dog Day!

August 25, 2017 at 5:37 pm 1 comment

National Dog Day!

In honor of National Dog Day August 26, Stella would like to demo her preferred ink brand!

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She can’t keep her paws off International Coatings!

 

August 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm 1 comment

2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE!

We were able catch some excellent footage of yesterday’s solar eclipse!

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Just kidding.. here’s what the solar eclipse actually looked like from Cerritos, CA.

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August 22, 2017 at 1:34 pm 3 comments

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