Water Based without Flash

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Water Based without Flash

Postby kajun1950 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:36 am

I do not have a flash dryer or conveyor, just a heat gun. Other than screen clogging what is benefit of water base over plastisol.


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Re: Water Based without Flash

Postby Catspit Productions » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:23 pm

The only benefit in my opinion is the feel of the print. Others will say it is more environmental. Water based is more difficult to print with than plastisol. As a result it is easier to learn with plastisol.

http://www.catspitproductionsllc.com/intro-to-inks.html

http://www.catspitproductionsllc.com/wa ... dinks.html

Those articles should help.
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Re: Water Based without Flash

Postby kajun1950 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:45 pm

I have a swing-a-way heat press, could I use this for a dryer? Maybe with Teflon sheet and no pressure just lowered onto garment

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Re: Water Based without Flash

Postby Catspit Productions » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:47 am

It's possible but will require some testing to iron out your process. Many people use heat presses to cure inks in different ways. I did an experiment with it and found that with light pressure and a Teflon sheet it can be done. I never tried to just lower the heating element however. Since the radiant heat from the heat press is minimal I figured it would take too long to be practical but who knows.

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Re: Water Based without Flash

Postby kajun1950 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:54 am

Thanks, I will play with soon and see.

John


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