Trying to silkscreen on glass.

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Trying to silkscreen on glass.

Postby elvenwulf » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:53 pm

Trying to silkscreen on glass. Want to use the inkjet film but am unsure what to do after the design is printed on the film. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


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Re: Trying to silkscreen on glass.

Postby drew » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:20 am

After the design is on the transparency, you expose the screen with the design between the light source and the emulsion/screen mesh. There are a lot of steps needed and specific ink/emulsion needed to print on glass. I don't have the info on hand but it is on the forum I believe.

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Re: Trying to silkscreen on glass.

Postby Saati » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:50 am

elvenwulf wrote:Trying to silkscreen on glass. Want to use the inkjet film but am unsure what to do after the design is printed on the film. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Start by watching the catspit videos. Your question is like asking "I have a can of gass how do I drive a car". Sorry if that sounds a little mean but It would take hours of typing to answre that type of question.

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Re: Trying to silkscreen on glass.

Postby Catspit Productions » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:59 am

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Re: Trying to silkscreen on glass.

Postby Shamax » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:02 pm

You'll need a specialty ink for printing onto glass. I'd suggest checking out the tech sheets on some of the inks out there, starting with some of the ones available from Nazdar to get an idea of what's needed: Nazdar's Glass-compatible inks

The ink you get will probably require you to use an emulsion that is highly solvent-resistant, so you'll need to make sure you pick an appropriate one for coating your screen to make the stencil.
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Re: Trying to silkscreen on glass.

Postby honeyku42 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:12 pm

You should use high quality ink and sheet as well. Glass is the friction less surface as compare to t shirt so it become slightly difficult to print the glass


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