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I'm on a septic system, so I need to know if there is such a thing as septic safe emulsion wash. I'm new to silk screening, so I'm not sure I'm using the correct term. I'm talking about stuff that is used to remove the emulsion from the screen. Also, is the removed emulsion septic safe?
There may be some truly organic water based inks but it's the pigments that are the issue mostly. Usually we use a filtration unit for removing small soluble particulates.
But you can clean ink with rags and solvents. Then you allow the rags to dry by evaporation or cure them in the oven. Once dry and hardened, it can be safely disposed of as solid waste. So you don't necessarily have to wash inks down the drain.
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