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septic safe ink removers

Postby Rocket Toes » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:20 am

Hello.

I'm very new to the business and trying to start out as an inhouse shop. I've done a few runs so far but have strictly used water based inks. I'm looking to get into plastisol printing and would like an environmentally friendly ink remover/any tips on how best "clean up" after a job. My biggest hurdle is we have a septic system and whatever i use needs to be septic safe. i'm struggling to find any information on removers that say they're "septic safe" as apposed to simply "drain safe" do you have any suggestions on;

1.) septic safe ink removers
2.) septic safe emulsion removers
3.) proper plastisol ink removal - i read somewhere to pass the screens through the dryer first?

thank you!


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Re: septic safe ink removers

Postby Catspit Productions » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:36 am

Yes, I have a septic and leach field safe line of products from RhinoTech.

1.) septic safe ink removers
http://catspitscreenprintsupply.com/rhi ... 122-quart/

http://catspitscreenprintsupply.com/rhi ... 45c-quart/

http://catspitscreenprintsupply.com/rhi ... 305-quart/

2.) septic safe emulsion removers
http://catspitscreenprintsupply.com/rhi ... 50l-quart/

3.) proper plastisol ink removal - i read somewhere to pass the screens through the dryer first?
NO. If you send a screen with plastisol ink through the belt dryer it will cure the ink and ruin the screen. I think they may have been referring to rags and disposing of unwanted plastisol ink by wiping it on rags and misprinted shirts so you can send it through the dryer and cure the ink. Once plastisol ink is fully cured it is safe to dispose of in the garbage. It just has to be fully cured and rubberized. Rags with solvents and inks can be air dried and then cured as long as the solvents won't remain flammable in the rag after drying out. The RT products will be non flammable.

You may also consider using a filtration unit in the washout area.



http://catspitscreenprintsupply.com/m-1 ... on-system/

I hope that helps out.
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