White Ink for Lanyard Screen Printing
Mastering White-On-Dark Screen Printing
Follow these tips to keep your white-on-dull print occupations looking sharp.
Acing white-on-dim screen printing is essential for your business: You unavoidably will have clients who request white-on-dim prints, and you need to have the capacity to meet their solicitations with quality items. With that in mind, we have some do’s and don’t s to enable you to make sharp and brilliant white prints on dim materials.
The Do’s of White-On-Dark Screen Printing
Similarly as with almost all of screen printing, turning out a quality white-on-dim print relies upon appropriate per-squeeze set up, alongside utilizing legitimate method. When setting up and doing your white-on-dim print, remember that your objective to make a splendid print depends on putting down a solid use of ink without trading off the quality or freshness of the print.
This is what you ought to do when screen printing white ink on a dark or dim hued item:
- Begin with a lower work tally screen. White inks will in general be thicker, and you need to ensure enough of the ink stores onto your substrate. For white-on-dull printing, a 110-tally screen is a decent standard guideline. For a progressively point by point plan, you can go as high as a 156-tally screen, or for an overwhelming application, for example, square letters on a pullover, you can go as low as a 60-or 86-check work.
- Make a thicker stencil. Making a thicker stencil additionally conveys more ink to the substrate by making a more profound well for the ink when printing. For white-on-dull printing, coat your screen on the two sides with emulsion and let it dry. Pursue with two additional layers of emulsion, with dry time in the middle of coats, outwardly of the screen. Keep in mind that the thicker emulsion will mean longer introduction time.
- Set a bigger off-contact. With a thicker ink store, you’ll likewise require a marginally higher off-contact separation to enable the screen to snap back neatly from the substrate, deserting a fresh print. Off-contact for a white-on-dim print ought to be 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch.
- Print an under base, streak fix, at that point print once more. A standout among-st the best approaches to get a striking print when utilizing white or light inks on dark or dull substrates is to print a white under base. The best possible approach to do that is to print one layer of white ink, streak fix the print for 5 to 10 seconds, at that point print your best layer of ink. Simply ensure that your under base cools before you print to finish everything. Generally the best layer of ink will stick, bringing about an unpleasant hand feel.
- Make sure to completely fix your ink. Keep in mind that your white-on-dim print may have a more drawn out fix time, on account of the thicker ink store and on the grounds that white ink will mirror the warmth of your dryer. Use temperature strips or a temperature firearm to ensure the whole store of ink is going to the fix temperature prescribed by the ink producer.
The Don’t s of White-On-Dark Screen Printing
While following the above advances when printing white ink on dark or dull materials should set you up for a splendid, fresh print, there are a couple don’t s to remember. When printing white-on-dim, don’t:
- Thin your ink. Since white plastisol ink will in general be thicker than different hues, it very well may entice thin the ink. In any case, this is counterproductive: It is hard to get a sufficient measure of diminished ink to make a dark white print.
- Exhaust your ink. On the off chance that you are physically printing white on dim, you additionally may be enticed to complete a few disregards of your squeegee the stencil to set down sufficient ink. Workaholic behavior your ink can disturb the filaments in your substrate, causing fibrillation, or noticeable shirt strands inside your ink.
- Utilize your under base as a last shading. On the off chance that you are printing a multi color plan that incorporates white, fight the temptation to utilize the white under base as a last shading in your print. To ensure that the white in your structure is as lively as alternate hues, print a different layer of white ink.
While white-on-dull printing scares many screen printers, by following the do’s and don’t s of legitimate setup and printing, you can create fresh, quality prints that fulfill your clients’ solicitations. Furthermore, as with any printing method, having the correct hardware goes far towards guaranteeing quality outcomes. How about we examine the correct instruments for the activity!