TW Ink Consistency?
I'm sure this has been covered, but you can't search for "TW" in the forums.
So anyhow, I came into many, many half-gallons of TW... pretty much all the old Patent Pending inks.
I'm used to printing with Speedball - by hand or on the press. I guess the consistency makes sense to me: Kind of like batter.
But these TW inks? They're more like milk. WAAAAY watery.
Is that normal? Should I mix them with some kind of base?
Tell me about TWs.
are you printing by hand?
When we use TW, thanks to Dan at Crosshair, Soak your ink side of your screen with a spray bottle and a sponge, THEN put the ink on. should be fine, at least it is for us.
It is really runny, but just add a little to the screen at a time, it goes a long way.
No, printing on a Cameo.
oh snap, we print on a cameo as well. just toss it on there, works awesome.
(be sure to wet the screen first, it'll freeze up if you don't.)
yeah way runnier than speedball.
230 or 250 mesh works good. it should print nice on the auto.
thick flood is nice to keep detail, or run it real thin.
Crazy! Thanks, fellas! I'll give it a whirl...
Whaddaya think if i mix in a lil Speedball just to get the colors I want?
A-Mac: see yas soon, eh?
i was loving the inks PP was printing with...detail is always tight and the blacks are so much better than that scuffy speedball.
TW is where it's at.
I will say that the consistency varies color to color, batch to batch.
I've even gotten gallons that were gelatinous and hard to even mix down; obviously they weren't supposed to be like that.... TW sent out new gallons no questions asked.
They've never come too thin to print with... on occasion too thick.
With semi-auto, you don't want the ink too viscous, because then it will cling to the floodbar. You also don't want it too thin for obvious reasons.
You want it...just right.
what TW ink is good for hand pulling? 5000 series?