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    Default Forget paper, what INKS are you guys printing with?

    I've scoured the forum for paper suggestions, and the only conclusive suggestion I got was Cougar Cover 100#...

    So I went out and bought some of it, and have tried a variety of inks on the stuff:

    - Versatex (crap from art supply store), curled everything it touched.
    - Jacquard (same company as Versatex), didn't curl as much, but it did still. Unfortunately, it crawled up the squeegee and made my split fountain experiments useless
    - Nazdar 5500 series, best on Cougar Cover, but expensive and the solvents broke down the Ulano QTX emulsion really quickly
    - PermaPrint, curled the Cougar Cover, but didn't curl the Canson Editions...

    I really want to find a straightforward combination of ink and paper that I can source locally (San Diego) and just FREAKIN' PRINT. I'm tired of these games, can ya help a brother out?

    What combination of ink/paper are you using without it curling and making registration impossible (or is the real answer "Get a vacuum table")?

    Cheers, -k

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    TW graphics

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    Speedball
    pre-rack your paper.
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
    We need to print a tshirt "Avoid sucker effect!"-Fabio
    "fudge isn't sharp"-phoondaddy

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    Speedball and/or Sherwin Williams latex house paint.

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    what's your mesh count?
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
    We need to print a tshirt "Avoid sucker effect!"-Fabio
    "fudge isn't sharp"-phoondaddy

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    Speedball Acrylic
    NazDar 9700 solvent
    Nazdar 2700 water based
    NazDar 1600 UV

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeegeethree View Post
    TW graphics
    that stuff

    no curling problems, with any paper.
    yes, rack it first.

    Wausau 80# bright white cover. Think they make 100# too but I like the 80.
    It's a little toothier than Cougar. Cougar is good too.
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

    www.crosshairchicago.com

    "Every single Crosshair poster I've ever seen is almost exactly the same. Do these guys even have a bit of creativity in them? I mean, come one - shitty old building pics photoshopped with text over them. Pretty pathetic to say the least."

    "it just seems like so little effort is put into creating this? am i missing something?"

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    crappy ol' speedball acrylics and cougar paper are made for each other.

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    Cougar 80-100lb White cover stock.
    TW Inks.
    200 Mesh.
    UDC-HV Emulsion.

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    i print the paper onto sheets of ink

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