Traditionally I've used Speedball inks. After reading about TW inks on Gigposters and talking with the guys over a Burlesque I really want to give them a try. The trouble being that in Minneapolis and many other places you have to order them, wait and pay for shipping, not a huge deal but I'd rather be able to swing up to my local supplier and pick up ink up when I need.
So this morning I was up at Northwest Graphic Supply, one Minneapolis's main screen printing supply shops and my former employer. I was talking with the main sales guy and manger up there and asked him "hey are you guys ever going to carry TW water based?" He said they used to carry it but probably not in the future. Then he said that Lancer Plastex is essentially a very similar base as the TW and in his opinion the pigments and base were a bit better for poster printing than TW. So my question is has anyone had any experience with Lancer Plastex or Aquatex? Andymac? Crosshairs? It is a water based system just like TW and looks very promising to me.
Here is a link:
Plastisol Inks for Textile Screen Printing - LancerGroup.com
I am going to give the black ink a go and post a review of it soon...