Gig Posters

Posters: 155313 | Bands: 135333 | Designers: 11496                 
   
       RSS Feeds

Username:   Password: 
Register      

Social Networking Activity                 



 Bands  Designers  New Arrivals  Top Lists  Forums  Buy Posters  Submit  Merch Store  Advertise  Widgets  Help

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    new york
    Posts
    1
    Comments
    0

    Default What is the best ink to use for fabric screenprinting?

    I am thinking of starting screenprinting on t-shirts and have done some research but I would like to find a recommended brand to use, I hear Speedball isn't best. Preferrably an ink that can air dry or can be cured by a heat gun or hair dryer, help

  2. #2
    Premium Member
    ImJustRickG's Avatar


    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Jet City
    Posts
    2,373
    Comments
    2421

    Default

    If you're going to be doing this with a heat gun or hairdryer, you're still in Speedballtown.
    Shizouka!

    Brg!

    "I don't know shit about screenprinting and can still tell all the questions you ask are retarded." -Blonde
    I can't imagine being in this position and saying to myself "Hey! I bet the people at Gigposters will be helpful!". -Phoon

  3. #3
    Premium Member
    steve w's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    The Meat Zone
    Posts
    15,663
    Comments
    2650

    Default

    there are other water-based inks, some are better than Speedball, but not much
    "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

  4. #4
    RADAR's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    5,450
    Comments
    2430

    Default

    rick, i hate your avatar. please change it back.

  5. #5

    Default

    Try Union Aerotex. Has a catalyst you mix into the ink to harden it/make it impervious to water without needing to neccesarily heat set it. It's good ink, comes in portions comparable to speedball and I think is comparable in price. Downside might be the color selection, but that's according to taste/design concerns.

    You could go to victoryfactory.com and check what they have as well for waterbase. I don't print on shirts much but that is the bulk of their business.

  6. #6

    Default

    Oh, but you better get that shit out of your screen when you're done with the run, because if it dries in there you're wrecked (read: absolutely fucked) and can't get it out easily, even with dehaze. You better use some degreaser/soap when you spray out, or even better, just reclaim the screen when you're done with the job using a pressure washer/reclaimer that has soap or degreaser built into it (like "supra", also avail at victory). That way you're sure to have it out of the screen/not haze the screen.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •