Looking for any advise before we dive into production...
Plan to print with an iron oxide powder mixed into a clear. (why not)
Iron Powder, super fine
Did a hand pulled draw down with 230 mesh 10/1 ratio of TW clear flat base/Iron oxide powder. Created an interesting light gray textured print (feels like a fine grit sandpaper). Will need to mix in allot more powder to achieve a dark gray flood. Originally intending to make a dark gray/black metallic look, but like the outcome - matte iron texture.
Anyone ever try this before?
Would TW overprint clear, TW halftone extender or Speedball gloss varnish be better choices for the clear base?
Will we be damaging the mesh and squeegee, printing with auto press?
Adhesion looks OK on the 10/1 ratio but (wondering out loud...) will we be creating issues and potential offsetting with a higher powder to clear ratio.
Anything we should consider?
Want to hit up all the heads, before we get in over our own heads.