Hi, I have been trying to get an old semi automatic press working.
The name of it is Monarch. It accepts 40 x 40" screens. It has a sort of pull stroke with an ink well on a hinge butted up against the squeegee. It inks the screen as it pulls. I don't know if that is unusual.
My question is: How do you refill the ink well on a semi automatic press?
With the Monarch press, in order for it to print tw ink with any kind of success, I have to water the ink down. After a few dozen pulls, that liter-sized ink well has dumped all over the screen. I use a dust pan and ink scraper on the screen and scoop it all up into the ink well. Trouble is, by the time I get that ink back in, even more has poured out! Another thing is, that watery ink really goes through my tripled up blue tape around the screen frame, making for some puddles.
Any thoughts on the matter?