I have a print coming up on blue raspberry paper and the client wants me to get as close to hot pink as I can on one layer. I know I can print white and dry and then put the pink on top but I cannot find a source for hot pink ink and the print needs to be done by Thursday...
Will Tempera paints work? Will fluorescent fabric ink work? Will mixing red, white, magenta, and a dab of purple work?
Over print florescent pink on white. Often florescent pink goes by the name aurora pink.
You should be able to find this color. It's pretty common. I would stay clear of tempera as it scuffs. You can use an air-dry fabric ink... sure. You will not be able to get a hot pink from red and white.
Well, for the next bum who searches this on the archives: Get a tube of "light magenta" acrylic paint from the art supply and mix that to 3 parts paint, 1 part speedball white. It came out really well against the French Blue-Raspberry I was printing on. Not quite fluorescent but close.
I recently completed a t-shirt job that required hot pink that glowed in a blacklight and learned a whole lot more about fluorescent inks than I ever wanted to. Here are two options for you, both from Atlas Screen in Schiller Park, IL. Sericol TexCharge, meant for use as a discharge ink on shirts and textiles but you can use it as a normal waterbased ink on paper, no problem. I used Magenta - it looks hot pink to me. Below, one is fluorescent (glows in black light) and one is not.
Dayglo pigment powders DayGlo | World Of Color look around
just add their pigments to any base. I use Nazdar 5500 clear base and add 30% pigment.. but i think its a hazardous ship so ad $28 to the cost of shipping.
TW "Aurora Pink". I don't suggest doing flo-pink powder with clear base. I don't find it to be as bright. It takes a ton of powder to get it to were you don't have to do triple passes and it's a general pain in the ass. --Stalions (not Mike)