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    You guys leave WB ink on screens for 4 days?!?!

    Pre-wet is a must, emulsion is thirsty. We always have damp rags lying around for cleaning hands, so we just give the screen a good wipe front and back before starting. Do a test print or two to clear out the water from the stencil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonkeefe View Post
    You guys leave WB ink on screens for 4 days?!?!
    Yeah, sometimes i need a break in the middle of printing a color and just leave the ink in while i drink and smoke weed for 3-4 days.

    Sometimes it dries up a little but i just warm up the ink/screen with one of those heat guns that's 900, it loosens the ink right up!

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    I thin my ink with grout sealer

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    Quote Originally Posted by crosshair View Post
    I thin my ink with grout sealer
    much better than 80grit IMHO

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    Don't print, then the screen never clogs.
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    cut the ink with tons of water. ALWAYS flood the screen between pulls. You can use retarder, but that only helps me on really hot days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andydiesel View Post
    Yeah, sometimes i need a break in the middle of printing a color and just leave the ink in while i drink and smoke weed for 3-4 days.
    Weird, I thought you had to let the ink age a minimum of 7 days.

    Quote Originally Posted by crosshair View Post
    I thin my ink with grout sealer
    Don't you find that makes it way too runny? I've been using drywall compound (also aged 7+ days)

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    I've tried the 409 thing, and I can't say that I understand what it's supposed to be doing. The only thing it definitely does is ruin the first print. What I've been doing for a long time now is for the first print I flood the hell out of it and pull it, rather hard I might add, about 3 or 4 times. Done. After that they all go fine. What is it that the 409 solution is supposed to be doing? Maybe I'm doing it wrong and missing out on something awesom?

    Like, hols?

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    3 or 4 times...I find WB ink starts to stick to the paper and not peel then it dries in if I hit it more than once...but that's just me.

    the thinking behind lubing the screen is to keep it flowing, no clogging. INk on a dry screen can freeze as the moisture gets taken out, especially the first pull with a dry screen. so after the first print, especially a second or third colour where you need to look and see everything is printing, you have check register, you still need to adjust ink...it's easier to do this if you are not fighting the image drying in. We print off on newsprint till it's good, don't waste good ones.

    I don't use 409, SO-34 20% in water. Also to open a clog in a run, also to spray on after the last pull, to keep the ink soft while you remove the squeegee and clean up your ink puddles...the ink come right off with this sprayed on, squeegees, emulsion, ink knife, etc

    But hey, whatever works. maybe those things don't happen in NYC
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