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    Default What Kind of Ink to use for poster printing at home.

    I work in a screen printing shop. We work on textiles mostly and when we do signs and such we use some pretty harsh smelling inks and chemical cleaners.
    I want to start doing my own posters at home in a studio I've yet to assemble. I'm wondering what kind of inks do most poster printers use when they work in their homes. I don't want to stink up the joint is what I'm saying.
    Any recommendations for low odour inks and cleaners?

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    People usually start with using Speedball acrylics then move up the food chain to Golden and Daler-Rowney before finally graduating to TW graphics.

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    Speedball is great to start with. I don't like the speedball black, so I use Jaquard or blend it with speedball black.

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    Any water based (not water soluble) inks. Speedball, Blick store brand, etc.

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    I print at home and generally use Speedball. Blick isn't too bad but their white sucks. For black I actually find textile is less shitty to deal with, at least at the lower levels of brands.

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    Thanks folks!

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    I use some Nazdar Aqua-Series...and I'm staying pretty loyal to that. I've had clogging/drying issues with other inks...this one has always been smooth. Plus, I grew up skating this spot called Devil's Ditch in GA - a hidden little drainage ditch behind some big building with a Nazdar sign on it - had no clue what it was. Imagine my surprise, 10 years later, when I find out that they make my ink of choice. Written in the stars, man...

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