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  1. #1

    Cool Thinning INKTECH STP SERIES with Paint Thinner?

    Hello! New to the forum, long-time screen printer here. I'm wondering about Inktech's Satin Poster series. I've inherited a gigantic quantity of the stuff and it's been stashed away in storage for a few years; it's become quite thick (I remember when I first got it, it was pretty loose).

    I know you're supposed to use their brand of thinner for extending/cleaning, but what terrible thing would happen if you just used paint thinner/varsol/turpentine or the like? Just curious. If anyone who has experience with this brand of solvent inks could give me some advice, I'd appreciate it.

    Thanks!
    Jill

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    only one way to find out.....it either goes like cottage cheese, or it mixes. try a small bit, and then print it.

    the reality...if you have a whole lot of ink, buy some proper thinners. You don't use the thinner for cleaning. Get some decent washup for solvent inks, franmar or similar.
    Andymac

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    Todo es empezar.

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    For sure. I've definitely got proper thinner too, I'm just wondering about the cheaper options mostly out of curiosity, and because I have a project coming up where I'm thinking of using the inks for a purpose other than screenprinting and just wanted to do a bit deeper research than my small-batch tests with the varsol/paint thinner etc.

    Thanks for your reply!

    Jill

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