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    Default Nazdar 5500 drying problem

    Iíve been printing t shirts for years, and recently started to get into posters. Switching from plastisol to poster ink is throwing me for a loop!

    Iíve searched the forums looking for a way to keep this particular ink from drying too fast, but havenít really found anything. For posters Iím using the Nazdar 5500 ink through a 195 mesh. Everything looks great on the first print, but the ink totally dries in the screen on the second. Iíve tried mixing the ink with 5550 retarder and without Ė no luck.

    I know thereís one little trick Iím missing here but canít figure it out! Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Before you even start printing spray the screen down with screen opener, let it sit for like 20 seconds and wipe it off.

    And then every 20 or so prints spray the back of the screen, wipe it down and print a couple sheets of scrap.

    And move faster.

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    work faster and try to get the hang of Clearing the ink out of the mesh when you pull. A good pull will leave no ink in the screen to dry.
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
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    Also, maybe a lower mesh count might help.
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
    We need to print a tshirt "Avoid sucker effect!"-Fabio
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve w
    work faster and try to get the hang of Clearing the ink out of the mesh when you pull. A good pull will leave no ink in the screen to dry.
    yup.

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    Yeah...I use 160's.

    If you find you're an easy going lethargic type person try smoking some crank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieGoodtimes
    Yeah...I use 160's.

    If you find you're an easy going lethargic type person try smoking some crank.
    we use 195-255-305 with that ink, fucking nightmare on the 305s

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    i've used it on a 230 and it took some getting used to. do thick-ass floods after pulling a print so it'll slow down drying while you're racking.

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    Excellent..thanks for the tips! I tried working as fast as possible...maybe I need to adjust my technique.

    Any particular brand of screen opener anyone could suggest?

    Basically I'm gonna use more ink w/thicker flood, lower the mesh count a notch, use some screen opener and WORK FASTER! Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hywatt
    Excellent..thanks for the tips! I tried working as fast as possible...maybe I need to adjust my technique.

    Any particular brand of screen opener anyone could suggest?

    Basically I'm gonna use more ink w/thicker flood, lower the mesh count a notch, use some screen opener and WORK FASTER! Thanks again.
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