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    Default waterbased ink and pressure sensitive vinyl

    has anyone ever printed pressure sensitive vinyl(sticker material) with a water basted ink??? i know nazdar and tw make ink that say laydown on vinyl but hs anyone done it? i am sure its not a wether proof or heavy duty but i am super interested seeing how well it works?

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    yeah.

    I hated water based ink.

    made me kick a hole in the wall behind the press.

    They say it is pretty weather proof.

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    cool! i wanna give it a go at the shop i manage cause the boss won't do vinyl ink and is too cheap to go UV. so for right now might be a good thing. (my motives are partial selfish)

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    I have seen samples of TW printed on vinyl. They make a catalyst/activator you can add to 5000 that gives it grip. Have I done it? No. Although I have some activator.
    I will try a tester this weekend.
    I guess I'm chicken to try it and have it screw up, with the solvent based GP ink I use, it always works, always sticks.
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    Todo es empezar.

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    man andy you are the man! i would love to hear the results of your test!

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    Bring some beers and we will do it right now before my wife snags me and puts me on some other project. Just finished hammering down some replacement decking, she cracks a mean whip.
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    I print all my stickers with the TW waterbased inks.
    Works great and I haven't seen any fading from weather yet.
    Just give em plenty of time to dry.

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    we used to do all our sickers in TW w/ activator,it was fine for laying down and non fading , but I noticed if you put the sticker on certain substrates it would wear off or scratch off after a while. others it was fine. Wood, wallets, and stuff that got really hot, not a good idea, but glass, metal, and other plastic it was fine. we use the nasdar multi purpose w/ plenty of ventilation, be really clean and you should be fine.

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    just have andy diesel do your stickers. can't beat the quality and price. sticker printing is a hassle and andy's sticker printing folk are great.

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    I've used both the tw graphics ink and latex house paint and found that in most cases the house paint held up against wear and tear where the tw ink scratched right off. As mentioned by bilbur though, it could just be where I put the stickers. I have one on my metal biz card case (tw) where the sticker is hardly recognizable anymore, and one on my cell phone and id card (house paint) which are just a little bit darker from dirt sticking to the stickers. Hope this info helps.

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