Hey - I know Speedball Permanent Acrylic is the way to go... however some of our colors are on back order from Dick Blick. And there is a local art store that carries Speedball Water-base Textile Screen Printing Ink will this suffice to run until our other stuff comes in or will the ink run on the posters left outside?? Any ideas??
yeah i have done the same thing before. i was in a bind and had some red sppedball textile ink. i worked. i am nott to sure on the longevity of it but since its made for textiles i am guessing the are expecting it to get wet in washings. so it should hold up well enough for a little while in the elements.
We've used the acrylic poster ink already and it is great, but it seems like it goes kinda fast (especially if you have a full background)
Has anyone used any retarders with the Speedball inks? (I think that is what it is called)
if you use textile ink on a poster that you plan on wheatpasting ... dont do it. the inks will not be permanent until they're heat set, so when you slop the paste on them, the inks will run and smear all over the place.
we actually flash dry each poster for approx. one minute or so, just to make sure that none of the posters stick together when we start to stack them since we have a limited amount of drying space. So we should be fine if we do decide to wheat paste these.
But thanks I appreciate it.