so i make my first attempt at printing with vinyl ink earlier tonight, and everything goes really really well, excellent run of prints, no clogging, no problems (printing on glossy mylar).
once finished, i carefully scooped all the excess ink back into the can, and removed the clear packing tape that covered all of my screen save for the image (approx. 7"x7" in the center of a 20"x24" frame). This allowed for very easy cleanup of what vinyl ink remained on the screen.
once the screen was clean and dry again, i sprayed on emulsion remover and scrubbed the shit out of the screen, as i do every time i reclaim. except this time, when i went to spray out the screen, only the outer edges would wash out. so now i have a mucky fucked up screen...and i cant figure out what to do.
1. something in the vinyl ink is incompatible with my emulsion (ulano TZ-mixed today)
2. the tape i used (which was a new roll, generic brand) left some kind of invisible residue that bonded with the emulsion and locked it in the screen.
but i really dont know.
so can anyone help?
i have a few specific questions..
tape- what the fuck kind of tape can i use on my screens without having problems?? i have had tape problems for years and never found anything that works well except for the expensive red shit.
haze remover- i have been using some fran mar soy based hippy haze remover that works ok but isn't great. i doubt it will even scratch the surface of this mess. so, whats the fuckin nastiest, most foul and effective gel dehaze i can get and where?
any help anyone can give is greatly appreciated.