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    Default 'Making' flourescent ink with Nazdar powders and Nazdar 2727 clear

    Hi everyone!

    Well, with my first process print almost complete (and looking good) I'm starting to prep for my next poster which I would like to use as an excuse to revisit fluorescent inks.

    I have a little tub of nazdar (i think) fluorescent green and a bucket of TW 2000 series clear. I mixed up a little powder in a little TW clear and ended up with something that looked a little bit like ghostbusters slime--more a rich snot green than a fluorescent green in the container. Then we printed it and it was definitely fluorescent but very very thin and a little runny, like when you put water in speedball ink.

    My question is, should I have added some white or something to give it more body? Does anyone know the ratio of powder to clear base?
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    I add those Nazdar pigments all the time. What you should of added was some of TW's Flo. mixing concentrate. White just kills it.
    TW Saturn Yellow = WB 95
    TW Signal Green = WB 97

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    You can add a ton of powder. Nazdar sells the powder by the pound and you could, if you wanted, stick about a whole pound in there. Not saying you should, but you could.

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    Does anyone know if you can mix Nazdar fluorescent powders with the Nazdar water based 2700 series inks?
    Is the nightmare black or are the windows painted?

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    BIG EDIT --so I ACTUALLY have Nazdar powders and Nazdar 2727 Overprint Clear--is that combo going to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydiesel View Post
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    weren't you guys going to start carrying florescent inks? Did I make that up?
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    So, not to be a pain in the ass, but the runnyness I experienced was from:

    a). not enough powder to clear ratio

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    b). need to add a third element such as ink, Flo. mixing concentrate, etc.

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    you didn't add enough powder. at least one pound per quart of ink. thin with a bit of water if necessary and shield your eyes.

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