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    Default QFX with Water-Based Inks

    First, I know QFX isn't rated for water-based, but then again half the shit we use for screenprinting isn't made for that purpose anyway. lol

    Here's the deal: A friend of mine just gave me a gallon of QFX and I'd like to put it to good use. I run a totally water-based studio, and since I'm printing art pieces, most of my print runs are one-offs or runs of 20 pieces at the most.

    If I set the burned stencil out in the sun to harden it up a bit before printing, how long will I have before it starts to break down if printing with water-based inks (if at all)?

    Anyone with any experience here?

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    You'll be fine, just try it and see.

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    QTX isn't rated for waterbased or for halogen, yet I'm still using it 15 years later
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve w View Post
    QTX isn't rated for waterbased or for halogen, yet I'm still using it 15 years later
    That may explain the arm growing out of your ass.

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    you want it back?
    "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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    next week i'm trying a new Kiwo emulsion with super high solids that is solvent and water resistant.

    i will be very happy when i find an emulsion that works with both really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve w View Post
    QTX isn't rated for waterbased or for halogen, yet I'm still using it 15 years later
    yep ... been using qtx/qx1 for years with few problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydiesel View Post
    next week i'm trying a new Kiwo emulsion with super high solids that is solvent and water resistant.

    i will be very happy when i find an emulsion that works with both really well.
    Autotype 8000 works with everything I've ever used (i.e. WB, UV, Oil, Vinyl)

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeegeethree View Post
    Autotype 8000 works with everything I've ever used (i.e. WB, UV, Oil, Vinyl)
    right now we are using the Autotype 2000 and i'm not all that impressed with it. Kiwo has always been able to hold a really nice line for us, but had to switch cause of the waterbased inks. if this new kiwo doesn't work out i'll give the 8000 a try.

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