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    Default Anyone have issues with Speedball Acrylic ink...

    Black in particular seems to be leaving ridiculous ghost images in my mesh. Definitely the worst/darkest ghosting I've ever seen. The mesh is not clogged...just dyed. I even used a ghost remover and it did absolutely nothing to remove it. The stencil washed out perfectly, no problems there. Anyone else have ghosting problems with Speedball Acrylic Ink?

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    I've had a little ghosting with the Speedball black but nothing to really worry about.
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    Black and red for all inks stain screens majorly. These colors have to be strong so the pigments used tend to stain and clog when printing. No big deal.

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    Cool. I figured it was probably just an inherent attribute with the ink but figured I'd ask because if no one else had the same issue then that would mean I totally suck and did something weird. I've been printing shirts with plastisol ink for many years and never had ghosting that bad (if at all). I'm pretty much a newb when it comes to waterbased inks though. Good to know I didn't fuck something up!

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    We prevent most, if not all of the stains by reclaiming right after we print, and degreasing, blowing out from both sides. Red and Black, still, going to leave a little.
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    cleaning with a mr clean magic eraser right after you print with those colors, after emulsion removal, will take pretty much all the ghost image off. Really easy too, not much scrubbing involved. I rarely have a ghost image left and I use speedball inks and magic erasers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Wilson View Post
    We prevent most, if not all of the stains by reclaiming right after we print, and degreasing, blowing out from both sides. Red and Black, still, going to leave a little.
    Yeah, that has to be partly why it ghosted so bad on my screen...I wasn't able to reclaim right after I printed and didnt end up getting around to it until yesterday (nearly two and a half months since I last printed a poster). I'll try to reclaim ASAP from now on.

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    we get the ghosting, but it's never actually caused a problem.

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    what Nicholas said.

    Fantastik and a green scritchy pad help a lot, too.
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    In other news, I've been having trouble with Speedball white being WAY too thick.
    Like pulling putty at times. Anyone else have this issue?

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