Assuring Proper Curing and Drying Temperatures

Hopefully, you have heard that the Atkins Donut Probe was the only way to ensure proper curing of ink in the conveyor dryer. That’s right, the mythical stress test is just that, a myth. The Raygun measures ambient air temperature, not ink temperature. And, the temperature control strips only tell you the temperature of the strip itself, not the ink. In this article we discuss how the probe is the only method you want to use, and how to make it work well for you.

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Bill Hood is an International Consultant in the Screenprinting Technologies, focusing on consistency, predictable outcomes and reproducible results. He is the author of over 50 books on the screenprinting technologies as well as thousands of technical articles, many of which are available at www.screenprintbooks.com online. He writes for Solutions Journal Magazine and other trade publications, is a speaker at various events and has judged international screenprinting competitions. He can be contacted through his website at www.billhoodconsulting.com online.