Hands up anyone who hasn’t opened a bucket of plastisol ink and found it to be thick and difficult to stir. Not many I’ll bet. And when you are faced with thick ink, what is your first thought? For most it is likely to be along the lines of, “The ink will be difficult to pass though the mesh openings and so surely it would be a good idea to thin the ink”. Wrong!
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.