Nothing can be more important than having knowledge of how to do a thing well. Creating Standard Operating Procedure Guides for Ink is a good start toward standardization in your shop. Of course you really need an SOP on every task!
Is the heat in your shop so unbearable that production is slowed dramatically? Don’t forget that the human race existed long before there was air conditioning. No this article isn’t about Tabasco. It is about cooling your production area and employees!
Every screenprinter needs tools! Now that I have said that, my addiction to buying the necessary tools doesn’t seem so bad. I have spent quite a bit of money over the years buying tools, many of which were for no other reason than reviewing them in an article, only to find out how much I needed the tool in my own research and development.
One of the most common questions that we hear concerns the curing process of plastisol ink on textile products. Screenprinters are constantly searching for a way in which to measure temperature in order to assure that the ink is cured on the material.
Don’t let that that title scare you off. Continuum Mechanics is nothing more than the study of mechanics that deal with solids and fluids. Screenprinting ink exhibits itself as a solid in the bucket and when printed becomes a fluid that is transferred through the mesh openings and onto the substrate being printed.
The phrase “phthalate free” is often used when describing products that are actually low-phthalate. Some plastisol inks do contain the phthalates that have been restricted...