Where Do You Start
Multi-Color Print Sequence
Adjust the Off-Contact Distance
Don’t Be Afraid of Additives
Thin Some Colors More Than Others
Stir the Ink First
How Much Ink to Use
What Squeegee to Use
How To Hold and Move the Squeegee
Push or Pull
How Many Strokes Do You Do?
How Much Pressure to Apply
What to do at the end of the stroke?
When Do You Flash Cure?
Keep the Finger Prints off the Shirts
Here is a Summary of Right and Wrong
- Use 110 mesh for everything.
- Use low tension screens.
- Print the print on-contact.
- Use the ink direct out of the container with no adjustment.
- Print with a number of strokes in each direction to “work” the ink into the garment.
- Flash cure every color.
- Have a VERY thick “bulletproof” print.
- Use the proper mesh for the job. Higher mesh counts for multi-color work.
- Make sure the screens are tensioned properly.
- Print off-contact – even if it means using shims on the press.
- Reduce the ink if necessary to make it flow and penetrate better.
- Use just one stroke to make a clean print with minimal ink deposit.
- Flash-cure only if necessary.
- Have a soft print that has good detail and can be done in high production
It Ain’t Brain Surgery