What is the best ink to use for screen printing?
We’d always recommend Permatone ink for screen printing as it’s water-based, and 100% solvent-free, making it simple to use, harmless, easy to wash, as well as its dry-clean resistance after heat fixing.
How do you dry screen-printing ink?
To dry screen-printing ink, a heat gun is needed to evaporate the water from the ink. If you don’t have a heat gun, you can use a dehumidifier or a hairdryer.
What are the two types of screen-printing ink?
- Water-based screen-printing ink
- Plastisol ink
What is the difference between fabric paint and screen-printing ink?
The main difference between fabric paint and screen-printing ink is their longevity and aesthetic properties. Unlike fabric paint, screen printing ink does not dry up quickly when exposed to air. Once you’ve cured it, it will stay wet.
Is screen printing hard?
Screen printing is actually pretty straightforward. It can be a complicated process at first, but with practice, many mistakes, and a lot of patience, you’ll start to find your feet and enjoy it – until you’re an expert!
Can you use water-based ink on fabric?
Most inks, such as water-based inks, can be printed onto both paper and fabric. Fabric is preferable, however. Due to the ink’s consistency, printing on paper can be difficult.
What is plastisol ink made of?
Plastisol is a plastic-based ink that is made up of PVC resin and plasticiser, which need to be cured at high temperatures.