From: Harry Davidson
Subject: Re: silkscreening a front panel
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Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 20:47:36 GMT
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On Thu, 09 Jan 2003 19:18:59 GMT, "Richard Soennichsen"
>OK, thanks to all for their input. I am going to make a hinged "rig" to try
>to get a cleaner print. Also, the ink I am using is Textile ink, commonly
>used for t-shirts. I thought it might be a good choice as I can bake it on
>in the oven. Has anyone used this ink?
There's a huge range of screen printing inks available, each for a
specific purpose. One manufacturer alone (Nazdar) has over 50
different lines. Textile ink is not a good choice for printing on
If you can, you should go to a commercial/industrial screen printing
supplier (not a craft/hobby type store) and get their advice on inks
and also other things such as thinners, retarders, and the best screen
mesh for your application. All of these are important if you want
With the proper ink, you don't need to do anything special like baking
FWIW, I've been using Nazdar vinyl inks for years to print on surfaces
such as epoxy paint coatings and plexiglas.
Here are a couple of web sites you may care to take a look at:
Good luck. There's a bit of a learning curve to screen printing but
it's fun and well worth spending some time on.