7 Reasons You Should Consider Switching To Water Based Ink  | Screenprinting.com

7 Reasons You Should Consider Switching To Water Based Ink

Ryonet Collaborator

“We’ve been printing with water based ink for a year and our printers love it, just because of the ease. The softness of the ink in particular, especially with discharge. It’s easy to clean up – no mess, and it washes up with water. We have one full time printer, now when he gets plastisol […]

 

The Unlikely Benefit of Printing With Water Based Ink  | Screenprinting.com

The Unlikely Benefit of Printing With Water Based Ink

Ryan Cole

I learned how to print using plastisol on an old beat up press I bought off Craigslist. A common beginning for most screen printers. The first paid job I did was for a very large and well-known fitness brand – 2,500 white hand towels. In my haste and inexperience, I printed them with plastisol. Can […]

 

The Rules For Designing For Water Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

The Rules For Designing For Water Based Printing

Ryonet Collaborator

Designing for water based printing isn’t that much different from plastisol printing, but there are some minor changes that need to be addressed in order to get the best out of your artwork. The biggest consideration being the number and frequency (or infrequency) of your flashes during the printing process. With plastisol ink, most people […]

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The Surprising History of Water Based and Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

The Surprising History of Water Based and Plastisol Ink

Ryonet Collaborator

Plastisol inks have dominated the United States market for the last few decades. So it’s easy to forget that the history of water based inks were actually the first inks used in screen printing. The History of Water Based Ink While the art and industry of screen printing was forming in the early to mid-1900’s, […]

 

What Is Water Based Ink?  | Screenprinting.com

What Is Water Based Ink?

Ryonet Collaborator

The simple answer is that water based ink is any ink which uses water as a solvent base to carry the pigment. But, there are a few different varieties of water based ink that make up the full list. From ready for use (RFU) inks, to newer formulations like High Solid Acrylic (HSA) inks. Here’s […]

 

Best Practices For Printing Water Based Ink on an Automatic  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices For Printing Water Based Ink on an Automatic

Ryonet Collaborator

Well folks, here we are for another rousing edition of automatic printing tips and tricks. The topic this time: water based ink. I’ll be honest, it hasn’t always been my favorite medium. My very first print way back in 1986 was done with water based ink, and turned out to be a huge failure. Looking […]

 

The Simple Trick To Mixing Water Based Ink  | Screenprinting.com

The Simple Trick To Mixing Water Based Ink

Ryonet Collaborator

Using a ink mixing system offers a lot of benefits for your screen printing shop, including color flexibility, cost savings, and an added benefit to your customers. And there are a number of things that you can do to make mixing your own water based ink a bigger benefit to your shop. But there’s one […]

 

How To Start Water Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How To Start Water Based Printing

Ryonet Collaborator

Getting into water based printing isn’t as hard as most long-time plastisol printers think. I’ve been printing with water based inks since 2008 and have helped hundreds of printers successfully transition over. If you step into it the right way, water based printing can actually be easier and save you time and money, versus printing […]