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  • Warp Drive
    March 29, 2016 Ryonet Collaborator

    [Infographic] How to Print Water Based Ink On Athletic Garments

    Imagine this: You’re a water based only screen printing shop. A customer walks in through the door, carrying cash in hand and says he wants to order 600 two color back print t-shirts. You say sure, give him your prices, and ask him what kind of shirts he wants to print on. He says he […]

     

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  • Water Based Ink
    March 22, 2016 Ryonet Collaborator

    7 Reasons You Should Consider Switching To Water Based Ink

    “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 […]

     

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  • Water Based Ink
    March 17, 2016 Ryan Cole

    The Unlikely Benefit of Printing With Water Based Ink

    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 […]

     

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  • Water Based Printing
    March 15, 2016 Ryonet Collaborator

    The Rules For Designing For Water Based Printing

    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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  • Water Based Ink
    March 10, 2016 Ryonet Collaborator

    The Surprising History of Water Based and Plastisol Ink

    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, […]

     

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  • Water Based Printing
    March 8, 2016 Ryonet Collaborator

    Debunking The Myths Of Water Based Printing

    Water based printing has a bad reputation: Runny, transparent, and hard to work with. Inks that dry fast in your screens and give you a headache that just won’t go away. It’s a shame too, since the water based inks of today have far fewer of those awful traits you remember from your old poster […]

     

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  • Water Based Ink
    March 1, 2016 Ryonet Collaborator

    What Is Water Based Ink?

    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 […]

     

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  • Water Based ink
    February 25, 2016 Ryonet Collaborator

    Best Practices For Printing Water Based Ink on an Automatic

    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 […]

     

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  • How To Start Water Based Printing
    November 12, 2015 Ryonet Collaborator

    How To Start Water Based Printing

    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 […]

     

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