Printing wet on wet has several advantages, but mainly, it is faster. And anyone who owns and runs their shop knows, time is money. Printing wet on wet not only keeps your pallet cool because you are not flashing in between prints but also skipping that need to flash your area able to crank up the productivity of your shop. Meaning your customer get their orders sooner, which makes your shop look bomb and that makes you money.
There are a couple things to keep in mind when printing wet on wet.
1. You will want to do normally a wet on wet print with lighter colored garments or with prints that do not need to be as bright.
2. The ink you will use will normally need to be thinned down. In the video below, Ryan uses about 20 percent of curable reducer to thin the ink. But keep in mind that some inks will not need to be reduced. For example Green Galaxy Black Matter is such a creamy plastisol, it does not need to be reduced.
3. Because you will be using reduced ink, don’t forget that you will need to print through a high mesh screen. Depending on how soft you want your garment, any wear upward of 230 should be fine.
4. Print your design from either lightest color or darkest color or smallest part of the design to the largest.
After you create your first garment print, you will notice there is some ink transfer on the back of your screens. Don’t worry about it. Because the ink is reduced, it will avoid building up, and the screens are a high mesh count.
Check out this video and Ryan can show you all the tricks.
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