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Old November 30th, 2011, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I do a lot of Polyester printing...does anyone have a good suggestion on a good poly inks other than one stroke..every time the seasons start getting colder the one stroke ink becomes un-usable
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Old November 30th, 2011, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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During the colder months, inks need to be stirred up before using. You can even set them on top of the dryer for a little bit to warm them up and get those molecules moving!

I sell Triangle EX Excel Poly White, a very good low bleed white ink made specifically for polyester. It is very creamy as well!
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Contact One Stroke, they make an additive for the ink to make it flow better, the name slips my mind at the moment. I use it year round in Delaware. I also use the Wilflex Epic poly white. Just about ink mfg has a poly available.
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Most of the flow additives thin back the ink and loose your opacity and bleed resistance. I go with warming it up on the drier for half an hour first which softens and improves the viscosity and relatively quickly for printing while maintaining the inks desired qualities and attributes. Admittedly we usually add ten percent QCM158 to our polymax when it comes in for ease of printing and gets rid of the chalkiness of it when it dries.
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I do a lot of Polyester printing...does anyone have a good suggestion on a good poly inks other than one stroke..every time the seasons start getting colder the one stroke ink becomes un-usable
Thanks for all the suggestions, believe it or not I have been printing for a while..I have used all the suggestions given..I do not put anything in the ink to reduce it because of the problems with dye migration...it might not show up at the print shop...however after the cloth has been washed a couple of times the dye will bleed into the print...and we tell our customers not to use front load washers on water saver cycle....this just washes the cloth in the dyed water the first time..I like one stroke in the summer, and I can't explain it, because I keep my ink in a hot box in the cold months set around 80 degrees...but something in the ink gets stiff in the colder months... and makes it impossible to use..I was just asking for other mfg's of ink that printers have used and had great results with....
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