Screenprinting on other substrates

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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Screenprinting on other substrates

I am printing shirts right now, but what about other stuff. Like vinyl, paper, or other plastics? Is it only a matter of ink? Or do you need special screens, emulsion, ect. Also, how would you cure these other media? I don't see running a PSA Vinyl through my dryer working out too good, I guess unless I run it really fast on the lowest heat setting.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 07:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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NazDar makes inks for vinyl and most anything else, even glass. It is air dry ink so no need in firing up the ole' power sucker. You can find a full line of NazDar products from Tube-Lite. As far as screens go, you might need to have a tighter mesh (something like a 220 or 300) for the more fluid inks, but the emulsion for plastisol will work just fine.
Once upon a time, I screened circuit boards for X-Ray machines. Plain Ulano emulsion is all I used.
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