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Old October 28th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What can you thin plastisol with ? is there other products that can be used from your local Home Depot ?
The Inks I have recently purchased have to be almost cut out with a knife to get it out of the container. I am new to printing and am not sure if this is a common occurrence or not I do know the ink is way to stiff to use as is.

I have some low odder mineral spirits that seems to work good for kleenup and what not could it be used if in well ventilated area as a thinner ?

Any help would be great.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 11:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. I will contact my supplier in the morning I think you may be correct that the ink is bad it has not been exposed to heat since it has been in my posetion for about a week. I hope they will make good on the ink I bought 4 gallons one is Kelly green it seems to be the thickest so far. The bright orange was thick but was much better than the green. I have not opened the other 2 gallons but will ck.them in the morning.

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Have you tried to mix the ink? you could always try to put a paint mixer attachment on a high speed drill and see if that will help out.
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What can you thin plastisol with ? is there other products that can be used from your local Home Depot ?
The Inks I have recently purchased have to be almost cut out with a knife to get it out of the container. I am new to printing and am not sure if this is a common occurrence or not I do know the ink is way to stiff to use as is.

I have some low odder mineral spirits that seems to work good for kleenup and what not could it be used if in well ventilated area as a thinner ?

Any help would be great.
Thanks
Bearcat

I have been using Wilflex's curable reducer in anything from white, to dark inks. It has been working great for us. Just make sure to seal it when you are done and not to let the even the slightest drip of any color get into the reducer, it will taint the whole bucket. I had a nat sized chip of red fall in a bucket once and turned the whole gallon pink within 2 days before we noticed, and could only use it for red or grey from there on, hahha. It works good though and a little goes a long way. SRI had schooled me once on using a curable reducer in white for underbasing simulated process through a 230 and it made such an awesome difference in the final hand of the print. I have also heard International coatings makes a nice reducer, I just like to use the one from Wilflex.

Hope that helps.

Mike
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Thanks for all the help. I finally got my first T off the press and printed my first order for 75 shirts first shirt took about 4 days but things are going much smoother now. I believe I had about 4 hrs printing the remainder and I thought they came out quite well 2 color back 1 color front chest.
My ink was stiff but added some curable reducer and was able to print.
In talking to a printer who seems to know his stuff thiners such as mineral spirits is what used to be the norm but due to all the invoromental concerns all or most products now are Eco friendly.
He did say and from my own experimentation mineral spirits will work with plastisol inks however I went ahead and purchased some reducer.
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