Problems Found among the Screen Printing Machine Users
Some ideal techniques of using screen printing machine can change some element of printing artwork. Screen printing is not a difficult task at all. Among the screen printing machine user, we generally found a problem to print into white print while color print is simple to them. As white print ink is rough and thick, it is somewhat difficult to use. Do you know why this happens and how to solve it? Actually neither the white ink nor your printing work guilty for that, it happens to the screen printing press that you use. For that, you don’t need to thin the ink. At the time of printing process, you just need to apply some ideal techniques and need to change some elements.
5 secrets below may be helpful for your screen printing process.
Garments that You Should Use in Screen Printing For white ink
While you starting your screen printing machine, you should use shining garment or light one instead of the dark garment as the thick white ink become a smash or a roadblock for the dark garments within few minutes of starting the machine. You may have done your work in a wrong way or you may have used thin ink.
Using White or Black Ink According to Density and Pigment
Understanding the density and the pigment is most important for screen printing. According to this, you should print on a lighter color garment with a black ink. Blank ink needs less pigment than the white ink as black one is simple and thinner than the white one.
Adjust the Screen to Screen Printing Machine
You want to set up a white ink or black ink on your desired garment. You need to make proper mesh size (ranging 110-156), select proper thickness, and lower mesh screen and higher mesh screen, smaller holes for ink pushing. Then you need to adjust the screen to the press (1/8-1/16 inch).
Using off contact tab to print properly
The off contact is the distance between the print garment and the mesh. It helps the screen mesh to take the ink upward, clear the mesh and makes a good print. You can use the white ink is as off contact tab and set it on the screen structure through all the printing stroke. Sometimes few problems arise due to lack of proper off contact. The low off contact can’t clear the screen well. If you want to print a quality shirt through your t-shirt screen printing machine, you need to see the screen mesh bounce off the shirt. Your work will be a rough one if the ink stays in the screen mesh and to solve this kind of problem, your off contact is needed to be up a little bit. Taking too high of the mesh arise another problem. At the last part of the spectrum, you have to push the off contact downward very hard to get a quality print.
Managing the Printing Stroke
The Printing stroke means moving the squeegee along the screen printing screen. Printing Stroke is the pull to force the ink through the screen mesh. Print stroke controls the speed and release, pressure and angles of the squeegee. A screen printer should pull the squeegee at a very low angle for the print stroke through the screen mesh. A new printer should give a strong focus on pressure and must not take the squeegee against the mesh. Printers should stand on the press, give pressure down and the squeegee should be moved back. While you printing, you must have the idea about the speed of the squeegee and it mustn’t be too slow to release properly.
Besides these, you have to follow some more techniques. You need to use multi-station screen printing machine instead of the single station. Ink will not be released if the ink is too hot. The print area should be 320 degrees and 45 seconds.
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