Digital Printing Supplies
Introducing the new Exile FREEStyler Direct to Screen System, especially designed for the small /mid market textile printer with the capability to create amazing stencils by printing the artwork directly to an emulsioned screen. We have been testing the system with Chromaline emulsions and the WPS LED Exposure Unit and have been blown away by the results.
Please take a look at our blog article which explains and compares Direct to Screen technology to Digital Screen Makers like the Riso Goccopro 100 and Riso QS200.
Generally speaking there is very little difference in the performance of the mesh unless you are using 90T upwards. Yellow mesh absorbs more light and stops light scattering, this helps expose those very fine lines and intricate details. We use Italian mesh yellow and white, they are great for fine halftones with high resolution and has the greatest possible exposure latitude with unsurpassed protection against light-undercutting.
If your ink is too thick or you are having problems with it passing through your screen, you can thin the ink down always give the ink a good stir first as sometimes that will loosen the ink making easier to print.
However the problem with some inks is that because of the pigment content needed in them to appear opaque on a garment it NEEDS to be thick.
If you are having problems with general Plastisol ink this can be thinned down using curable reducer.
This will not affect the quality or the curability of the ink if you keep with the recommended ratio but gives it a softer hand and makes it easier to pass through a higher mesh count. If too much is mixed in, the ink will become too runny and no longer work.
It you have an automatic carousel printing water based inks then a small dryer is obviously not suitable but which dryer is the right one. This chart will guide you.
At Wicked Printing Stuff we manufacture our own Panther dryers and these can be standard models or very client specific. For example a dryer suitable for DTG (Direct to Garment) printing needs a much longer tunnel. Our prices are very competitive because you are buying direct, ask us for a quote and be surprised.