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Tips and Tricks for Mixing Plastisol Inks

Tips and Tricks for Mixing Plastisol Inks

Author: Lindsay Merwald/Wednesday, December 16, 2015/Categories: Industry News - Textile

(Quoted from Joe Clarke and Printwear Magazine. Full article here.)
Ever wonder why we need to “warm the ink up” or “wet the mesh out,” either with a robust mixing or by printing some ill-defined number of shirts before we can run production with plastisol inks? The answer is due to the Perennial Plastisol Paradigm (PPP), in which the ink may be thick or thin but it is tacky, and exhibits excessive internal cohesion under applied shearing force to create a STICKY hand.

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