Ink drying in screen


#1

Hi again

I recently read using a small amount of ordinary glycerine will keep screens open for longer. That and having a spray bottle of water handy. Any experience with either?

Thanks
Mulberry


#2

As I said in response to your question about white inks:

I use the Permaset Print Paste to thin the ink down. It does make it more transparent, but it also allows me to pull several screens in a row without having to wash it out constantly. I’ve also found that spritzing the screen with water in between pulls keeps the white ink (and other colors) from drying so quickly.

Be careful, though, if you’re ink is too thin, the water sprayed on the screens can cause patterns to develop in large flat areas of ink. This is only really an issue, though, if there is no white opaque ink mixed in to a color. If white is present, you shouldn’t have any issue with the spritzing.

Glycerine I do not have experience with, however.

Hope this helps!