Screen Repair Pack
Product Code: S-525
These are four items all printers should have on hand when printing as they will help you remove problems before they occur and eliminate any if they appear whilst printing.
It's our lengthy experience in printing that has seen this pack developed, as these items are all used at some point - these are simply must have items for any serious screen printing set-up.
Base items are included in all our packages, with the full kit included in Home Business packages and above.
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Prevent problems through artwork preparation
Eliminate problems as they occur to save screens
Manual details how products are used
Eliminates blurring through Table Adhesive
Remove pinholes and larger marks
Strengthen bond of Mesh to frames using Screen Masking Tape, where Frame Mounting Tape is old or adhesive is weak
See individual products for cleaning details.
Artwork Clean-Up Paper
165ml Table Adhesive
40ml Correction Fluid
Screen Masking Tape
Screen Repair Manual
Item Weight: 0.76 Kg
Cbm: 1.890 Kg
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Q) What temperature do I set the press to?
You must adjust the press to suite the type of fabric as overheating may cause burning of the fabric.
Cotton = cotton setting with Cotton/ polyester = poly setting
If unsure it's always best to start at a lower setting and test the first garment, you can always increase the setting slightly after you begin if the first prints are not heating the garment.
Never overheat the garment as this will cause burning to the fabric - it's better to set for 15-20 seconds with a short 5 second break and repeat a few times than try to set for 1 minute continuously.
Q) Do I need to add water and/or use the steam option?
No there is no need to use the steam option, the press will turn on and work normally without water.
As you are trying to eliminate the water based medium from the ink and dry the print out, steam will make this process very difficult.
Q) Why is steam coming from the design?
This is the water based medium heating up and coming out of the design as steam - this is normal.
Steam starts to appear once the design comes up to temperature, then starts to slow and disappear half way through the setting process.
If a print is completely dry (more than 5 days old) no steam may appear at all and will require setting for 30-40 seconds only. If a print is wet and no stream is present you will need to increase the temperature of the press.
Q) How long do I set for - when do I know the prints are set?
How long is a piece of string? Generally speaking, the first 20 seconds of the setting process brings the ink and garment up to temperature, the next 20 seconds eliminates the water based medium (steam rises), the next 20 seconds starts the pigment activation and setting of the ink.
- Large or solid designs will require a longer setting period as there is more volume of ink to activate and set.
A minimum of 1 minute is normally required for almost any print, increasing up to 3 minutes for wet prints.
As the actual timing varies on the design size, how long since it's been printed and the volume of ink in the design. A simple rule to start with is that when steam stops rising you are half way through the setting process.
e.g. If steam stops rising after 40 seconds (2 presses), your setting time is 1 minute 20 seconds (4 presses).
Q) What happens if I don't set the inks for long enough?
After 5 minutes the inks will not readily wash out of the garment and are starting to air dry. When washed, water will begin to attack the un activated pigments dilute the medium coating the fibres of the fabric. It's this removal of the pigments which causes the design to fade
Further washing will continue the fading process for up to 10 washes, where no more pigment can be removed
Level: Beginner to Advanced
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Last modified: 28 October, 2009