Ink Blocking is contained in
each PRINT GOCCO card kit, ready for you to start enjoying the benefits it provides
from your very first print. Ink
Blocking sheets are a simple construction of foam with an adhesive backing.
When you are printing more than 100
prints, In Blocking is highly recommended as it will:
Greatly increase the number of
prints before re-inking [up to 60% more]
Save time re-inking
Stop colours mixing whilst printing
spreading to unwanted areas of the screen
1. Cut a strip from the sheet
approx 3mm thick with sharp scissors.
If using a Stanley knife or other blade, cut with the paper side facing
upwards/ foam down
2. Lift the plastic flap on your Print Master - Ink
Blocking is applies to the top/ rough side of the screen
3. Peel the backing off the foam and apply around the outside
of your design, leaving a 2-3mm gap.
Do not place Ink Blocking over your design as this will prevent ink from
reaching the design and it won't print!
Ensure there are no gaps/ holes where Ink Blocking meets or ink will
seep through - eliminating the point of the Ink Blocking.
Ink Blocking can be overlapped without any adverse effect to printing
[the raised height is flattened by the Stage Glass]
If the area between the
design only allows a thin piece to be inserted [i.e. 1-2mm] then you will
need to apply less ink, on either side, as there is less adhesion
available and the ink blockings barrier is weakened.
The ink blocking will
still stop ink from mixing, however greater pressure or too much ink will
render the ink blocking ineffective