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Water Based Ink explained

Screen Printing Water Based Inks, the basic is to understand, why we have different types of water based inks.
They are used in a combination or depending on the substrate. You need to understand your ink first. Very important is to have the TDS Info on hand, as your supplier’s ink could work different. The inks we used here, is from CHT, what have a great range of screen printing ink, they are specialized in water based inks.

When to use:
1) LAC ink (semi opaque) you print on Top of an Under Base or for fine dot/lines screen printing
2) Binder (transparent ink with no body) you will print onlyon White textile substrate or pale colors Shirts.
3) Opaque White as Under Base or as White in a design.
4)Clear (with body) to print on under Base for bright colors or on white for better wash-fastness than transparent  Binder.

If you have questions to this water based Inks Tutorial, please let me know.


and please note

You never print Binder on Opaque ink, as this will end in poor washing results.

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