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DO SCREEN PRINTERS NEED BOTH A STANDARD WHITE INK & MIXING WHITE INK?

Short answer — yes. If you’re mixing custom colors and incorporating white in designs, you need both a standard white plastisol ink and mixing white ink. Each ink is designed to do different things. It’s possible to use them interchangeably, but it ends up being a lot more work for the screen printer. Let’s go through it.

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WHY YOU NEED TO MIX PLASTISOL INK & HOW TO DO IT

Ever ordered screen printing ink and when it arrived, you noticed that the ink had separated? Don’t fret, the ink hasn’t gone bad! It just needs a little TLC. Let’s go over why plastisol ink may separate and what you can do it make it production-ready. THE CHEMISTRY BEHIND PLASTISOL INK Have you bought natural peanut butter before? When it has sat on the shelf for who knows how long, the peanut butter is stiffer and the oil has separated and sits on top. But all you have to do is mix it and it’s ready to go. Plastisol ink works the same way. When it hasn’t been touched in a while, the ink will settle and a liquid will...

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THE ANSWERS TO THE TOP 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT FN-INK PLASTISOL INK

If you’ve gotten your hands on FN-INK, you know how awesome it is. It’s so easy to print. It produces bright, vibrant, opaque prints. Best of all, it doesn’t hurt your wallet. But as with any ink (especially new ones), you may have a few questions about its usage. Here are the top five questions about FN-INK and their answers. 

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8 SPECIAL EFFECTS SCREEN PRINTING INKS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

You've come up with a killer t-shirt design. It's edgy, creative, and eye-catching. You can't wait to print it, but when you look at your ink shelf, your heart drops a little. You don't have a screen printing ink that's going to bring that art to life. You need something special. That's where special effects inks come in. They're designed to make prints sparkle, shimmer, shine, stretch, puff, and so much more. Check out these eight special effects inks and see where your imagination takes you. SPARKLE WITH FN-INK METALLIC GOLD Who doesn’t love gold? Make a print look like a million bucks with FN-INK Metallic Gold. The ink is stock full of golden flakes, sparkling and glittering when a flash...

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SCREEN PRINT ANY COLOR WITH AN INK MIXING SYSTEM

You’ve been killing the printing game. Clients have been pumped for the high quality products you make. It’s been a smooth ride, until a customer requests a specific Pantone color.  Uh, what? What do you do? How do you make a specific color? Why doesn’t the color from the bucket work? The answer is simple. You need an ink mixing system. 

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