FN-INK is a low-cure, creamy, easy-to-use plastisol ink for printers of all types. But don’t take our word for it. Hisway Press or Print uses FN-INK in their screen print shop. We asked them a few questions about their experience with the ink. Here’s what they had to say.
Photo By HisWay Press or Print
#1: WHY PLASTISOL INK?
We love versatility. Plastisol ink can be used on a wide variety of fabrics and is so easy to use, especially for anyone new to the game. We came across FN-INK
while watching the Golden Press Youtube video titled “A Rising Tide.” We were intrigued to discover that Ryonet generously donated an entire line of FN-INK. This sparked our curiosity, and we became eager to delve deeper into the world of FN-Ink and learn more about its characteristics and applications.
#2: WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO USE FN-INK IN YOUR SHOP?
Being a small shop, our primary requirement was to find an ink that would be both cost-effective and deliver high performance. Since we started using FN-INK
, it has met every need we have had up to this point. We have tried other inks but we have not found one that we like better than FN-INK.
#3: YOU PRINT SOME AMAZING DESIGNS. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE?
One of our favorites has been “Creep It Real” T-shirt design, which we did for a local coffee shop. We used all the FN-INK
line on this garment and the puff additive, which gave a creepy feel, and the puff set the design over the top.
#4: HOW OFTEN DO YOU MIX PANTONE COLORS WITH THE FN-INK MIXING SYSTEM?
Within the last three weeks, we have had to use the FN-INK mixing system
at least 3 to 4 times. It is the most compared to the last 3 to 4 months.
Insider Tips: Invest in a good weighing scale for the most accurate reading and be patient. Achieving the exact Pantone color can sometimes be challenging. Be patient and take your time during the mixing process to ensure you get the best results.
#5: ARE THERE ANY SPECIALTY INKS YOU USE IN YOUR SHOP?
Puff is something we have been really experimenting with. We really want to incorporate some t-shirt designs with it. It seems there are few shops that actually do puff prints, thus creating an opportunity for us to do prints that other print shops are not willing to do.
We wanted to achieve a certain look for the design while using puff additive. What we were used to doing was not working. The puff print was not consistent throughout all the letters. So, we re-watched certain YouTubevideos and while on IG live we noticed that other screen printers were watching. We decided to ask for help and through the screen printing community and their feedback we were able to accomplish the print we were looking for.
#6: WHAT’S ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO PRINTERS DEBATING ON WHICH PLASTISOL INK TO CHOOSE?
I would say choose an ink that is going to work for you and your shop. FN-INK has worked well for us because of our budget, it is very versatile in the fact that it can be used for pantone colors. Lastly, the resources that are available in using FN-INK
. You can find YouTube videos by Ryonet, discussing FN-INK’s specialty inks.
Hisway Press or Print said it best: plastisol ink makes screen printing easy. It’s creamy, vibrant, and cures with almost any heat source. Check out FN-INK’s ready-for-use inks (that double as a mixing system) and bring your art to life with specialty inks.