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Solvent Based Screen Printing Ink

Screen printing is a technique of printing that is has become popular due to its ability to produce a top quality image. It is also a popular printing type due to its cost effectiveness. It is most popular in the printing of T-shirts, labels, stickers and signage. Screen printing can make use of various types of inks with solvent based screen printing ink fast becoming the most preferred choice. Other types of inks used are UV curable inks, water based inks and Plastisol inks.

Solvent based screen printing ink is very similar to water based ink. It is an ink that consists of a pigment or dye that is suspended in water. The pigment or dye (colour of the artwork) can only set once all the water or solvent has evaporated and the material or printing substrate has properly dried. Depending on how fast one wants their print job to be completed, drying can occur at room temperature or under heat. On the other hand UV curable ink requires exposure to UV light to dry, and Plastisol ink requires extremely high temperatures to dry.

All solvent based inks used for screen printing consists on average of 50% to 70% solvent, which is then evaporated during the drying process. This particular type of screen printing ink is absolutely ideal for chrome, mirror and metallic effects. Print jobs using solvent based screen printing ink are usually extremely resistant to scratches and rubs, which scores great durability points with most printing companies.

If you are looking for a durable and long lasting silk screen print, then take the time to contact us. We at New Africa Inks will ensure that you are provided with the best solvent based screen printing ink on the market and the very best print finish available on the market. Allow us to assist you with all your printing needs today. Contact New Africa Inks.

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