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So many screen printing shops have a hard time working with water based inks.
It's not that water based inks are difficult. It's that most shops don't know where to start. They don't know they might want to get a reptile fogger (but I promise more on that later).
This article will answer 5 common questions about water based inks and give you tips you can use in your shop to get the most out of this exciting medium. There's some basic concepts to understand about working with water based inks before we dive in:
The less water you have in your ink, the harder it is to work with. Water based ink has lots of water in it (seems obvious, right?). But as the ink loses water, it becomes stubborn and hard to work with.
Think about water based ink like it's blood. If you get a small cut, it scabs up quickly. But a larger wound has flowing blood and won't immediately scab up or dry out.
Keep it moist, keep it moving. You've got to manage water based inks so they don't dry out and give you issues.
Let's go further into these eco-friendly, super-soft, ultra-durable, 100% breathable inks!
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