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Postby ajax » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:34 am

Anyone know a good substitute for acetone use in silk screen printing?
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Not really fpr textiles

Postby madman_design » Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:36 pm

There are too many safer alternatives...
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Postby tsiartguy » Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:57 pm

There are too many safer alternatives...


Like what?
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what kind of printing do you do?

Postby 100thmemeber » Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:28 pm

what kind of printing do you do? flat stock or garments
what kind of ink do u use?
im the 100th registered user.. Whats your excuse?
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Postby landofmoab » Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:26 pm

We use Laquer Thinner in our shop. I suppose it does the same as Acetone. Salespeople have tried to get us to switch to other products but nothing is less expensive or as effective.
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Postby Anonymous » Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:28 am

Both of those are nasty chemicals.

For removing my plastisol inks and Ulano QTX emulsion I use soy based products by Franmar
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Postby FuturePrint » Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:55 pm

we use thinner too. could we use something a little more eco friendly, yes, but we have not found anything that works as good.

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Postby ronc » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:20 am

I'm assuming you are using acetone as cleaning agent. Nazdar 's IM 201
does a better job and is milder
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Postby Travis_Underground » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:06 pm

as far as on press cleaning we use an Onpress cleaner called VW Inkwash from Northwest.

Off press cleaning, we use Mineral Spirits and VW inkwash... mineral spirits to get most of ink off and then VW to finish it off and almost "dry" the screen...

the only time we use Acetone is if there is something locked in the screen we use a high pressure blowout gun, and even that we don't like to use alot... or if there is ink in the wrong place on a garment...
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Postby Gino » Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:27 pm

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Postby djphelix » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:48 pm

plastisolv 842
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Re: Acetone in silk screen printing

Postby Bradbouman » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:25 am

I would recommend a product called Bio-Solve. I am a distributor in Ontario, Canada. This product out performs Acetone as it is non-hazardous to the environment and safe to use. It lasts 10x longer and has 5x the cleaning power of Acetone as it has a lower evaporation rate and leaves no residue.
Simple to Apply to the screen, let it sit for a min, then wipe clean.

It is available in pails, drums, or totes.

http://greenacetone.com

Let me know if you are interested in trying a sample!
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