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Persistant bleeding edges

Postby Deedeedack » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:20 am

I am getting this problem a LOT! like all the time. Where the ink bleeds underneath the bottom edge of the stencil. I have been flooding with a stroke away from me and pulling the ink through towards me. I have experiemented with different pressures and angles. It occurs with both system 3 and speedball inks. I'm using 120 mesh and printing on to heavy paper. I can't seem to figure out what I am doing that is causing it because it seems to happen on every other pull no matter what i do.

I've attached a picture to show the type of bleed im talking about.

Any advice please? I'm going crazy!
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Re: Persistant bleeding edges

Postby zee digitizing » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:08 pm

sorry don't have enough knowledge to guide you.
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Re: Persistant bleeding edges

Postby Stretch77 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:41 pm


I realize this is an older post but incase someone else has the same problem. This is one of those "been there done that" kind things. I not familiar with UV inks but for any solvent inks you want to use a screen mesh of 200 or more depending on how fine the image is. Using 120 to 150 on flat stock is more for clear coat, ink w/metallic flake or sometimes white. If 120 is all you have then try thickening up the ink then print without pre-flooding the screen. Hopefully this helps.
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Re: Persistant bleeding edges

Postby joeprint45 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:54 pm

looks like the screen and ink. It seems the ink is too thin/ mesh to coarse.
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