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Not sure what ink to use on PVC

Postby dylanbidwell » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:20 am

Hello,
I am new to screen printing and was wondering if someone could tell me the type of ink I would need inorder to print onto PVC. If you could also recommend a product that would be great.

Thank you for your time,
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Postby yaleteamsandtees » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:28 am

PVC what?

Koma-tex?
Koma-cel?
Sintra?
Vinyl note books?

Some have to be done with vinyl ink.
Some can be done with Nazdar 9700.
(My personal preference.)
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Postby dylanbidwell » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:36 am

PVC plastic card (like a credit card).

Thanks again.
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Postby yaleteamsandtees » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:58 am

Probably have to go with a vinyl.

Check the Nazdar ink application table
and then call the ink mfg. to be sure.

A lot of that stuff is printed with UV.

This is the Nazdar Substrate Chart

I hope this helps and good luck.

Vinyl can take some getting used to.

Make good and sure about your ventilation.
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Postby andymac » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:03 am

might want to try a general purpose ink, they work on a wide selection of plastics including vinyl. If you get vinyl only you cant; print styrene, acrylic, etc

get retarder paste/microprint gel or wahtever they call it to go with your ink and retarder thinner - this is the secret of easy printing with solvent based ink
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