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Quick Tips for Changing Ink Colors

Use these hassle-free tips when changing ink colors on a screen-printing press.

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Ryonet shares a step-by-step video tutorial that walks screen printers through the process of swapping colors on-press and a technique involving minimal hassle, as well as little ink and chemical waste.

Check out these actionable tips to saving time and money when changing ink colors:

  • Start with light-colored inks then move to dark
  • Return excess ink to the container by pulling as much ink onto the squeegee
  • Use junk shirts or shop rags to cover the platen and clean the screen in the printing position
  • Use 3-4 medium sprays of screen cleaner
  • Squeegee the chemical and ink off your screen and wipe away any excess
  • Spray screen clean on each side of the screen and wipe down
  • Take a clean rag and buff out any residue
  • Use a dark rag to wipe and check for any leftover ink ?

Important points: Print from light to dark, manage your ink effectively, and let your squeegee do the work. 

Ryonet

Ryonet

Since 2004, Ryonet has provided screen printing supplies, equipment, and education to the industry.

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