What ink colors should I have on-hand at all times?

If you want to keep ink in stock, we have a few suggestions to get you started. We recommend that if you are going to stock ink that you be as versatile as possible with your selection. General purpose inks, also referred to as all-purpose inks, can be printed on many substrates, saving you money in the long run.

When it comes to colors, you will want to stick with your standard colors. Start with black and white. Keep in mind that your white ink can also act as an underbase. From there, you can expand to red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.

For the more experienced screen printer, another option is to keep a base and mixing colors on hand to save on space.

We also recommend keeping a curable reducer on hand. White ink is notorious for hardening in colder conditions. The reducer will help loosen the ink up so you can use it with ease, especially when working with a higher mesh count. It will help you obtain a softer hand feel.


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