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Offline dirkdiggler

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I-image ST TYPE 6 INK?
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:24:01 AM »
Who is using it?  What have you had to change if anything?  Jury is still out at my shop?
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Re: I-image ST TYPE 6 INK?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 10:03:21 AM »
We use it! We switched from Type K ink, because we were having all sorts of issues.

So far it's a little thinner, but seems to be working out good.
Night Owls Print Shop
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Re: I-image ST TYPE 6 INK?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 10:26:55 AM »
We use it! We switched from Type K ink, because we were having all sorts of issues.

So far it's a little thinner, but seems to be working out good.

Which emulsion?  Did you change your coating techniques?
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Re: I-image ST TYPE 6 INK?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 11:52:03 AM »
We switched our ST over to the new T6 last week. You HAVE to flush the whole machine, clean out the tank, make sure and replace ALL filters, flush the crap out of the head, make sure it's a clean start. It's working way better for us than the D2a had. Still get a little banding in big open areas on the Murakami T9 emulsion, but they don't hold unless you really over expose the heck out of the screen. Washes out easier, doesn't leave the black haze or stain in the emulsion like the Dye based stuff did, if you use a soak tank like we do, it seems to stay on the screen rather than wash off in the soak tank which is nice. Looks to be A LOT darker and deeper than the d2a. So far I like it.
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Re: I-image ST TYPE 6 INK?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 04:23:18 PM »
We use it! We switched from Type K ink, because we were having all sorts of issues.

So far it's a little thinner, but seems to be working out good.

Which emulsion?  Did you change your coating techniques?

PHU2. Didn't change any coating techniques.
Night Owls Print Shop
Custom Textile and Flastock Screen Printing www.nightowlsprint.com 281.741.7285