Author Topic: Cleanup for Epoxy Inks?  (Read 462 times)

Offline mimosatexas

  • !!!
  • Gonzo Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4170
  • contributor
Cleanup for Epoxy Inks?
« on: March 05, 2019, 04:48:09 PM »
Nazdar suggested IMS301, but I was hoping someone might be able to tell me if any similar family of chemicals would work well or work better.  We typically use Easiway 701 for ink cleanup, but it doesn't work well.  Would some kind of screen opener or some kind of press wash work?  Mineral Spirits?  I can't even find the IMS301 on the GSG site which is where Nazdar directed me to buy it.


Online Homer

  • !!!
  • Gonzo Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2741
Re: Cleanup for Epoxy Inks?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 05:04:30 PM »
we use laquer thinner on all of our odd ball inks...haven't found an ink yet that it won't cut through.
...keep doing what you're doing, you'll only get what you've got...

Offline Pangea

  • !!!
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 151
  • Jack of all trades, master of none.
Re: Cleanup for Epoxy Inks?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 05:40:20 PM »
Nazdar Source One has it.

I've been using Nazdar SW37 which is a Xylene blend, smells great.

Online Frog

  • Administrator
  • Ludicrous Speed Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12562
  • Docendo discimus
Re: Cleanup for Epoxy Inks?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 05:46:09 PM »
Nazdar suggested the Image Star IS301, which I think is just their universal press wash for solvent inks.
Lacquer thinner is probably fine.
"It's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide"

Offline rusty

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 235
Re: Cleanup for Epoxy Inks?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 06:29:57 PM »
Nazdar suggested the Image Star IS301, which I think is just their universal press wash for solvent inks.
Lacquer thinner is probably fine.

This is what we use. make sure you have good ventilation cause it stinks.



Offline Alex M

  • !!!
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 257
Re: Cleanup for Epoxy Inks?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2019, 09:26:36 PM »
Nazdar suggested IMS301, but I was hoping someone might be able to tell me if any similar family of chemicals would work well or work better.  We typically use Easiway 701 for ink cleanup, but it doesn't work well.  Would some kind of screen opener or some kind of press wash work?  Mineral Spirits?  I can't even find the IMS301 on the GSG site which is where Nazdar directed me to buy it.
Try our easisolv 120, if you send me an email [email protected] I will be happy to get you a sample to try.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Alex Mammoser
Director of Sales
Easiway Systems
Mobile: +1 630 220 6588
[email protected]

Offline T Shirt Farmer

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 656
Re: Cleanup for Epoxy Inks?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 09:10:11 AM »
Reclaim with razor blade, probably cheaper to restretch than the the cost of chemicals and hassell.
Robert
allpremiums.com
Your Source for Decorated Apparel.

Offline Doug B

  • !!!
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 523
Re: Cleanup for Epoxy Inks?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 09:28:16 AM »
  I would use lacquer thinner and if you have a particularly troublesome area I have used
some spot cleaning fluid. It is best to apply it to a dry screen in between reclaim and haze
removal.

Offline RICK STEFANICK

  • Gonzo Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 1785
Re: Cleanup for Epoxy Inks?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2019, 06:22:15 PM »
we use laquer thinner on all of our odd ball inks...haven't found an ink yet that it won't cut through.

same.

Offline SeƱorPepperHead

  • Verified/Junior
  • **
  • Posts: 13
Re: Cleanup for Epoxy Inks?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 09:59:37 AM »
For epoxy ink during the reclaim process try CCI' SC-Ink Wash, for a press wash screen opener that is stencil safe try CCI's Press Wash LV they will both work great on Epoxy, enamel and all conventional ink system. Send me an email at [email protected] if you'd like to try a sample