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Offline inkspotslo

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Old Wilflex publication
« on: March 12, 2016, 12:34:11 PM »
I am looking for an old "How to" booklet published by Wilflex probably before the 80's. It was more or less a comic book about the screen printing process?  I use to have a few copies but over time they have vanished.  In the late 90's is was revised and most of the comics were removed.
The booklet was 5.5"x8.5" and maybe 30 pages total. Would love to get my hands on a copy or if you have any information where to find one would be great.

Thank you!
Robert


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Re: Old Wilflex publication
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2016, 12:44:16 PM »
This booklet was actually brought up in the past, though not here in the Wilflex manufacturer's section.
Luck and skill in searches as well as diligent reading of old posts may yield the desired result.

And yes, I am familiar with it and I kept a copy in the bathroom for study purposes.
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Re: Old Wilflex publication
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2016, 12:53:32 PM »
Here, back in 2011 it not only popped up in this thread, but was addressed by a Wilflex representative.
http://www.theshirtboard.com/index.php/topic,672.msg5758.html#msg5758
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Re: Old Wilflex publication
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2016, 01:49:16 PM »
I can mail/link the one from 2004. But you probably don't need it?

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Re: Old Wilflex publication
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2016, 01:51:21 PM »
I can mail/link the one from 2004. But you probably don't need it?

Well, it sounds like Robert would love it. We should find out from Wilflex whether it would be kosher to copy and post.
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Re: Old Wilflex publication
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2016, 02:06:56 PM »
I'd like to see a copy of the 'comic' book version :)

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Re: Old Wilflex publication
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2016, 03:19:24 PM »
I can mail/link the one from 2004. But you probably don't need it?

Well, it sounds like Robert would love it. We should find out from Wilflex whether it would be kosher to copy and post.

If Google found it, is it likely to be kosher? It was  first hit on my Google for: wilflex 2004 manual




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Re: Old Wilflex publication
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2016, 03:23:48 PM »
The one from Mr. Repair is second on my page, but let's let Robert Google it himself and be safe.
Maybe someone from Wilflex will chime in and give us the thumbs up for a real posted link.
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Re: Old Wilflex publication
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2016, 12:40:20 PM »
Thanks for the info, I was able to download the 2004 manual but it was the updated version without comics.  I recently took a position supervising the screen printing department at a state prison.  The inmates are literally doing things that sent me back to my beginnings, 34 years ago.   No one knows why they things the way they do, its just the way the previous inmates taught them.  One example of the strange things they do is to add Nylo bond to plastisol ink to print on 100% polyester.  They use an abrasion test with the printed fabric after it comes out of the dryer.  If the ink comes off they add more Nylo bond till the test is acceptable.  :o

The old comic book version of Wilfex's manual had a layout of the curing process of Plastisol.  It showed it in a graphic how ink is a liquid at room temperature to dry to the hand at flashing temperature then stretchy and 330 degrees and then a liquid again or remelt at 390 degrees and so on to over cured.  It was just a very cleaver and I think the inmates would appreciate the comics.

Thanks for all your help.  I also have an email to Poly/One to see if maybe someone there can point me in the right direction.

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Re: Old Wilflex publication
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2016, 01:02:39 PM »
That 2004 version is apparently, the last before it went out of print.
It will be a matter of someone having an older version they're willing to part with or perhaps make a semi-official copy of.
Then again, between here and the other forum you posted this on (though the other place is not known for old-timers), you may well find someone who has a dusty copy buried under some old catalogs showing American-made Hanes and Gildans from Canada!


btw, there are plenty of veterans who use Nylobond on Nylon jerseys though the manufacturers state that it is pretty much meant for waterproofed nylon like jackets and umbrellas.
For that matter, there are many who feel that running 50/50 through the dryer before printing reduces the likelihood of dye migration.
Some old ideas just don't completely die off merely because they are wrong.
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Old Wilflex publication
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2016, 10:06:19 PM »
I am looking for an old "How to" booklet published by Wilflex probably before the 80's. It was more or less a comic book about the screen printing process?  I use to have a few copies but over time they have vanished.  In the late 90's is was revised and most of the comics were removed.
The booklet was 5.5"x8.5" and maybe 30 pages total. Would love to get my hands on a copy or if you have any information where to find one would be great.

Thank you!
Robert

The one you are thinking of was penned primarily by Joe Clarke when he was with Flexible Products (original company that owned the brand Wilflex).  Some awesome drawings. My fav was the one for the old MCV product illustrating "soft hand"  - has a hand melting into the paper. Great stuff.

This was circa 1985-1990.

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Re: Old Wilflex publication
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2016, 11:16:02 AM »
I am looking for an old "How to" booklet published by Wilflex probably before the 80's. It was more or less a comic book about the screen printing process?  I use to have a few copies but over time they have vanished.  In the late 90's is was revised and most of the comics were removed.
The booklet was 5.5"x8.5" and maybe 30 pages total. Would love to get my hands on a copy or if you have any information where to find one would be great.

Thank you!
Robert


Mine is not that old, it is probably from the late 90's. It does have illustrations in it.
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