Author Topic: Wilflex Fashion Soft vs. Finesse  (Read 5594 times)

Offline JBLUE

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Re: Wilflex Fashion Soft vs. Finesse
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2013, 06:37:57 PM »
So I'm having a weird problem with this stuff today. It seems incompatible with my Kiwo HWR photoemulsion. The ink is gumming up in the screens really badly.

I recall having this problem years back with the Union Tru-Tones and one particular pure polymer emulsion, (can't remember the brand) but had never seen it otherwise.

Anybody else seen this?

Interesting. I have about 24 rollers sitting in the screen room right now coated with HWR. They have been in there for a few days and still have a stickyness to them. I hope to not be in the same boat. I will have to go out and check the smoothing screen and see if the ink is funky. We have been running the HWR on the smoothing screen to test the durability for a couple of days.
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Re: Wilflex Fashion Soft vs. Finesse
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2013, 07:11:09 PM »
I'm pretty sure they're hardened. It's not abnormal for us to use the HWR for long run orders, with plastisol, so I didn't think we were doing anything out of the ordinary.

It's possible that my press operator did a bad job of cleaning the water base ink out of the screens before switching to plastisol, but I made them scrub the screens out again in case,cand it kept happening. The fashion soft is the wild card here.

We,re reburning the screens with Chromaline, so we'll see what happens with them tomorrow.
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Re: Wilflex Fashion Soft vs. Finesse
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2013, 09:07:32 PM »
Another exceptional product is the Rutland chino base. Excellent product for producing soft hand plastisol prints and overprinting a discharge base. Remember mesh is really important with overprinting dc base. With the chino you will get super soft results and absolutely no build up issues.
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Re: Wilflex Fashion Soft vs. Finesse
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2013, 08:24:23 AM »
Second on the Chino if you're a Rutland user

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Re: Wilflex Fashion Soft vs. Finesse
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2013, 01:22:03 PM »
I might as well just go back to my finesse + Union curable Visc. reducer 9000. It seems like I can get the ink just as thin and soft that way, as stocking another product that may or may not work with my preferred emulsions.

I just went through a really long, extensive round of emulsion testing a couple years ago, & am really happy with what I'm using.
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Re: Wilflex Fashion Soft vs. Finesse
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2013, 10:09:35 PM »
You know sometimes sticking with what works for you is best. If you and your customers are happy with the results than focus on making money. Great perspective. We can get caught up in the so called latest and greatest.
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