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Offline prozyan

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Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« on: September 27, 2011, 02:35:52 PM »
I think Wilflex Buffalo White is my favorite white ink.  I do use about three different kinds though.
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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 07:54:42 PM »
Check out CCI's Festive White and Baja Black.

The Festive is incredibly print friendly, super soft out of the bucket.
Consequently not as opaque as most others but a great underbase ink, especially for
sim-process type stuff. Plus it's less than half of my current favorite for a 5.

Baja Black is a good basic printable black, also very inexpensive.


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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 08:01:11 PM »
I, my printer, realy like the white ink we get from printficiant.  Aaaaaaa dang keep forgeting his name, (CRS)
It's smooth, ready to go, sometimes we use a little reducer, but after several different whites, I used to like International Coatings before, this is the one we get in 5 gallon buckets now.  Almost mistook it for mayonases once?
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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 08:25:00 PM »
I use the Regular white from Xenon, covers well, creamy, but, dang, it climbs the squeegee.
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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 09:01:01 PM »
WM Plastics Ultimate white!!!
Smooooooth and easy to print.........  :P

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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 09:02:26 PM »
We used Wilfex Buffalo white for years, my main objection to it (though we all liked it) was the blowing agent aka puff content in the ink.  We got turned onto IC 7031 Ultra white a couple years ago and it prints opaquely like Buffalo but sans the puff, we like the looks of our prints better that way, detail prints/halftones suffer a bit IMO when there's puff in the ink.

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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 09:56:04 PM »
I use the Regular white from Xenon, covers well, creamy, but, dang, it climbs the squeegee.

Yea, what's up with the squeegee climbing? I use Union Premium 1030 and it's creamy and covers great but that squeegee climbing thing can be annoying with this ink too.
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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011, 10:45:06 PM »
I won't defend any ink that fails.

That said,
I think the squeegee climbing occurs more often when the grunt gets tired..not sure how that rolls on an auto.

Noticed it happening more often lately to myself.
( new kids get it non-stop though, so I gotta laugh a bit )

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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011, 10:49:20 PM »
WM Plastics Ultimate white!!!
Smooooooth and easy to print.........  :P
We use this and Xenon. The only thing I dont like about Ultimate white is they put to much puff in it.

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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 11:08:46 PM »
I use the Regular white from Xenon, covers well, creamy, but, dang, it climbs the squeegee.
Been awhile since I manually printed, but what is this climbing ink thing?
Is it static?  Is it just your magnetic personallity?
Seriously, sounds like static?
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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 11:30:05 PM »
I was gonna ask about static. I was in the middle of printing a 100 pc run pfp on black shirts with white ink and started getting static. I would get shocked when pulling the shirt off and the ink would not clear the screen as easy as it did at the start of the run. This happened about 60-70 shirts in.

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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 11:41:25 PM »
It's that time of year.  Static is building up.
I can't remember how to get rid of it,
Somebody here will remember and report
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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2011, 11:45:52 PM »
Ugh, I remember getting shocked on the nipple a couple years back.  The static was terrible and I was trying to avoid getting shocked every shirt, but I let it go to long and it arced about 2 inches to zap the piss out of my nipple.  Ouch

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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2011, 11:59:33 PM »
There isn't any magic whites out there.. unless you make them yourselves.

To thick.. add some reducer and stir it up.

To thin.. add some thickener paste or Cabasil powder.

Need a brite hilite-white, add a toothpick poke of reflex blue

Need it to flash faster, add fast flash additive


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Re: Discussing which whites we use is better than bashing other forums
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2011, 01:21:43 AM »
There isn't any magic whites out there.. unless you make them yourselves.

To thick.. add some reducer and stir it up.

To thin.. add some thickener paste or Cabasil powder.

Need a brite hilite-white, add a toothpick poke of reflex blue

Need it to flash faster, add fast flash additive


Take this to heart..

Ink can't think, only the idiot holding the bucket can.

This is the best advice. Well said sir!!!!!


Although the Epic Sprint white is pretty damn good. I just ran a gallon of it on a couple of jobs and I was pretty impressed. It wont work for 50/50's but I avoid those when I can.
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