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Last Updated on: 3rd April 2024, 04:48 am

Remove excess ink from the screen with the squeegee by tilting the screen at a 45-degree angle.

  • Keep the table covered with old newspapers or drop cloth used during screening to prevent any ink spills.
  • Repeat the process of passing the squeegee from one end of the screen to the opposite end
  • Push the leftover ink into the ink well and pour the excess into the ink container.
  • Run warm water over the screen in a side-to-side motion.

Also read: How to Solve Blurry and Uneven Prints After Screen Printing?

  • Flip the screen over and lightly coat the screen with mild dishwashing detergent to wash off.
  • Brush the detergent into the screen in a side-to-side motion.
  • Avoid applying heavy pressure in areas where the ink has caked.
  • Allow the screen to dry for a minimum of 24 hours.
  • For oil-based ink and plastisol ink pour mineral spirits and rub on the screen gently in a circular motion.
  • If the paint continues to lodge, pour a small amount of paint thinner and rub.
  • Wash off oil-based ink immediately after printing to avoid drying or cracking.

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