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Need Screen printing Help

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Joseph44708, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. Joseph44708

    Joseph44708 Member

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    I'm not new to the industry but I am sort of new to Screen Printing. My bosses 83 year old dad does all the screen printing at the shop and has recently taken ill, and guess who has to take over printing. ME.
    We print on .040 and .080 Styrene with UV ink and Almost everything is going great until I got to this sign, I'm getting some kind of splatter towards the bottom of the print . I've cleaned up multiple times but it's still there. Driving me crazy Hope Somebody Can Help. Maybe FireSprint
    Thank You
     

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  2. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Static electricity.
     
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    scrubz New Member

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    Make sure your off contact is even front and back, @3mil all around.
     
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  4. Also, make sure your ink isn't to thick. May need to be thinned down a touch.
     
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  5. Joseph44708

    Joseph44708 Member

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    Thank You.
    I ran a automated General screen printing press 20 years ago that had a static eliminator bar on it and would give you a bite when adding or moving ink around.
    How do I eliminate static on a manual press?
    Printing on a M&R Saturn clam shell
     
  6. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    When you have that it could be static from the paint or your emulsion has broken down and paint is getting through.
    Silkscreaming is the term you need.
     
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  7. Joseph44708

    Joseph44708 Member

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    Looks like emulsion is good.
    The splatter is not the same on every sheet.
     
  8. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Definitely static, you can try drapping gold Christmas tree garland on the back and sides of the press It eliminates static, use to use It when I was screen printing, has to be the gold the silver doesn't work
     
  9. Joseph44708

    Joseph44708 Member

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    So it was a Static problem just like all of you said.
    To correct it I added a foot of Static Tincil from my offset press and adjusting the peel rate then I Thinned the ink. Everything printed great all day. Thank You For All Your Suggestions They All Helped.
     
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