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  • what is the best way to apply screenprinting ink to banner?

    Posted by Jodie on May 31, 2002 at 8:07 am

    I am looking to change half the background colour of a 120" x 36" P.V.C. Banner I was considering using a roller to apply the screen ink. Question ? is this a practical way of doing it with a roller, spraying is out of the question. Anyone done this before ? Brian 🙂

    Jodie replied 22 years ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • brian the brush

    June 3, 2002 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Brian, I do large PVC banners all the time, using POLYPLASS screen
    ink. I suggest you use a high density sponge roller to apply the ink to the banner, the only problems are;
    1. Use a well ventilated space as the PVC inks are VERY smelly and might cause a chesty cough.
    2. Have at least 3 spare roller sleeves as the PVC ink attacks the sponge and the sleeve will eventually rot away.
    3.Allow the banner to dry before moving it . If you nead to fold the banner after the ink has been applied DO NOT crease it or the ink in the
    crease will come off, I prefer to roll up the banner.
    4. Select the PVC ink colour you require and DO NOT buy it in gloss as this will stick to itself when you attenpt to roll up or fold the banner, I always use matt, or a mixture of matt and gloss together to make a silk finish, which is better to stick vinyl graphics too.

  • Robert Lambie

    June 3, 2002 at 5:08 pm

    ill be shoing a banner i did last week step by step on these boards guys.
    ill show you the rollers and heads i use along with some tips.
    ill include a series of pictures also. the banner i did was 20’x16′ and was done using ink and rollers.

  • Jodie

    June 3, 2002 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks guys I think I will wait for the step by step before using screen inks. I`ll use Oneshot vinyl primer and enamel on this one for the time being, Many thaks Brian 🙂

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