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  • Hand lettering on nylon – which paint / ink to use ?

     David Hammond updated 1 year, 11 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Kevin Scott

    Member
    March 8, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Any ideas ?
    I’ve been asked to paint some logos on a nylon awning / tarp for an exhibition. Material is similar to tent, although a bit more robust, say like waterproof over-trousers …
    In the past, I’ve used emulsion for canvas canopies, and screen ink for banners / truck curtain-sides, but not sure how to go with this.

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    March 22, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Personally, I would "try" screen ink." Apollo Ink" is a good choice!
    if the surface is textured nylon the ink will bleed under the vinyl stencil.
    if it is smooth nylon, I would think the bleed issue would be fine.
    If bleed is an issue, try using very little ink at a time.
    personally, I would do a small test bit in an area out of sight first.

    apollocolours.co.uk

  • David Hammond

    Member
    March 22, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Screen ink & paint mask. I painted my name on two sets of race leathers last week using the ink we used for curtain sides.

    I gave the stencil a bit of warmth with a heart gun, made the ink a little thicker, and it didn’t really bleed in the grain of the leather.


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