sprvoice sprvoice
I'm brand new here and need help sorting out the proper materials to use for a project I'm doing for my serigraphy class in art school. For my big final project I want to silkscreen a design onto silk fabric. I have purchased a white Jacquard Habotai 100% Chinese silk scarf 35" x 35". I need to know exactly which textile ink to use for silkscreening onto this particular fabric. I am required to push ink through a screen for this assignment so I will not be allowed to apply paint or dye by hand. Will textile ink run or will it stay put as a crisp image on the silk fabric? Will they be bold colors or pale? Any tips or warnings for me? It will help greatly to be re-assured of the right materials before I begin. Time is of the essence.Thanks for a speedy reply. It's due in 2 weeks!
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
[font=Microsoft Sans Serif]Hi there,[/font]
[font=Microsoft Sans Serif]For screening you have a number of options. The [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/textilecolors/"]Textile Colors [/url]will work, as will the [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/neopaque/"]Neopaque[/url] paints. We also have the [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/screeninks/"]Jacquard Screen Ink[/url] line which is designed specifically for screening as well as the [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/versatexscreenink/"]Versatex Printing Inks[/url].[/font]
[font=Microsoft Sans Serif]All of these paints work well in a screening application but each has its own qualities. The Versatex and Jacquard Screen Ink are simi-transparent and can be layered to create different colors. The Neopaque covers even dark colors well and the Textile colors, while not as opaque work well on lighter backgrounds.[/font]
[font=Microsoft Sans Serif]Also, each of the products will create a different hand to the fabric. The Textile colors and the Versatex will have the lightest with the Jacquard Screen Ink being a bit heavier and the Neopaque creating the most hand.[/font]
[font=Microsoft Sans Serif]All the above products require heat setting.[/font]
[font=Microsoft Sans Serif]Good luck on your final...[/font]
[font=Microsoft Sans Serif]Annette[/font]
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