New Year New Hobby

Why not try screen printing and create your own unique presents and stationary!

We have kits that are easy to use, even for kids. They contain everything you need.

Paper screen printing for personal stationary

The Foundation Paper Club Kit is perfect for students and hobbyists. Designed to provide you with the basic screen printing products and consumables for paper printing at a fantastic price. The ink provided in the kit is a PermaPrint waterbased ink, a premium ink ideal for printing onto paper.

https://www.wickedprintingstuff.com/screen_printing_kits_and_packages/club_range/foundation_paper_club_kit_P1565.html

Fabric screen printing for unique and personal gifts

The Foundation Fabric Club Kit is perfect for students and hobbyists. Designed to provide you with the basic screen printing products and consumables at a fantastic price. The ink provided in the kit is a Permaset waterbased ink, a premium ink ideal for printing onto fabric.

https://www.wickedprintingstuff.com/screen_printing_kits_and_packages/club_range/foundation_fabric_club_kit_P1564.html

Wicked Printing Stuff PVC Free Flex

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Do you need a PVC free screen printing ink?

EKO Oil Base Acrylic.  PVC Free Ink Mixing System

EKO mixing inks are plastisol-like PVC-free ink matching system belonging to the EKO series from Rutland. It is a combination of 14 RFU mixing primaries plus and extender base that when mixed together simulates PANTONE® colours quickly and accurately.

Features

  • Excellent adhesion
  • Intense colours.
  • Low crocking colours
  • Will not dry in screens.
  • Very good supple print with ability to stretch and regain its original shape.
  • Passes major brand durability testing including 5 x 60 wash test.
  • Passes all requirements for major brand RSL and US government regulations.
  • No PVC, no lead, no phthalates, no formaldehyde, no APEO’s
  • Easy to mix and print.

Please see our promo video showing us printing a two colour print using the EKO inks.

To maintain the EKO inks credentials do not mix with inks from other ranges and only use EKO additives and modifiers.  Use Biodegradable screenwash with this range.

Baby safe screen printing inks

We are an official distributor of Magna Colours, Nazdar, Sericol (Soil Association approved ink)  and our own brand. We also offer a range of solvent free airdry waterbased inks, widely used in schools and colleges and is perfect for printing onto fabric as well as paper and card.

  • An ultra safe product suitable for use on children’s clothing including babies
  • Suitable for use in school and colleges
  • For paper screen printing

Advanced 2 Colour Upgradeable


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The Advanced 2 Colour Upgradeable Kit includes an upgradeable version of our standard table top press. This means you can add more arms to the carousel when you are ready.  You can start with the upgradeable 2 colour kit and add more arms when required to make it up to a 6 colour carousel. This is ideal for printers getting started who have a limted budget but aim to produce more complex designs at a later date. This kits comes with either our WPS Water Based or Plastisol Inks, you can also upgrade to our WPS Superflex Water Based  printing inks (includes additive to aid curing), please select the correct ink attribute when placing your order.

Exposure Units

We sell a range of  traditional ‘all in one’  self contained Exposure Units suitable for mid to large sized screen printing shops.  The Actinic, WPS Mini Exposure units and the fantastic WPS LED Mini Exposure Units are ideal for educational and medium sized screen printing businesses. The WPS Compact Pro and heavy duty units ideal for busy print studios and larger screen printing businesses – check out our buyers guide for more info.

 Digital Screen Makers, allowing you to transfer the artwork directly to the screen without the need for emulsion, exposure units, washout equipment and film positives. 

  • Goccopro 100 – Ideal for small printers requiring quick production of screens
  • QS200 – Ideal for professional screen printers with both manual and automatic presses – creates screens up to A2 in size. Click here to see our QS200 promotional video.

Direct to Screen Systems, allowing you to print the artwork directly to an emulsioned screen without the need for a printed film positive.  Take a look at our Blog article to understand the differences between Digital Screen Makers and Direct to Screen.

  • FreeStyler DTS – Ideal for mid market printers who might have an automatic carousel or several manuals
  • Spyder II – Ideal for the large commercial textiles who might have a number of automatic carousels.

For beginners, smaller businesses and home printers we manufacture the Wicked Exposure Unit , very cost effective.

Additional foam base sizes can be purchased as extras for other sized screens if you require.  Check out our screen printing tutorial (Step 4 –  7mins 10 seconds if you want to skip to the relevant section)  which shows how you use the Wicked Exposure Unit to transfer your artwork to the screen. 

Please contact us if you need any advice on which option is right for you.

Thinking about DTG but don’t want to spend a fortune.

Thinking about DTG but don’t want to spend a fortune.  Take a look at the

the remarkable and award winning Ricoh Ri100 DTG Printer.  

You can print images directly onto clothing fabrics (T Shirts / Hoodies / Tote Bags and many more) using state-of-the-art DTG technology. You can print a one-of-a-kind T-shirt or a personalized bag for a customer to take home then and there.

Even a beginner can create beautifully printed products both safely and easily. It has never been easier to widen your business scope than with this one machine.  It only takes 5 steps to create a high quality printed garment. 

For  £2999 ex VAT the Ricoh Ri100 comes with all you need to get going including the nifty curing unit.  Check out the video on YouTube.

If you need more information or interested please contact us.

Dummies Guide to Screen Printing | Wicked Printing Stuff

Dummies Guide to Screen Printing We talk to a lot of people who want to start screen printing but are not quite sure of the process and what’s really involved. So we thought we would write a high level process overview, to give you a little insight into how to get started. If you are a hobbyist, artist or commercial printer, the processes are pretty similar. We are going to work through the process of taking a blank garment to producing a garment with a printed logo………………..more details

via Dummies Guide to Screen Printing | Wicked Printing Stuff.

Proper cleaning preserves your screens Part 5

Screen cleaning&reclaim

The exorcist – how to get rid of ghosting on your screens

When you have finished your screen print run there are a number of next steps.

If you plan to use the design again then you need to wash the screen down. This will remove the ink from the screen but leave the exposed image. If your ink is water based a simple hose down is sufficient but a solvent ink will need screen wash. Make sure to use the right process for the ink involved.

‘Reclaiming’ is the act of striping the stencil from your screen in order to create a new stencil and start the printing process over again. If you are not going to print a design any more it’s time to reclaim your screen so that you can use them for something new.

Remove all tape from the mesh. Apply stencil strip with a cloth to both sides of the screen. Using a power washer to clean the screen thoroughly on both sides. Your screen is ready for reuse.

If there is still an image left on the screen this is called ‘ghosting’, this is an example of a screen with ghosting.

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If there is any ghosting of the screen you can use a ghost remover / haze paste to remove them.

Haze Paste remover is a great solution if you have any ghosting left on your screen which is common when using waterbased inks as they dye the mesh.  Our range includes the premium MacDermid Autohaze will deals with the most stubborn stains.

The finished  screen after using this product  Haze Paste..

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