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My name is Jesse Martinez and I manage distributor sales for Matsui International.  Myself, along with others in our company will be participating in blogging what we hope you find valuable information.

At this time, I would like to take the time to introduce to you what I consider the leaders in Water Base ink manufacturing, Matsui International Company.  With over 90 years of experience making waterborne solutions for the garment decorating industry, Matsui is making a come back in the screen printing industry and the fastest growing ink manufacturer that can provide Eco-Friendly solutions in a time of a PVC and Phthalate-Free world driven by the major brands.

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5 Things to Remember when Starting a Screen Printing Business

1) Don’t do it all

It is recommended when starting a screen printing business to focus on specialty niches. The screen printing business has been growing and is more competitive than ever. Certain examples of niche markets include, high school sports, mothers, or activity club attire.

2) Having sufficient access to space for equipment

Screen printing equipment can take up a lot of space, also, operating the various machines and equipment requires certain safety and protocol to ensure safety and hazard standards are met. All ink types require to be disposed and ventilated accordingly to regulations,

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Curing Water Base Ink: Solutions for High Quality Prints

Curing is sometimes an overlooked aspect of screen printing and the printing process, but it is the most vital part to ensuring the longevity of your print designs.

This article will focus mainly on water base ink curing – or should I say drying – as Matsui International is an exclusive water base ink producer, and water base ink simple evaporates. Since we are on the topic though, plastisol “cures,” because plastisol ink is in essence plastic in a liquefied state due to a plasticizing agent. Instead of evaporating, plastisol inks vary, but approximately only 1% of the ink is burned off through curing and the remaining ink rests on top of the fabric. Drying water base ink is simple enough, but I want to go thoroughly deep into all the details and specifics of how to get the perfect cure with anything, anywhere.

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