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Re: acrylic inks

Hi Bobbie, Beth -
Just a thought, but it sounds as if maybe if the fabric were sized (sealed)
starch might be one option, the ink wouldn't 'bleed'

bobbi s. wrote:

> >Date:    Wed, 22 Apr 1998 14:17:51 -0500
> >From:    Beth Priestley <bpturtle@xxxxxxx>
> >Subject: acrylic inks
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> >Does anyone know of good waterproof acrylic printing inks? I am printing on
> >fabric with lino & rubber stamps,for books and clothing, and have been
> >formulating/mixing my own acrylic inks from a variety of commercial
> >products, with very limited success. Most acrylic inks are not waterproof,
> >and Speedbal printing ink for fabic is not very good either. Oil-based
> >etching inks are obviously water- and wear-proof, but due to health,
> >disposal, environmental, housemate complaints & concerns, etc... Although I
> >can print outside now in the summer, I would like to find acrylic inks that
> >will work.
> >
> >Thanks in advance!
> >
> >Beth P
> >Painted Turtle Designs
> beth,  have you looked into using fabric paints or textile screen printing
> inks (not Speedball)?  they are fairly non-toxic, when used properly,
> and the point is that they be waterproof, which they are
> after being heatset...easily done with an iron or home dryer...
> i'm not sure how they will cooperate for your stamped designs, i have
> just started
> using Neopaque and Lumiere paints for stamping designs and notice
> that very fine images will become too blurry with the paints.....perhaps
> if it were thinned a bit with some extender?  i'm still experimenting!
> dharm trading co. has an extensive catalogue:
> http://www.dharmatrading.com
> have fun and good luck!
> bobbi in new mexico

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