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These professional, permanent screen printing inks can be used on a wide variety of porous and non-porous surfaces, including vinyl, metal, clay, leather, and natural and synthetic fabric and paper. Ideal for commercial applications, they have a soft hand and a long open time, giving the user more time to work with individual colors.
Jacquard Screen Printing Inks are extremely lightfast with great resolution, and their opacity is unparalleled. They won’t wrinkle paper when screening art prints, and they’re washable and dry-cleanable on fabrics after heat-setting or air-curing for at least 72 hours.
Cleanup is easy with just soap and water.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Jacquard ink is a terrible option for paper
By Dusty Dog
from The South
Comments about Jacquard Screen Printing Inks:
I'm repeating some other reviews about use on paper but:Jacquard ink is always way too thick right out of the jar (white is almost like mortar). How do you thin it? I have used water. Is this correct? Who knows? The company says it doesn't need thinning. Maybe not, if you're using a 12 count mesh.In spite of company claims, Jacquard ink begins drying in the screen the instant you put it on. Spots on the paper from drying are usually on the first print and definitely on the second or third print. This can be a very serious problem for any of us using $6 or $8 a sheet paper.I have had success with Speedball acrylic ink on paper. They have an additive to stop quick drying in the screen. I will be going back to Speedball ink. Jacquard ink is NOT GOOD on paper.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this ink. From your description, it sounds like the jar of ink you received was actually defective, and we apologize for that. One of or Customer Care Agents will be in touch to take care of that for you.Regarding your other questions, this ink can be thinned as desired with water, and Jacquard's Screen Life is available to retard drying in the screen. If you ever have questions or issues when using products you purchase from Blick, we hope you'll let us help. You can reach our Product Information Department at 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they'll be happy to assist you!
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Use these with special attention.
By Citizen Ken
from Brooklyn, NY
Jacquard metallic inks are wonderful and look fantastic, In my experience however, using metallic inks requires a special attention to process. For Jacquard metallic inks do not use a mesh count higher than 156. Also, be wary that this kind of ink dries faster. Keep extender on hand. This is a quality product and Jacquard has a metallic for every color of the spectrum. These inks just require extra care.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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My screen print using Jacquard
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My preferred ink for fabric Screenprinting
By Fabric screenprinter
Great ink for fabric printing- soft hand and short heat set time.
from spokane, wa
these inks work great for screen printing on paper.
problems with this product for paper
I was looking forward to using this product encountered some really big problems relating to screening paper surfaces. It may be okay for textile use, okay for t-shirts. On paper, it dries into a layer of PVC vinyl, not good. The best thing about the ink is that it cleans up very easily, like acrylic paint.
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. It sounds like your application would benefit from a higher mesh count screen. We invite you to call our Product Information Team at 1-800-933-2542 or email them at email@example.com. They'll be happy to discuss this product and how to use it to its best advantage.
Less than ideal
I bought this ink for use on paper, which the item description says that it's good for. The ink was way too thick and there was no information about adding anything to it to thin it out. Plus, the ink dried in my screen so quick. Overall, very disappointed.
Merchant response: Thank you for your review! These inks do have a thick consistency, but they can be thinned with water if needed. We're sorry if they're not what you were looking for, and we'd like to work with you to make sure you have inks that meet your needs. We hope you'll reach out to our Product Information Department at 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am to 5:30pm CST) or firstname.lastname@example.org. They're more than happy to help you!
Highly rated product - but does it work?
By Legacy Printer
from Corvallis, OR
After researching many brands I landed on this one by recommendation from other silkscreeners. First I'll tell you what it did NOT do for me...I REALLY wanted to give it a solid try but after applying the ink to my screens to print posters I was so disappointed. Not only was it hard to push through the 110 mesh of my screen but the image it left on the paper even after 5-6 attempts was blotchy, inconsistent and to my awful surprise, not opaque at all!It's possible that I was using the product the wrong way BUT I did not water it down at all, did not find any warnings against what kind of emulsion to use, and even did a wet 'float coat' each time to try and extend dry time. Yet after all this, an ink should not clog your screen and dry out within 60 seconds of applying it! Ultimately I had to throw out my attempt and use a whole other brand instead.So I would love to learn more about the product and why it wasn't working but for now, I can't trust it until further testing. A shame too because I bought 8 containers of it and planned to do a full limited edition poster series using this brand of ink. Anyone out there who can help me - I'd be appreciative. And I would still recommend the brand to others, just that it failed me..
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Failed attempt with a mixture of Brown and Gold
Merchant response: Thank you for your review! Metallic inks like the gold have a recommended mesh count of 86, which is more open than the 110 mesh you were using. If you would like further assistance with these inks, please feel welcome to reach out to our Product Information Department. Product specialists are available weekdays 8am to 5:30pm at 1-800-933-2542 or email@example.com, and they're happy to help you!
good quality-covers well-better than most others/..thank you
really good quality
good ink on all levels
from Cedar Rapids, IA
It has a nice body and isn't super thin & runny. It also doesn't dry super fast on a screen but does dry fairly quickly when it's laid on paper. The price isn't too bad, especially based on the quality of the product- I would say it should be considered a 'premium' grade product. The only thing I would change about it (and this is really nitpicking) is the foil seal you have to remove from the top of the container is kind of a pain- it tends to tear in half making it a annoying to fully rip from the lip of the container.
from dover, nh
Jacquard inks are a favorite around our printmaking studio. They are waterbased inks that really outshine others on paper. The pigments are rich and mix well with water or even other waterbased brands. We love that they are non-scuffy once dried on paper. Some of the colors have a slight sheen to them, which is also great for our prints. All around fantastic product. Wish you guys sold gallons!
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