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These versatile, ready-to-use inks are ideal for silk screening, stenciling, and block printing. All colors are intermixable and can be thinned with water. Though heavily pigmented, Versatex will not change the texture or softness of the fabric being printed.
Versatex semi-transparent inks are most luminous on light colored fabrics. Beautiful transparent overlays can be achieved with the use of a clear color extender. For permanency and washfastness, fabrics must be heat-set.
These inks will not wrinkle or bleed on paper. For best results, use cotton rag papers suitable for serigraphy.
Screen Life slows drying when mixed with Versatex screen printing inks. It preserves water retention to give you a longer working time when printing. Screen Life is especially helpful during long print runs or when printing in hot and dry conditions. It also aids in screen cleaning.
Starter Set 1
This set contains one 2 oz (59 ml) jar in each of eight colors, including Bright Red, Black, Brown, White, Yellow, Violet, Green, and Blue.
Starter Set 2
This set contains one 2 oz (59 ml) jar in each of eight colors, including Red, Orange, Scarlet, Magenta, Navy Blue, Golden Yellow, Sky Blue, and Yellow Green.
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.
To view a PDF of instructions for Versatex Screen Ink, please click here.
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By Cazimi Press
from South Georgia
Comments about Jacquard Versatex Screen Printing Inks:
Versatex is the best ink I've found for screen printing (their other inks are great, too!). The selection at Dick's is unmatched and the price is right.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I will most diffenately purchase this product again.
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from Waverly, NE
Very smooth and easy to apply
Not what I was hoping for
The product was really thin and did not stick to my stamp making a terrible print
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that this ink did not work well with your stamps. If you find the ink body thin, you can pour some out onto a palette or in a cup and allow it to sit until the thickness suits your liking. Our Product Experts are happy to assist you with any of your product or technical questions.You can reach us by phone at 1.800.933.2542 or email us at email@example.com.
Great product - Great service!
This product is great for screen printing on both paper and fabric. It always produces a vibrant color!
from Buena Vista, Virginia
This product is great because it can be used on fabric or paper. I used to buy separate inks, but this has the versatility to make two purchases unnecessary. I use it with stenciled screen prints over collages, on t-shirts, and paper.
By beth the box printer
from Lincoln, NE
We use this ink on boxes and it works great! It's very easy to spread across the screen with one stroke.
from New Mexico
I have been using Versatex Screen Print Ink for over 10 years to paint canvas tents and flags, along with some use for clothes and interior decorations. Even after years in rain, dust, wind and high desert sun the colors remain bright and true. After a little bit of wear or a gentle wash it leaves to heavy feel to the fabric.I do all of my painting using stencils and masks with foam brushes. It is too thick a product to do free-hand painting. It does take some practice to apply this ink properly, without getting it too heavy or having it bleed under the stencils.For smaller projects, < 1 yard square, I will heat set with a household iron. For large projects, such as a canvas tent, I will use the no-heat fixative. In both cases the ink is completely water-fast if set properly.It can be washed out of fabric fairly well before it is set up. The Super Opaque White is very handy for covering errors, especially when using the no-heat fixative. Other colors are moderately to mostly translucent.One thing I discovered is that heavier fabrics (8oz + cotton/canvas) painted with this ink should not be machine washed as it will rub off along all the 'wrinkles' in the wash. This isn't a problem with lighter clothing weights and it might not be an issue with heavy fabric once it has been softened with age.I will, and have, recommended this for any fabric painting, especially if you want something that will be displayed outdoors.
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Painted tent, one season old
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Banner, ~10 years old
I love this ink!
from Charleston SC
I run a small print shop and this is my go to ink, especially for white and black. Compared to the other ink made by Jacquard it has a softer hand feel and does not clog the screen as much. It is also more opaque. The draw back is it has more odor and does not clean up as easy as the other jacquard ink.
Met my expectations and beyond
from Vancouver, WA
I don't normally work with fabric, but my purchase of Versatex came about because of a special project. It has worked even better than my expectations. I used the metallic gold for a background and printed oil base etching ink over it and it has worked so well that I continue to be amazed! My trial venture is about to embark on its second year hanging out in the elements.
from Annandale, VA
I purchased a few colors, and all have a plastic, gooey consistency. Product quality is not good for silk screening on paper--might be okay for printing on fabric. I will not purchase again.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that these inks did not work out for you. Our Product Experts would be happy to talk with you about our selection of inks to see if we may suggest some that will meet your needs. Please feel welcome to contact us at 1-800-933-2542. Our Experts are available M-F from 8:00am to 5:30pm CST.
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