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Silk SCREEN INK


Derivan silk Screen Ink is a totally water-based  screen printing ink.

Derivan Screen Ink has been formulated as a safe, non-toxic silk screen printing ink for fabric and can also be used for tie-dyeing. It can be used in the classroom or at home safely without the worry of being exposed to harmful solvents such as white spirits, turps or thinners. Derivan Screen Ink is water-based and washes up in water (before it is heat set) but has excellent rub resistance and lightfastness once heat set.

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HEAT SETTING


Paints used in fabric printing require heat fixing in order to become wash proof. Any type of heat can be used for this purpose. Heat tunnels or ovens may be used, but the most common form of heat fixing is the use of household iron. The main points to be observed are:

Ensure your design has completely air dried before it is heat fixed.

When heat fixing, apply heat evenly and continuously for the required time over the image.

Be sure not to scorch or burn the image or garment by keeping the iron moving constantly. Remove the iron briefly if the garment is getting too hot before continuing.

Use a tea towel or another piece of cotton cloth over the image to iron on. Do not use the iron in direct contact with the image.

Heat fix times and temperatures: Please note heat fixing times and temperatures are subject to vary depending on the accuracy of the settings in the appliance to be used.   The following is a guide only:

 Cotton, calico, linen, rayon 4-5mins at 140°C -180°C

 Synthetics, nylon, polyester, tetron, acrylic 5-8mins at 115°C -130°C

It is important to remember that valuable projects always warrant a test. Heat fixing tests should always be done on the fabric to determine the temperature and time required

 

to make the image fast (permanent) but without scorching the particular fabric. Test by heat

You’ll need to set the fabric paint with heat. In order for the paint to set permanently into the fabric, it has to be set with heat. Check ahead of time that the fabric you’re using can be treated with heat since this step ensures that your design will last much longer than without it.

DERIVAN SCREEN INK
12.06 12.06 12.06 AUD Add to Cart

13.27 13.27 inc GST

DERIVAN SILKSCREEN LIQUID STENCIL SET
57.00 57.00 57.0 AUD Add to Cart

62.70 62.70 inc GST

Looking After Your Art Brushes 

-         Mix a small amount of soap and water into a lather and massage into the bristles. Rinse with water. Reform the tip with your fingers and dry flat to prevent excess moisture gathering at the base of the bristles.

-         Dry brushes can be stored either upright or flat in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

-         Do not leave brushes standing tip down in a water container for a extended period. The bristles may become permanently distorted and loose.

-         Do not allow acrylic paint to dry on the brush. It is extremely hard to remove.

-         If dried paint has made a brush unusable, don’t throw it away. Either end may be suitable for use as a tool for scratching and scraping paint to achieve interesting effects.

-         Remove any excess oil paint from the brush with a piece of newspaper.

-         Pour a small amount of mineral turpentine into a jar with a lid and swirl the brush before wiping it again with the newspaper. Repeat until the remaining oil paint is removed.

-         Mix a small amount of soap and water into a lather and massage into the bristles. Rinse with water. Reform the tip with your fingers and dry flat to prevent excess moisture gathering at the base of the bristles.

-         Dry brushes can be stored either upright or flat in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

-         Keep the mineral turpentine in a jar for later use, discarding only when the contents become too dirty to use.

-         Mix a small amount of soap and water into a lather and massage into the bristles. Rinse with water. Reform the tip with your fingers and dry flat to prevent excess moisture gathering at the base of the bristles.

-         Dry brushes can be stored either upright or flat in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

-         Do not leave brushes standing tip down in a water container for extended periods. The bristles may become permanently distorted and loose.

-         Place brushes in a brush holder while you are working or lay them down flat to avoid undue pressure on the bristles.

-         Some staining of the bristles of synthetic brushes is likely to occur and will not impact the future use of the brush, assuming it has been thoroughly cleaned.