Month: February 2019

Bid for a home.

Bid for a home . Hull City Council

Bid for a home. Hull City Council.

Bid for a home in Hull using  Home search.

How to bid

You need to be registered on our housing list (Homesearch) to bid for properties.

More information on registering for Homesearch

You can bid for properties –

  • online with your Homesearch reference number to log on
  • by email to hull.homesearch@hullcc.gov.uk
    Include your application reference number, your name, date of birth and the details of the properties (reference numbers and addresses) you want to bid for
  • by text 07795 563 000 you must start with bid (followed by a space) and provide your housing application reference number, name and the property references of the properties you wish to bid on
  • in person at one of our customer service centres. You can also place your bids online using public computers in the customer service centres and libraries
    Find your nearest customer service centre
  • by telephoning 01482 300 300

Our online bidding page is currently showing a different format to usual but you are still able to bid using this page. You need to scroll down to the bottom of the page to log on as normal.

How to access. Bid for a home. Hull Home search

We advise you to connect to Housing Self Service using Internet Explorer. The first time you access this there may be a delay. You may experience ongoing problems via Google Chrome or Firefox.

 

Number of bids .

Bid for a home.Home search

The number of bids you can make in each advert depends on which priority band you are in. If you are in band –

  •   A or B you can make up to three bids
  •   C, D or E you can make up to two bids

If you bid for a property that is not owned by us you are agreeing for us to share your details with the landlord of that property (the property advert will state who the landlord is).

Weekly adverts. Bid for a home. Hull Home search

Adverts are published weekly on a Thursday morning and bidding closes the following Monday at 5pm. This may change across public holidays or when we need to carry out essential system maintenance.

We expect a high volume of people using the website on Thursdays when bidding opens. If you have any problems placing bids on Thursdays please be aware that it is not a first come first served process and you have until bidding closes to place your bids.

Access our list of available properties to bid for

You need to scroll to the bottom of the page and select browse all available properties.

Choosing your bids & refusing offers

It is very important that you choose your bids carefully and only bid for properties that you are eligible for and would accept if offered.

If you refuse two offers of accommodation within a six month period your housing application will be frozen for six months.

You will not be able to bid whilst your application is frozen.

Property information

We provide basic property information and where possible a photograph of the property available for bidding.

We do not give the exact address because the property may still have a tenant living in it or have works being carried out to it.

You must not ask the tenant, their neighbours or any operatives who may be at the property if you can look around the property.

You will be invited to view the property if you are the successful bidder.

Eligibility criteria

These are the rules we have about who we consider for different property types.

We do not consider bids you make for properties you are not eligible for so please bid carefully.

Find out more about our property eligibility criteria

Placing a bid

When bidding is open there are three search icons at the bottom of the page

To bid for a property you must add it to your basket.

Once you have added all of your bids to your basket you need to confirm them or they are not  placed.

Make sure you allow enough time to place your bids before the 5pm deadline.

Any bids received after the deadline will not be considered.

Assisted bidding

If you are not able to bid yourself and do not have anyone to help you we offer an assisted bidding service.

We agree with you in advance the areas and property types you would like to be considered for and bid on your behalf when a matching property is advertised.

After bidding has closed

We will cotact the successful bidder as soon as possible after bidding closes (usually within a couple of days).

You should assume you have not been successful if you do not hear anything from us after bidding has closed.

Find out about what happens when you are the successful bidder 

You can apply for a home through our Homesearch Scheme. To register on our housing list you need to complete an application form and provide proof of your circumstances. Once the form has been processed you can bid for properties (bidding does not involve any money, you are just showing your interest in a property).

How to register

You must fill in a Homesearch application form and provide all of the relevant documentary evidence (proof) of your circumstances.  The application form tells you what we need proof of. You must make sure you provide all the proofs we need. If we do not receive all of the proofs we may not be able to process your application or award you the correct priority for your circumstances.

 

 

Alternatively you can collect a form from one of our customer service centres or information points.

Find your nearest customer service centre or information point

Who can be on our housing list

ONE You must be 16 or over to apply to be on our housing list.

TWO You may not be eligible if –

  • you are from abroad (even if you’re a British Citizen)
  • have been found guilty of unacceptable behaviour and we believe this makes you unsuitable to be a council tenant

If we decide you cannot be added to our housing list, or we disqualify you from it, we notify you and tell you how to appeal if you do not agree with our decision.

Find out more about our allocations policy

 What happens next

Once your application has been registered we write to you with –

  • your reference number (also called your bidding number)
  • the level of priority you have been awarded
  • what your household type is (for example if you are a single person or a family with one child, and so on)

This information determines the type of properties you can be considered for and how likely you are to be offered one, so you must check it carefully and contact us if you do not think it is correct. When you have received this you can start bidding.

Other housing options

There is high demand for our homes so we are unable to offer everyone on our housing list a property. You may wish to consider other housing options such as private rented accommodation or housing associations.

Changes in your circumstances

Once you are registered on the housing list it is your responsibility to inform us if any of your household circumstances change.  You should also make sure we always have your up to date contact details so that we can contact you if you are being considered for an offer of a property.  Failure to advise us of any changes in youor circumstances could result in us not being able to make you an offer of a property.

If you would like to know how much benefit you may be able to receive or help with budgeting, visit our benefit calcular and budgeting tools

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Panther Dryers , they have been aroung a long time.

Over priced uk made DINOSAURS ready for the scrap yard.

Value less  Scrap metal .

Do their Panther Dryers really offer value for money ?

The WPS Panther 700 Texitunnel is the most popular tunnel dryer in the UK a proven workhorse

Built to last:Highly efficient t-shirt dryer

Suitable for any small or medium size t-shirt printing company using mainly “plastisol” printing inks.

Good for t-shirts, sweatshirts, working clothes, umbrellas and many more substrates.

  • Suitable for curing (plastisol inks)  up to 500 garments per hour
  • Suitable for curing air drying waterbased inks up to 600 garments per hour
  • For heat cured water based inks 2 passes is required (100 – 150 garments per hour)

Panther Dryers  Specifications

Length  – Overall 2 metres  (Inlet 59cm / Tunnel 109cm / Outlet 33cm)

Width – Maximum with control box on the side 97cm / maxium with screen printing  control box on the top 92cm / Tunnel (outside) 77cm / Transportband 70cm and Heaters 51.5cm

Electrical – available as 1 or 3 phase (380 volts / KW (total) 7.4 kw / Average power use per phase per hour 1.6 kw / Max power requirements per phase 11 amps

Belt Speed in m/min – 0

First and for most  they claim  this Panther dryer cures 500 prints on t.shirts an hour.

T.shirts  small to xl are 30 inches long and 20- 24″ wide.  A3 size print is 12 x 17″ long.

The  Panther  tunnel on the 700 model is 42″ long and 36″ wide..

Most reputable screen printing supplies of Plastisol inks.

CURING recommended by unon ink
For optimum curing, we recommend that a minimum
ink film temperature of 300°F (149°C). This can typically
be achieved by a dwell time in the oven of at least 1
minute in the oven set at a temperature above 300°F.

LETS DO THE ARITHMATIC

T. Shirts layed flat for consistant even curing .

Lay 3 end to end equates to 90″.  1 min inside the oven to travel 42″.

To be very kind and genorous , 120 prints an hour.

What beggers belief where did they come up with the figure 500?

Sounds like a load of shoe repairers.

The price is over £3000. you might as well flush your money  down the toilet.

Panther Dryer belt motor

Made by a company that manufactures wiper motors.

These were fitted to the  Mcfurson tunnel dryers 40 years ago they kept leaking oil.

Consequently they went bust!

WPS still peddals these  PantherDryers with these fitted wiper motors.

WPS also went into administration  3 years ago owing customers  and suppliers money.

Finally the sums and the facts dont lie.

Panther Dryer More updates and horror stories.

Watch this space.

HI All,
We have a Panther tunnel dryer which we purchased from Wicked Print over two years ago, it was fine for the first 18 months but since then we are on a third motor to drive the belt, a new Thermocouple
we are having problems with it not curing everything and the heat dropping up and down, does anyone have one or had the same problems?

https://www.dyesubforum.co.uk

OK, let’s try and keep it civil folks 🙂 We don’t tolerate rudeness from anyone on here.

I can’t comment on the actual machine. As you’ll know, WPS have recently been bought out.

Unfortunately this was just after they sold me a load of kit, most of which went back.

Even the pallette knife had to go back as it was like tin foil!

Everything that was ‘acceptable’ arrived damaged.

So if this is an ad for WPS (and i don’t believe it is!) I’d be the first to say steer clear!

I appreciate they’ve been bought out but when I approached the new owners about the (frankly) crap flash heater they ‘mis-sold’ me.

I was simply told that it wasn’t there problem as they’d just taken over the business following liquidation.

Very kindly they offered me a discount on future purchases but that’ll never happen!

  • The Panther 700 Texitunnel Conveyor Dryer

    Dave Roper has announced that it is now the exclusive dealers in the UK for Panther Dryers, “Europe’s first specialist manufacturer of electric screen printing tunnel dryers.”

    The dryers are made in the UK entirely from European parts, explains the company, which also reports that the dryers are low maintenance “as long as they are kept clean and are well looked after”.

    According to Dave Roper, there are a number of advantages to using the Panther dryers with their ceramic elements, such as “less energy, a longer life, equal drying speed, and the T-shirt remaining at a cool temperature.”

    Dryers can be customised to customers’ own specifications, explains the company, adding: “The Panther Dryer will offer you complete control over drying your garments.”

    Texitunnel 700 Panther Dryer. This dryer is designed with just one bank of elements – it is good for drying t-shirts after screen printing.

    FULLY CURING 500 A3 PRINTS AN HOUR WHITE ON BLACK , METALIC ON BLACK PULL THE OTHER ONE DAVE.!!!

    • Last used March 2018. Extractor fan not working but otherwise fully operational
    • Elements and thermocouples have been periodically replaced. Belts replaced.
    • Serviced by Panther on several occaions.
    •  sold as seen.  “The Panther Dryer
    • as you can see, they do not hold any value.

    SISS: WPS 700L Tunnel Dryer

    According to SISS, the WPS 700L Tunnel Dryer is its most popular dryer, with the company adding, “It is the most versatile and capable dryer in the marketplace.”

    Built by SISS (WPS) in the UK, it is ideal for DTG printers, says the manufacturer, curing both light and dark garments. It can also be used with manual and semi-automatic screen printers using plastisol, as well as water-based and water-based discharge ink, which the company says will be cured in a single pass.

    The dryer comes as standard with variable belt speed, temperature controls and an element array that can be moved up and down as needed, allowing it to accommodate large substrates. It uses ceramic infrared elements, which SISS says are efficient and long-lasting.

    The standard length of the dryer is 3m and it comes with air extraction and either a 70cm or 90cm wide belt. It is available in either three-phase or single-phase power formats and is, says SISS, “easy and cost-effective to maintain without the need of a rocket scientist!”

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Screen Printing Supplies uk. We are the market-leading supplier of high opacity plastisol inks in the UK.

Our plastisol white inks gives the screen printers of any size the widest range of options to print on any substrate.

Choose from a wide range of White inks ‘

designed to meet your exacting demands for specific substrates or that can work across many different substrates.

Our specialty Inks comprise a wide range of bases, barrier products, 4C process, and numerous special effect products.

Cheap  Screen Printing Supplies uk. offers a wide palette of ready to use plastisol color inks in stock and available readily.

Union Colors come in four different series.

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Furthermore special viscosity modifiers and additives were formulated to work with Union screen print inks.

Mixing systems  allow the textile screen printer to adjust our inks to meet specific application needs.

Furthermore our colour mixing systems are known in the market.

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PADE – Maxopake plastisol with high opacity used for direct printing.

PATE – Athletic Gloss plastisol ink for Nylon athletic uniforms.

PLUE – Ultrasoft Plastisol that is versatile, for easy direct printing and for transfers.

ATHP – Polyester Low Bleed Plastisol with high Opacity for 100% Polyester athletic uniforms.

Plastisol inks are widely used in garment printing.

They are easy to print, do not dry in the screen, can be very opaque on dark garments, and will adhere to most textiles.

They are composed primarily of two ingredients, PVC resin (a white powder) and plasticizer (a thick, clear liquid).

Plastisol inks have one outstanding characteristic, they must be heated to dry.

They will not dry, or cure, at normal temperatures.

For a complete cure, they must reach 143-166º C.

Plastisol inks can be printed on virtually any surface that can withstand the heat required to cure.

The ink and is porous enough to permit good ink penetration.

Plastisol inks do not color the fibers like a dye. Instead the ink wraps around the fibers and makes a mechanical bond with the fabric.

For this reason, they will not adhere to non-porous substrates such as plastic, metal, and glass.

They also will not adhere well to woven, waterproofed nylon material without adding a bonding agent.

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Plastisol inks are innocuous when used with reasonable care.

A true plastisol ink contains no air-polluting solvents or volatile organic compounds.

The manufacture, transportation, storage, use, and disposal of plastisol inks do not cause  environmental contamination ,

As long as the appropriate safety and environmental protection procedures are followed.

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Mesh Selection

With over 400 different meshes to choose from, selecting the correct mesh can be a frustrating process.

Use the following information as a general guideline for mesh selection.

  • Use 12 threads per centimeter for printing glitter inks.
  •  24 threads per centimeter for athletic printing, opaque ink deposits, thick puff ink, and shimmer ink.
  • 34 threads per centimeter for heavy coverage on dark shirts, solid underbase prints, puff, metallic, and shimmer inks, and transfer printing.
  • 4 9 threads per centimeter for general printing on dark shirts, underbase prints with detail, prints on dark nylon jackets, and silver shimmer ink.
  • 71 threads per centimeter for multi-color printing on light shirts, light colored nylon jackets.
  • 90 threads per centimeter for detailed multi-color printing on light shirts, light nylon jackets, over printing on dark shirts.
  • 120 threads per centimeter for process color on light shirts, overprinting on dark shirts.

When printing fleece goods use 20 threads lower. When printing with an automatic press use 30 threads higher.

This information was developed by Scott Fresener of the US Screen Printing Institute.

Emulsion Selection
For plastisol inks use solvent-resistant dual-cure or diazo direct emulsion stencils specifically designed for plastisols .

Capillary film stencils are also a good choice, particularly when printing halftones and transfers.

Plastisol  Additives

A word of caution about ink additives.

It’s easy to upset the chemical balance of plastisol inks by using the wrong additives or by adding too much of the correct additive.

The result can be a print that never cures properly, a problem that may not be discovered until your customer washes a shirt and the design falls off.

To avoid this problem use only those additives recommended by Union Ink, read the Technical Data Sheets for each ink and additive, and carefully follow their instructions.

Never add mineral spirits to plastisol ink.

Although mineral spirits will make it easier to print at first, soon the ink will become even stiffer and harder to print than before.

Also, it is possible that mineral spirits will prevent the ink from curing properly.

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Store plastisol inks at room temperature. Prolonged exposure to temperatures above 90º F (32º C) can cause the ink to start to cure while it’s still in the container.

Screen Washup
Clean plastisol ink off your screens with either mineral spirits or any of the various brand name screen washes available from your screen printing supplier.

Controlling Dye Migration
Dye migration is the problem caused by dyes in polyester fibers transferring to and changing the color of plastisol inks.

The colors most likely to migrate are red, maroon, kelly green, and some of the darker blues.

Dye migration may appear immediately after the ink is cured, or hours, days, or up to two weeks later.

To control dye migration use the following procedures:

  • Print with high-opacity, low-bleed inks.
  • Use no more heat than necessary to cure the ink. More heat means more dye migration.
  • Print and flash-cure a low-bleed white underbase, then print the desired color over that.
  • Avoid the problem by printing on 100% cotton fabrics.

Print Washability
The washability of properly cured direct and transfer prints is excellent. Dry cleaning is not recommended. Do not iron the printed part of the garment.

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Curing Plastisol 

Curing plastisol inks is a matter of exposing them to the proper amount of heat for the correct length of time.

Correct curing of plastisol ink is extremely important.

The most common problem encountered with plastisol inks is poor washability.

In almost every case, this is due to incomplete ink cure.

When plastisol is heated, the resin particles absorb the surrounding liquid plasticizer .

swell, merge with each other and form a tough, elastic film.

It is generally impossible to overcure direct prints because the overcure temperature is above the scorching point of the garment.

However, it is not recommended that you heat the ink layer above 350º F (176º C).

Above this temperature puff inks fall like a cake .

When you slam the oven door, and problems with dye migration are greatly increased.

If the entire thickness of the ink is not brought to the correct curing temperature the ink will be under-cured .

The resin has not absorbed all of the plasticizer and the ink will crack and flake off the garment when washed.

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Temperature

Plastisol will start to become dry to the touch or gelled (also called semi-cured) between 82-121º C.

It becomes fully cured between 138-160º C, depending on the type of plastisol.

The temperature at which the ink becomes fully cured is called the fusion temperature.

Most Union Ink plastisol inks cure at 149º C.

Check the Technical Data Sheet for each Union Ink plastisol for complete instructions.

Measuring Ink Temperature
Temperature test strips are useful for determining temperatures of the printed ink film.

For thick prints, a temperature tape should be placed inside the garment to make sure the proper temperature is achieved at the bottom of the ink film.

Temperature probes and infrared thermometers (pyrometers) can also be used.

Although they are extremely precise at measuring temperature.

Hence may give erroneous ink film temperature readings if not used correctly because the probe may not react quickly enough to changes in the ink film temperature.

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Time
Once the entire ink film thickness reaches the proper temperature, the ink is fully cured.

This means that with a high enough temperature in the curing unit, the plastisol could actually be cured in a few seconds.

Testing a Direct Print for Cure
The definitive test to determine if plastisol inks are cured is a wash test.

Generally it will take from 5-10 washings to fully test the cure, but if the ink is seriously undercured, the print will show deterioration after only 1-3 washings.

There are two other tests commonly used to check ink cure.

The most popular test is to stretch the print about 2/3 of the total stretch of the T-shirt.

If the print cracks badly and does not retract when the fabric is released, the ink is probably under-cured.

The stretch test does not always work on thick deposits of ink,

Such as with on athletic jerseys, where the top layer of ink may stretch but the ink deep down in the fabric may be under-cured.

Another test for curing can be done by placing a few drops of ethyl acetate onto the back of the ink on the inside of the garment.

This spot of ink is then placed onto an area of unprinted garment and burnished or held tightly together for two minutes.

If there is a transfer of ink to the unprinted area, the ink is not fully cured and the garment should be run through the dryer again.

Like the stretch test, this test is not always accurate. Ethyl acetate is a fairly hazardous chemical.

If the ink is undercured, you can run it through the dryer again and complete the cure.

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Adjusting Your Dryer

It’s very important to understand how to adjust your dryer to achieve the correct curing temperature.

It is a common misconception that you need to measure the temperature of the dryer.

Actually, you must be able to determine the temperature of the ink film.

The temperature of the ink film is determined by the time the garment is under the heater and the temperature of the heater.

This means that the temperature can be controlled with the belt speed of a conveyor dryer or time under the heater with a flash curing unit.

If the heater temperature in a dryer or flash curing unit reaches 427º C.

It is possible for the ink film on the garment to reach the full cure temperature  149º C in a matter of 20-30 seconds.

Generally the temperature in the dryer is much higher than the temperature required to cure the ink. This allows the ink to cure quicker for faster printing.

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Flash Curing
Plastisol can generally be fully cured with a flash cure unit if the heater is set to the highest temperature and the unit is placed 2-3 inches (5-7.6 cm) over the garment for 20-30 seconds.

For curing between colors where only a partial cure is required, the time can be less.

Conveyor Curing
As a starting point, the temperature of heaters should be set at full on.

If the heaters are allowed to cycle on and off there may be too long an off cycle for the dryer to maintain the proper temperature consistently.

The belt speed should be set so the garments are in the tunnel 20-30 seconds. Small dryers may require a much slower belt speed than larger dryers.

From this starting point, you will have to print sample garments and wash test them to determine the correct belt speed and temperature settings for your dryer for the various types of jobs you print.

Important Curing Tips

  • White ink requires the longest cure time of any standard color. Light ink colors require longer curing periods than dark colors.
  • Thick ink layers require longer curing periods than thin layers.
  • Glitter, shimmer, reflectivem, and metallic inks require longer curing periods.
  • Because the pigments used in these inks tend to reflect infrared radiation (heat).
  • Prints (both on paper and garments) should be cured within a minute of printing.
  • If you delay curing, the plasticizer in the ink may start to leach out of the ink into the substrate.
  • This will look like an oily margin around the print.
  • Temperature tapes are not exact.
  • They can vary as much as 10-20º F (5-10º C) and should be used only as a guide.
  • The definitive test is how well the print launders.
  • Dryer temperatures can vary greatly with just minor changes in belt speed, garment loading, room temperature, air movement, or fluctuations in incoming voltage.

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Plastisol Transfer Printing
Most plastisol heat transfers fall into one of three categories, hot-split, cold-peel, or puff.

When hot-split transfers are applied, the paper is stripped off the garment immediately after the heat transfer press is opened.

The ink layer splits, leaving part of the ink on the garment and part on the transfer paper.

Hot-split transfers are nearly indistinguishable from a soft-hand direct print.

When cold-peel transfers are applied, the transfer is allowed to cool before the paper is removed.

All of the ink transfers from the paper to the garment.

Cold-peel transfers have a glossy surface and are preferred for glitter and athletic transfers

. Some transfers can be either hot-split or cold-peel.

Puff transfers are printed with special puff transfer inks and when properly applied, produce a puff design.

Transfers that have been properly printed and applied are as durable as a direct print.

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Curing Transfer Prints
When printing heat transfers, the ink is only gelled or brought to a semi-cure.

This occurs between82-121º C, just past the wet state.

Transfers that have been semi-cured become fully cured when they are applied to the garment.

If they are over-cured, the ink will not transfer well.

Testing for Cure
To determine the correct dryer settings for gelling the

Increase the conveyor speed, or decrease the temperature of the curing unit until the stacked prints begin to stick together or show a slight amount of set-off on the back of the upper sheet.

Then decrease the conveyor speed enough to eliminate the sticking.

Another test for gel (though not always accurate) is to peel the ink off the release paper and roll it into a ball.

If the ball unrolls when laid down, the transfer is overcured.

A third test is the stretch test.

The gelled ink layer should be cured just enough that you can peel it off the paper, but if you try to stretch it, it should break with very little stretch.

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Hot-Split Transfer Tips
For medium-opacity transfers use Ultrasoft (PLUS), or AutoLine (AUTO) ink.

For high-opacity transfers use Mix-Opake (MIXO) with Mixo-Trans Additive or Transopake (TROP).

Print through an 86 thread/inch (34 thread/cm) mesh.

Cure to 121º C.

See below for curing procedures.

Use Super-Trans, TransLith, or Trans 55 paper, available from Union Ink.

Transfer to the garment at 177º C for 10-15 seconds at 1.75-2.1 kgf/cm2.

Peel the paper off the garment immediately after the press is opened.

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Cold-Peel Transfer Tips
Use the same inks, mesh, and curing procedures as for hot-split transfers.

Use TransFrench T-75, Super-Trans, or TransLith paper, available from Union Ink.

Transfer to the garment at 177º C for 10-20 seconds at 1.75-2.1 kgf/cm2.

Allow the transfer to cool completely before stripping off the paper.

Glitter Transfer Tips
For glitter transfers, use Super Glitter (PAGL-S) printed through a 30 thread/inch (12 thread/cm) mesh.

Cure as for hot-split transfers.

You can use TransFrench T-75 or TransLith papers, but for the highest gloss transfers, use a high-gloss transfer paper such as Warren O Duplex paper.

Glitter transfers are generally applied using the cold-peel procedure.

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Puff Transfer Tips
For puff transfers, use Transpuff (TRPF) ink printed through a 60 thread/inch (25 thread/cm) mesh.

Print a very thick layer of ink onto Trans-55 paper.

After printing the transfer, apply a transfer adhesive powder.

such as Union’s Unilon Heat Transfer Powder (ULON), either by sprinkling the powder over the print, or by passing the transfer through a tray containing the transfer adhesive powder.

Curing puff transfers is very critical.

The ink should be cured enough that it does not smear or offset in the stack, but not enough to puff.

The temperature window for curing puff transfers is 82-93º C. pply the transfer at 190º C for 5-10 seconds at 2.1-2.8 kgf/cm2).

Remove the paper from the garment immediately after opening the transfer press.

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Testing for Transferability
It is essential that you test your heat transfers for transferability at the start of each production run.

his is particularly important when using a new paper or ink.

You should also do accelerated aging tests which will indicate how well the transfer will release after 6-12 months on the shelf.

Accelerated aging tests can be done by placing the printed transfer in an environment of(49º C for 100 hours.

This will simulate approximately one year of shelf storage. While this test does not exactly duplicate the effects of aging, it will definitely help you determine whether a particular transfer will release well after aging.

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Always Test Inks Before Using In Production
Always test inks to determine their fitness for your particular applications, particularly new types of inks and when printing on new products.

Before printing a production run, print a sample for testing for adhesion, crocking, opacity, washability and any specific job requirements.

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Our Ink spatulas have natural wood handles, Stainless steel rivets and stainless steel blade.

The semi-flexible ink spatulas are easier to use.

Ink Spatulas are a key tool for overall profitability by keeping your ink distribution clean, easy, and fast.

Our semi-flexible blade is preferred by screen printers for stirring and mixing colours.

Therefore flexibility allows for easy ink application on the screen making specific quantities a lot easier to manage.

 Screen Printing Supplies uk Applications:

  • The pallet is adjustable; It can be adjusted from forward to backward, from left to right.
    •  It is overprintable which is especially suitable for printing onto T-shirt, pillowcase, bag, non-woven bags and so on.
    •  Special design of spring devices in screen adjusting up and down makes it easier for the user operations according to the sizes and weight of the screen, which guarantees proper spring intensity to avoid squeegees expelling and inks splashing in higher intensity and screen unfixing because of higher weight of screen frames and squeegees in loose intensity.
    •  Screen clamp can be moved up and down, which is suitable for screen frame within 1.8” (4.5cm) thickness.

1 colour screen printing press  adopts full metal structure with parts of stainless steel materials, which is in advanced electrostatic spraying, elegant appearance, convenient in cleaning and not rust. It is especially suitable for single color T-shirt printing. Composite structure & excellent packaging for convenient transportation.

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The Screen Printing  supplies uk method.

The term refers to a method of pushing paint through a screen made of a fine mesh, prepared so that some of the mesh doesn’t let paint through, to create a design.

It is also known as silkscreen, silk-screening and serigraph referring to the original material that printing screens were made of and the ability to create a series of prints.

Substrate

Substrate it the surface that is being printed. Substrates are varied, with the most common ones being fabric and paper.

Screen printers will refer to their screens as having a substrate and a squeegee side, respectively the side where the screen touches the substrate and the side where the ink is pushed through with a squeegee.

Squeegee:

A squeegee is similar to a wiper, used to squeeze ink through the mesh of the treated screen onto the substrate.

Squeegee blades can be hard or soft and can have square, rounded or pointed blade edges for the use on different substrates.

Durometer is the number indicating the hardness of the squeegee blade.

While higher the number the harder it is with 70 being the most common durometer.

Soft round squeegees are more often used for fabrics. While hard sharp edged and square squeegees do well on non-porous surfaces.

Screen Mesh Prints:

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The screen mesh is the polyester used in screen printing for the screen.

It comes in a thread count of 15t to 200t. The higher the thread count, the less ink it will let through.

Screen mesh comes in either white or yellow.

When exposing a positive onto mesh the colour can make the difference between soft and sharp images.

White mesh reflects the light of the exposure to all sides and so creates softer lines while the coloured mesh with less reflection produces a sharper image.

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Last, but definitely not least, is the screen printing frame which holds the screen mesh.

They’re made from wood or aluminum.

Wooden frames don’t last anywhere near as long as aluminum frames which cost a great deal more.

Frames are often pre-tensioned

But re-tensionable frames with rolling bars that can tightened the mesh up to the tension required are also available.

Glass screen printing refers to take the glass pane or glass containers as the main products to use the screen printing mode.

All over the world glass plays a very important role in our daily life even in the modern nowadays.

As architectural decoration material, glass has the advantages of flat and transparent, can shelter from wind and rain, easy to scrub, etc.

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Post-screen printed glass is more favorably welcomed by people used in interior or outdoor design and decoration.

Nowadays, glass containers have begun to apply to medical supplies, industrial products, and the high quality of glass products.

All decorated by screen printing technology will become the new growth point of glass printing.

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Information about frame type.Screen Printing Mesh

Screen Printing Mesh is used on high quality aluminum pre-stretched screens in various sizes and mesh counts.

All aluminum frames are extruded with the highest grade aluminum and cut and welded right here in the uk.

Once welded, the frames are then sandblasted to insure mesh bonds properly to the aluminum.

Whilst they retain its tension through thousands of imprints.

Screens are stretched pneumatically to industry standard tensions.

While using high grade monofilament poly mesh and held using cyanoacrylate glue.

More about aluminum frames.

The advantage of an aluminum screen printing frame is the durability and longevity it retains.

Unlike wood silk screen printing frames, when exposing frames to water in a dip tank or washout sink .

Aluminum frames will not warp.

This will insure a flat frame through thousands of prints to come.

Aluminum frames can also be stretched and re-stretched many times.

The mesh and glue are simply removed from the frame using a professional tool that doesn’t damage the aluminum.

Once cleaned, the frames can then be re-stretched which will give you the ability to use that frame for years of hard work in your shop.

Aluminum frames are also light weight which makes shipping less expensive and saves you money in the long run.

If you’re looking to maximize performance in your shop, aluminum frames are a great item to add to your screen printing equipment.

More about screen printing mesh size:

Different mesh sizes are used for different applications in the screen printing process.

Mesh size is measured by how many threads of mesh there are crossing per square inch.

For instance, a 110 mesh screen has 110 threads crossing per square inch.

The higher the mesh count, the finer the threads and holes are in the screen.

The size of the mesh has a lot to do with how detailed your image is and how thick the ink you are using is.

If you have an image with extremely high detail, a lower mesh screen wont hold the high detail.

The fine lines or dots in the image will simply fall through the holes in the mesh not giving you a correct representation of what your image should be.

Also if you are using a thinner ink, the ink will also flood through the larger holes and soak onto your shirt or substrate making your image blurry as the ink bleeds.

On the other hand, if you are trying to print a thicker ink (such as white) through to high of a mesh screen, barely any ink will print through the mesh.

You will notice that different companies have different sizes available.

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If the mesh count is fairly close, such as the difference between 155 vs. 156, 196 vs. 200,

or 81 vs. 86, the difference is so negligible and small that it will not matter in your final results.

Since there are many variables involved in silk screen printing we cant tell you exactly what mesh sizes are used for what applications.

However we can give you a general outline of what sizes to use for certain types of printing.

Your basic and most standard Screen Printing Mesh sizes are 43 and 55.

43t Screen Printing Mesh lays a fairly thick layer of ink down.

Its great for block text letters and larger spot color designs.

Its also a recommended mesh for white flash plates

Because many times you will only have to make one print impression which speeds up production time.

156 mesh also lays down a little thicker layer of screen printing ink

But offers you some higher detail ability in your image due to the finer mesh.

Also if you are printing with a little thinner viscosity colors of inks,

Some general guidelines for Screen Printing Mesh selection.

You may want to use the 55 Screen Printing Mesh so not too much ink is passed through your screen.

Lower Screen Printing Meshh counts like 40-86 are used for shimmer and glitter inks.

These inks have particles in them that will not pass through the typical mesh sizes.

Therefore you need a lower Screen Printing Mesh count with large holes in order for all the particles to pass through properly.

Shimmer plastisol inks have finer particles in them so you could probably use an 86 mesh.

while glitter inks have much larger particles so it would be recommended to use a 40 or 60 mesh screen.

200 and 230 Screen Printing Mesh are used for finer detailed images and thinner inks.

These mesh sizes can hold larger half tone dots but are not recommended for four color process prints or fine detail half tone printing.

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Also graphic and solvent based silk screening inks that are much thinner should be used with these aluminium screens

Also if you would like a softer feel to the ink on your shirts you can print through these higher mesh counts .

which will let less ink through the screen giving you a much softer feel on the shirt.

This can get tricky however, many times a duller distressed look is wanted for the artwork but if bright vibrant colors are desired.

Especially white you will have a hard time getting the opacity thick enough using these higher meshes.

120T mesh is used for extremely high detail textile printing and fine halftone four color process and simulated process prints.

Fine half tone dots need high fine detail mesh in order to hold and expose on.

Higher meshes such as 355, 380, and 400 are used mainly for graphic printing with UV inks.

UV inks are extremely thin and many times are used for high detail printing on signs, banners, or CD’s.

Using a higher mesh allows the automatic printers used in UV printing to regulate the amount of ink passed through the screen.

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Exposure Notes:

Different mesh sizes hold different amounts of emulsion, due to how big the holes in the mesh are.

For instance a 110 mesh screen will hold much more emulsion then a 305 mesh screen.

While the difference isn’t extreme, you will have to vary your exposure times slightly for different mesh sizes.

A finer mesh screen that holds less emulsion will expose faster then a lower mesh screen that holds more emulsion.

However, the difference is small so you may have to only vary as slightly as 5-10% in either direction

Depending on mesh size in order to get maximum exposure performance.

Some general guidelines for mesh selection in the uk.

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