Hingst’s Sign Post: Accelerating the Eco-Solvent Ink Curing Process

Sign Builder Illustrated contributor Jim Hingst writes: “Eco-solvent inks, which are derived from mineral oil, take much longer to dry than strong solvent inks. In my latest blog post, I offer recommendations to aid drying, when printing heat transfer films with Roland's VersaStudio BN-20.

“Many T-shirt shops have purchased Roland’s VersaStudio 20" BN-20 Desktop Inkjet Printer/Cutter so they can offer digitally printed heat transfer appliques to their customers. In addition to printing appliques, the BN-20 is also a nice entry-level machine for those shops expanding into the sign market.

“The BN-20 utilizes eco-solvent inks, which are derived from mineral oils. These very mild inks take forever to dry.  At least it seems that way, especially when you have an anxious customer breathing down your neck. At any rate eco-solvent inks will certainly take longer to dry than the strong solvent inks.”

To read more, check out the latest “Hingst’s Sign Post” blog.


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