There are several reasons. Flashing enables you to print one coat of ink on top of another—i.e. a color on a white base. You also might flash an ink to keep wet ink off the back of your screens. Glitters and metallic and high density inks are not designed to be printed wet on wet. They should be flashed when printing in sequence.
Articles in this section
- Quartz Flash- For Curing Screen Printed Shirts
- Why Is My Dryer Not Getting Hot?
- How Long Does It Take For My Dryer To Heat Up?
- How Can I Avoid Over-heating My Shirt Board/Platen?
- What If I Scorch A Garment After Flashing Or Curing?
- Can I Use An Infrared Heater To Flash Water-Based Inks?
- Can I Full Cure With An Infrared Panel Heater?
- How Close Should An Infrared Panel Heater Be To The Shirt Board (aka platen)?
- What Is The Difference Between An Infrared Heater And A Quartz Heater?
- What Is The Purpose Of Flashing Screen Printed T-shirts?