St Patrick’s Day Supplies

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St Patrick’s Day is this week and it has us feeling festive! Our screen printing and sign customers have been buying all kinds of different green products, so we thought we would share the most popular ones with you all.

Here’s our list of St Patty’s Day Greens:

Montana Gold Spray Paint which comes in many different shades of green…green apple, acid green, pine, olive green, shock green light, etc. These spray paints are great for every craft, art project, and for signs.

Nazdar GV Vinyl Ink available in 2 different shades of green to screen print onto vinyl stickers.

Permaprint Waterbase Poster Ink in green or Glo green for cards, artwork, and posters.

International Coatings 7600 Series in Kelly Green for screen printing garments, bags, etc.

International Coatings Glow in the Dark we love the look of this glowing green plastisol for all your screen printing needs.

Matsui 301 Eco-Series Water Based has a great green shade.  Softer feel for your print jobs.

Oracal 651 Vinyl comes in 6 different greens for vinyl signs.

ThermoFlex Plus 5 different shades of green, but Kelly Green seems to be a favorite among customers.  The best for heat transfer t-shirts.


Get a 20% credit on any of these green items on St. Patrick’s Day!

Article 2: How To Screen Print With 9500 Series Waterbase Additives

The additives discussed below are the screen printing waterbase additives for Nazdar’s 9500 Waterbase Series.  These additives help most screen printers who regularly print with the 9500 Series.  Read below to see what each additive has to offer to your next screen printing job.

AQ51 Prepared Extender Base is an additive that can be mixed (about 5% per weight to the 9500 inks) to increase the amount of screen printing waterbase ink.  When you over extend the ink by adding too much of the additive then your screen print will become too transparent.  Depending on the look of the garment adding more or less of this base will give the different characteristics to the print.

AQ53 Thickener is a liquid that increases the viscosity of the pigmented ink.  Add small 0.5% increments to reach desired thickness.  This additive will change the mesh count of some screen printing job.  However, if your garment has ink that has bleed through the mesh then adding this thickener would solve that problem.

AQ54 Aqualube is a gel that slows down the evaporation of water in your waterbase inks.  In dryer states the rate at which your ink will dry out is considerably more, unless the Aqualube additive is added.  When the ink dries on the screen it effects your image, and this additive helps to prevent that as well.  Add 5-10% by weight without worrying about over jelling the ink.=

AQ55 Softener is a product that will impart a silky, soft feel to the screen printed textile.  Add 2-5% when printing onto terry towels, which is a common screen printing job for this additive.

AQ56 Penetrant will help to aid in penetration to have a screen print on both sides of a textile (ex. golf towels).  This additive works best when added at a level of 2-5% by weight and will help to print on difficult garments such as looped/sheared terry cloth towels.  Note that the image of the print, where the ink was first in contact with the material will still be slightly brighter in color than the second image where the ink penetrated through.

To see where you can purchase these additives click here or call us today.

Nazdar Graphic Inks

Screen Printing Ink | Nazdar Graphic InksThe Nazdar Graphic Ink story began in 1922 in the back of a small store in Chicago. Nazdar’s transformation from these humble beginnings to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of screen printing inks is the story of the emergence of the screen printing industry itself.

Throughout the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s, what was then Naz-Dar focused on developing new screen printing inks to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of screen printers. The growth of the plastics industry was a major factor in the expanded use of screen printing in the 1950’s and 60’s. During this period the Company’s first extensive R&D programs were established to keep pace with the rapidly increasing demand for higher performance screen printing products. Mclogan Supply became a dealer in the early 1930’s.


Nazdar 9700 Series was a screen printing ink designed to eliminate the need for many different inks on plastics, paper, cardboard, Tyvek, pressure sensitive film, and pre-coated metal. Nazdar 9700 adhesion characteristics of the product arc so unusual, it should be tried on any surface. Nazdar 9700 produces a high gloss tough flexible film suitable for vacuum forming. The pigments used in the product have been carefully selected to ensure maximum exterior durability.

Nazdar 2700 Series Waterbase Poster Ink:  The Nazdar 2700 Series is specifically formulated for screen printing on paper, cardboard, pressure sensitive vinyl, top-coated polyester, Tyvek, static-cling vinyl, polycarbonate, some coated metals, and styrene. Aquasafe 2700 produces a glossy ink film that offers good weather resistance and is flexible enough for vacuum forming.

Nazdar GV Series Vinyl Ink: Specially formulated for printing on vinyl surfaces where a high gloss finish is required. These inks form a positive bond with most vinyl surfaces and will dry to an extremely flexible film which may be vacuum formed. The pigments used in these inks have been carefully selected for best resistance under outdoor exposure and comparative color values are available.

Nazdar VF Series Vinyl Flat inks are formulated to fuse with vinyl surfaces and can be used on both rigid and flexible vinyl plastic, as well as on some vinyl coatings. They have excellent opacity and fast drying qualities with good printability. Nazdar VF Series will dry to a film which will be as flexible as the vinyl surface itself. All colors except VF111 Black may be heat sealed. VF121 Non-Arcing Black is used for heat sealing

Nazdar 7900 Corogloss Series are formulated for printing on fluted corrugated plastic sheets manufactured from special copolymer resins.

Nazdar 59000 Series Enamel Plus Gloss Screen Ink is a solvent-based enamel ink formulated to screen print on a wide range of hard-to-adhere-to surfaces such as glass, metal, wood and some plastics for outdoor signs and displays.
Glass, metal, wood and some hard plastics

Nazdar 6100 Series fast dry, high gloss enamel is a solvent based ink that exhibits the best features of Nazdar’s former FED and 49000 Series enamel inks, with an expanded color range to meet today’s environmental requirements. 6100 is a synthetic enamel, developed for use on flame treated polyethylene containers, fiber drums and other hard to adhere to surfaces. 6100 series features a built in catalyst that accelerates curing and offers excellent resistance to soaps and detergents.

Nazdar PA Series Poly All Silk Screen Ink has been designed specifically for screen printing on untreated polypropylene. Its unique formulation makes pretreatment such as flaming or surface coating unnecessary. Poly All will perform satisfactorily on most polypropylene surface. However, since there is considerable variation in the formulation of substrate materials, the user must always pretest the specific substrate for adhesion and product resistance prior to a production run. Nazdar PA Series inks exhibit a semi-gloss finish. When thoroughly dried, PA Series ink has very good flexibility and durability.
Poly-All has proven successful in some pad printing applications.

Screen printing ink lines by Nazdar Graphic Ink include many that are not on because they are hazardous to ship. They can be ordered by phone or walk-in at one of our four locations.