Water Base Discharge vs Water Base Acrylics

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We are welcoming into the show Jesse Martinez of Matsui International Company, Inc. to give us the low down on Water Based Screenprinting. We are going to talk about the systems available today, why a die-hard plastisol printer should give these new systems a look and more. Come to ask your question about water-based printing and learn a ton from an industry expert.

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Water Based Discharge vs Water Based Acrylics

Aaron: Jesse Martinez with Matsui International is joining the show today. Jesse and I go way back together the industry. Jesse, welcome to the show!

  • How fast is the water base demand growing and why?
  • Can you give an update of all the current water base solutions available?
  • What is the best use for the systems mentioned in the last question?
  • Is there a Pantone mixing software?
  • Why do you offer additives and when should they be used?
  • Why is water base different now from 15-20 years ago?
  • What new products can we look forward to from Matsui?

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