Ryan Screen Systems a Division of Lawson Lawson Screen & Digital Products Ryan Screen Systems a division of Lawson
5110 Penrose St.
St. Louis, Mo 63115
Phone: 314-631-8753
Toll Free : 800-769-9130


Art Files
Dryer Elements
Emulsion Remover
Equipment Packages
Exposure Units
File Holder
Flash Units
Hand Cleaner
Hinge Clamps
Home Page
Ink Buckets-Empty
Ink Degradent
Ink Mixing
Ink Plastisol
Ink Scoop
International Coatings
Ink Wash
Laser Targeting
Laser Film
Lease Form
Lease Reasons
Mesh Panels
Number Stencils
PMS Color Mixing
Pallet Adhesive
Pantone Mixing
Plastisol Remover
Pocket Printer
Pressure Washer
Printers Automatic
Screens- Aluminum
Screen Cabinet
Screen Dryer
Screen Opener
Screen Racks
Scoop Coater
Scorch out
Scrub Pads
Shipping Map
Squeegee w/handle
Squeegee Material
Squeegee Sharpener
Start Up Kits
Tension Meter
Temperature Strips
Transfer Machines
Washout Booth

Silk Screen Printing Tips

Removing the ink from the screen before emulsion removal

Proper ink removal is a plus to employees and our environment.

Plastisols-On press clean up-Put paper on floor

1) Remove excess ink from screen and return it to the bucket

2) Using a spray bottle, spray INK WASH onto the squeegee side. ( about 6 pumps). Take 2 paper towels, and rub any hard ink until it is a liquid.

3) Take your squeegee, reach away from you to the opposite end of the screen, put the squeegee in as if you were to print, then pull it back to you, bringing all of the liquid with it.

4) Take 2 more paper towels and sop up as much of the ink as possible(Do not go crazy, get what you can.)

5) You will also need to wipe the ink found on the substrate side

6) Now, go to your reclaim area and spray on an INK DEGRADENT. NO ink down drain yet.

7) Using a brush,( http://www.ryanrss.com/2pads.html ) scrub the frame, and the mesh area.

8) Repeat on substrate side.

9) Now rinse with water. You should have an ink free screen

10) Spray on your emulsion remover.

The ink degradent is used to encapsulate the ink, and degrading it, making it safe to go down the drain.

Please take the extra time to preserve our planet for my grandkids.