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Hand lettering on nylon - which paint / ink to use ?

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Kevin Scott

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Post Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:58 am

Hand lettering on nylon - which paint / ink to use ?

Any ideas ?
I've been asked to paint some logos on a nylon awning / tarp for an exhibition. Material is similar to tent, although a bit more robust, say like waterproof over-trousers ...
In the past, I've used emulsion for canvas canopies, and screen ink for banners / truck curtain-sides, but not sure how to go with this.
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Robert Lambie

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Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:50 am

Re: Hand lettering on nylon - which paint / ink to use ?

Personally, I would "try" screen ink." Apollo Ink" is a good choice!
if the surface is textured nylon the ink will bleed under the vinyl stencil.
if it is smooth nylon, I would think the bleed issue would be fine.
If bleed is an issue, try using very little ink at a time.
personally, I would do a small test bit in an area out of sight first.

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David Hammond

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Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:39 am

Re: Hand lettering on nylon - which paint / ink to use ?

Screen ink & paint mask. I painted my name on two sets of race leathers last week using the ink we used for curtain sides.

I gave the stencil a bit of warmth with a heart gun, made the ink a little thicker, and it didn't really bleed in the grain of the leather.
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