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CanvasSkateboards
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:36 pm Reply with quote
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Has anyone attempted printing on grip? and if so what suggestions as far as mesh count and squeegee durometer?
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zeno01
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:44 pm Reply with quote
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Seems like it would be way too "gloppy" for grip. Stencils n Krylon seem like the way to go.

But if you do... Let us know how it turns out.

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CanvasSkateboards
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:31 pm Reply with quote
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I have heard of people screen printing grip. I have had some success with it but also a lot of failures. As it's very inconsistent as far as how many passes each sheet needs. sometimes one is enough others you need like 6. I have just made a stencil and spraying it for now. Contacted my ink supplier and he suggested the coarsest screen with the softest squeegee
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Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:42 pm Reply with quote
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I have tried it a few times. it definitly looked like a DIY job and not like MOB or one of those other companies. They didn't look bad, but came out far from professional.
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Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:39 pm Reply with quote
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CanvasSkateboards wrote:
Has anyone attempted printing on grip? and if so what suggestions as far as mesh count and squeegee durometer?


I didn't know you could do that.... awesome, good luck - when you come up with a process, patent that shit!

If I were to take a stab at it, I would say the less amount of ink you use, the better. Swap the squeegee for a sponge dampened with ink and do a light pass to avoid "runnage" <- if that's not a word, it should be. Experiment and see how it turns out.

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CanvasSkateboards
Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:36 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks for the tips guys. I have tried it in the past just have had inconsistent results. I will try the sponge method and get back to you. Right now I am just stenciling it and using spray paint. But would like to get a nice clean look similar to shirts and boards
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