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Zodiak Aquarius Water Based Inks

The Aquarius line of water based screen printing inks by represent the highest quality inks, additives, and bases for the modern printer. Their easy to use mixing system utilizes a line of pigment concentrates and bases to allow you to mix any color you might need.

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Mixing Pigments

Mix your own PMS colors with these concentrated pigments.

White Inks

All Aquarius brand white and discharge white inks.

Mixing Bases

Mixing bases for use with Aquarius brand mixing pigments.

Additives

Additives for use with Aquarius brand inks and pigments.

Should I Use Water Based Inks?

Why Consider Water Based Inks?

Water based inks can offer several advantages over standard plastisol inks.  Perhaps the biggest advantage is their ability to mix the ink colors you need.  Some series even offer exact formulations to match PMS colors.  Water based inks are a more environmentally friendly product as they are not petroleum based.  Cleanup can be a breeze as instead of chemical products you can use a spray bottle and water.  Water based inks also leave a softer hand (feel) when cured properly on the garment.  

Special Considerations of Water Based Inks

Waterbased inks can be more difficult to cure than plastisol inks for those with smaller dryers.  When mixing your own colors, you should use a high quality digital scale and take care to ensure proper mixing ratios.   Water based inks will require a water resistant emulsion to be used as a stencil or you will experience emulsion breakdown.  Water based inks can also dry in the screen quickly if left unattended.  To remedy this, it is handy to have a spray water bottle nearby and spray lightly when needed.