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How Does Substrate Color Affect Ink Selection?

When selecting an ink for your marking system, several variables affect it’s selection.  One variable affecting the selection of the proper ink is the color of the substrate.  Dark colored substrates such as steel often require a pigmented ink to produce bright, visible results.  These inks contain solid pigments which provide the bright color they are known for.  This requires…

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How Do I Choose An Air Spray Gun?

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Spray Gun Choice With so many different types and models of spray guns available, it may be difficult trying to choose which one would work best for your process. There are a number of criteria to consider when deciding which type of spray gun to go with. Doing a little bit of research and knowing your capabilities will go…

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How do I Spray More Efficiently?

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Spray technique is a critical component in getting a great finish as well as utilizing your material as efficiently as possible. One great best practice when for great coatings and efficient spraying on any surface is called “banding”. Banding is a technique that reduces overspray and saves material while ensuring a nice, even coverage on your part. There are…

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What are Airless Spray Guns? Are the any advantages?

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Conventional airspray guns are great for most coating applications, but there are some jobs whose size and scope require something faster and more efficient than what traditional airspray can provide. This is when airless spray guns come into play. Airless spray guns are designed to utilize high material pressures to atomize the coating by forcing it through a very…

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How Do I Control my Spray Pattern?

Every part is different. Different sizes, different geometries, different intricacies, etc. In addition to that, may coatings have different properties (and costs) as well. That’s why it is important to dial in your spray gun pattern so that you are optimally coating your part and not wasting material in the process. No two jobs are completely alike; therefore there…

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