TH(INK) BEFORE YOU SCREEN PRINT.


Common questions in screen printing are…

  • What ink should I use?
  • What ink suits my substrate?
  • Are plastisols best?
  • What effect do i require?

Finding an ink to give you the best results comes from understanding the applications and properties of the choice of screen printing inks. Here at Colenso we can help you. Our technical team have a wealth of knowledge to assist you with the best choice of ink for your projects. Call us now on 01928 701356 or email: sales@colenso.co.uk

Virus® ‘WOW’ wet on wet, 4 colour process inks.


Coming soon to Colenso Screen Services Ltd!

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Flexible batteries that can be printed directly onto FABRIC


Flexible batteries that can be printed directly onto FABRIC could soon make for high-tech military clothing and ‘wearable computers’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4783446/A-new-flexible-battery-printed-textiles.html#ixzz4rzykAG7R

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How do you choose the correct Plastisol Ink for your substrate?


Let Colenso Screen Services and Wilflex inks take the guesswork out of printing on today’s challenging substrates and provide you with an innovative solution to your printing needs.

Are your customer demands are for non-phthalate or non-pvc inks? 

Colenso has an ink solution for effectively printing on substrates prone to dye migration.

The Answer = Wilflex Inks

Please view our article below.

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Looking for a modern, revolutionary screen printing technique?


Try the ‘3D View Change’ lenticular screen printing technique, using Wilflex™ Inks.

A lenticular print is a 3D image that can be viewed by human eyes without any special optical device. It is also called an auto stereoscopic image.

Wilflex™ Originals have released their tenth print titled “Fire and Ice”, it depicts a woman in either warm or cool colors, eyes open or eyes closed, depending on the angle from which she is viewed. Often referred to as lenticular printing, the technique produces images with an illusion of depth and the ability to change or move as the image is viewed from different angles.

EPIC by name – even more EPIC by Nature…Wilflex Epic Inks


The Wilflex™ Epic Series of Non-Phthalate Plastisol Inks, sold exclusively in the UK from Colenso Screen Services.

Dictionary Definition: epic /ˈɛpɪk/

  1. heroic or grand in scale or character. synonyms: ambitious, heroic, grand, arduous, extraordinary, Herculean.
  2. particularly impressive or remarkable.
  3. a long film, book, or other work portraying heroic deeds and adventures or covering an extended period of time.”a Hollywood biblical epic” synonyms: epic film, long film; informal blockbuster”a big Hollywood epic”
  4. Wilflex Epic inks: “Extremely awesome” screen printing inks!

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SCREEN PRINTING ON POLYESTER AND PERFORMANCE APPAREL


Let Wilflex take the guesswork out of printing on today’s challenging substrates and provide you with an innovative solution to your printing needs. Whether your customer demands are for non-phthalate or non-pvc inks, Wilflex has an ink solution for effectively printing on substrates prone to dye migration.

Choosing the right ink for your substrate requires an understanding of the fiber content, temperature capabilities and design considerations. Many synthetic blends and fibers on the market today require new application and processing techniques.

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Printing on performance polyester? Colenso has the Solution.


The Answer? Wilflex™ One Polyester Solutions.

Printing on performance polyester is challenging if you don’t have the right ink choice. Heat-set dyes used in polyester fabrics gas when exposed to high heat during the screen printing process and can migrate into the ink layer. The intended white ink on a red polyester garment could end up being a pink imprint. Wilflex has the solution. The Wilflex One Unberbase Gray has high-performance bleed resistance properties, to prevent dye migration and excellent fiber matte down, to achieve a smooth first down surface with minimal ink deposit. The gray colour provides a good neutral foundation, to aide subsequent layers in quickly achieving opacity, for an overall efficient process on the press.

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Top 10 reasons why you should replace your Squeegee Blade!


  1. The squeegee is one of the most important of all the components, involved in the screen printing process.
  2. Yet as one of the most important components, it is easily neglected.
  3. The squeegee blade plays a key role in the control of the overall quality of your print.
  4. A worn or chipped Squeegee blade will not allow the ink to transfer evenly through the screen.
  5. Not only can a worn blade reduce print quality, it can also increase your print cost by applying too much ink.
  6. Abrasion with the screen slowly rounds the squeegee print edge, reducing its ability to shear the ink from the screen.
  7. Solvent based and UV inks can drastically limit the life of a standard squeegee.
  8. The Squeegee blade can swell or soften on the press.
  9. Swelling can then lead to the early breakdown and chipping.
  10. If your squeegee isn’t in good shape, your prints will suffer.

WILFLEX™ EPIC MX COLOUR SYSTEM – Still one of the most successful and reliable mixing systems world wide!


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