What's a good stencil ink?

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  1. Francis27

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    What stencil ink do you guys use when putting the logo on the racket? (answer only of you put logos)
     
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  2. Nostradamus

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    None. don't use them. it will mess up your string by adding moisture into them.

    but if you insist on them, Babolat stencil ink is high quality
     
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  3. Federerkblade

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    r you joking
     
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  4. cluckcluck

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    How will this mess up your string? It's alcohol based which evaporates quickly leaving just the paint with no moisture.
     
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  5. fortun8son

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    I've had good results with Gamma ink.
    Good coverage, remember to shake well.
    I've seen the applicator tops come off twice with Tourna ink.
    Talk about a disaster!
    I've also been very disappointed with all of the white 'inks'.
    Very goopy and paint-like.
    Looks okay from a distance, I suppose.
    ...and, btw, all strings except natgut are impervious to moisture.
     
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  6. LeeD

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    Keep the colors dark.
    Krylon hardware/auto part spray acrylic works fine.
     
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  7. db10s

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    My Dunlop ink works well, but I'm running out.
     
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  8. PBODY99

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    The approach makes for the best ink job

    I have found that most of the brands work ok.
    Polys by their nature will shed the ink quickly.
    Lube the threads on the top when you open a new bottle, light smear of chap stick will help with the sticking some encounter.
    Check that the top is seated every time you open it & store your ink in a small zip lock bag. In a gallon size zip lock I insert the stencil inside of a file folder. When it is time to refresh your stencil @ the tourney, the file folder gives you a backing for any stray drips.
     
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  9. paul_tennis

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    I use Gamma red ink and so far I haven't had any problems...
     
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  10. The Meat

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    Anything besides Tourna brand, the felt tip ripped after a few uses. Also the ink comes off too quickly, its like putting on kids crayola finger paint....
     
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