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Francis27 10-04-2012 07:39 PM

What's a good stencil ink?
 
What stencil ink do you guys use when putting the logo on the racket? (answer only of you put logos)

Nostradamus 10-04-2012 07:46 PM

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

Federerkblade 10-15-2012 05:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 6936523)
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

r you joking

cluckcluck 10-15-2012 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 6936523)
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

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

fortun8son 10-18-2012 02:37 PM

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.

LeeD 10-18-2012 02:42 PM

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

db10s 10-19-2012 07:41 AM

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

PBODY99 10-19-2012 08:29 AM

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.

paul_tennis 11-27-2012 06:04 AM

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

The Meat 11-27-2012 08:48 AM

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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