Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes happen when producing a promotional product. Have you ever experienced a production error whereby the logo is printed at the wrong position or the words printed with the wrong spelling? Don’t stress; read on for a simple and cost-effective way to remove silk screen printing.

How to Remove Silk Screen Printing?

Effortlessly remove silk screen printing logos

Unfortunately, errors in production occur all too often. This is why it is valuable to enlist the services of a China-based sourcing and production company like ODM, who can limit and deal with issues that arise.

 Check out this blog on poor printing in China:

If you do encounter a problem, the last thing your business would want to do it to reproduce or dump those products.  target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>ODM Asia is here to help and can assist in salvaging those rejected items.

The silk screen printing process:

Before we learn about removing silk screen printing, read this blog for key information about the process and its uses.

Screen printing diagram

Silk Screen Printing Method

Removing silk screen printing:

Toluene Dilutent is your solution in removing such print, be it on a plastic, glass or metal surface – any smooth surface will do. Toluene is basically a common solvent used to remove inky stains such as paints, various chemical reactants, rubber, glue, lacquers, leather tanner and disinfectants. Whereas diluent or normally known as thinner, it also works as a removing agent.

When both toluene and diluent are mixed together, this chemical will help in removing silk screen printing on any smooth surface. As a result, any defects will be removed. Rest assured that the chemical will not corrode the surface of your item. It just acts as an ink removal method whereby you dip a cloth into toluene diluent and start wiping the print with it.

Still having issues with your production? Do consider ODM’s quality control.


Removing silk screen printing: is it cost-effective?

Whilst it is usually possible to remove silkscreen logos from products, this can be a very time-consuming process and for cheap promotional products, it can very often be more cost effective to recycle the materials and remake the part on which the silk screen printing is defective.

While such production problems cannot be fully avoided, manufacturers can minimize these issues by carefully planning and making samples. This gives both manufacturers and designers enough time for revisions. Given the amount of time needed to revise and produce designs, you should also consider calculating container shipping time to ensure that you’re getting your products in time. With that being said, feel free to ask our team any questions regarding the manufacturing and design process.

Contact us to learn more about how to improve the quality of your items with minimal investment. For high-quality product designs, get in touch with our product designers at Mindsparkz.



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