Curing a Screen Print
This tutorial is limited to curing plastisol ink only.
IS IT “DRIED” OR “CURED?” The last step in the screen printing process is the curing of the print.
Plastisol ink must reach a temperature of 320 degrees to be considered “fully cured.” Although it would seem natural to use the term “dried,” it would be a misnomer as the ink film on a product may feel “dry” to the touch, but not be fully cured throughout the entire ink deposit. The print surface may seem “dry,” but the inner portion of the ink film may not be.