Which are the best inks to use for printing on T-shirts at a live screen-printing event?
After giving it some thought, I think that water-based inks are perhaps not the most suitable because they dry quite quickly on the screen, whilst for plastisol inks you would need to take a flash dryer or a heat press.
I imagine the ideal approach would be to use inks that last on the screen for a long time without drying and don’t require polymerisation.
That’s true, water-based inks aren’t fit for this type of use because you would have to work quickly and many spare frames would be needed for the inevitable substitutions.
The inexpensive 38×38 cm heat presses are only rated at 1,400 Watts, so they can easily be connected to the electricity supply. If it’s only for short periods of time, it might be a good idea to hire them: CPL Fabbrika offers this service.