Dual Durometer Blade
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Get the best dual durometer squeegee blade material in the screen printing industry. Many screen printers like dual (or triple) squeegee blades because it offers the benefits of both a softer and harder durometer at the same time. Lawson's premium squeegee material is made from urethane to withstand abrasion and screen printing chemicals.
Lawson offers two (2) different kinds of dual-durometer screen printing squeegee blades. You can either get 405-101-6-IN as an 60/90, or 405-101-7-IN as 70/90. Either of these are a dual-durometer squeegee blade.
Lawson's urethane squeegee blade material is formulated to resist abrasion and screen printing chemicals. Lawson squeegee blade can be added to manual or automatic screen printing handles made from wood or aluminum. This high quality screen printing squeegee blade rubber can be sharpened with a squeegee sharpener.
How Do I Pick the Right Durometer? Selecting the best durometer (or hardness) for your screen printing squeegee is important for a great looking screen print. Use this guide to help select the best durometer squeegee for you.
- 60 durometer is the softest and "flexes" the most. You should select this when you want to only put down a little ink.
- 70 durometer is the most popular and most versatile. This is a great "all around" choice. If you are unsure, get a 70 durometer and you can't go wrong.
- 80 durometer is the strongest and least flexible. Typically used with U.V. (ultra-violet) ink printing
How Do I Maintain My Squeegee? Getting the best screen print depends a lot on properly maintaining your squeegee and squeegee blade material. You want to rotate your squeegee so they "wear" at approximately the same rate. This goes not only for the squeegee itself, but the side of the squeegee blade you are using. Remember, a sharp edge is the best. Make sure to always clean your squeegee and wipe it dry after use. This helps ensure it does not warp.
How Should I Store My Squeegee? Always store your squeegees in a dry environment, out of direct sunlight, ideally at room temperature. If you are storing a finished squeegee (handle and blade material), store it flat. You do not want to store it standing up on the squeegee blade material.