Electrum ECO STENCIL Stencil Printer Ink - 4oz.
Electrum ECO STENCIL Stencil Printer Ink - 4oz.
Oops, we did it again! We've gone and made printed stencils even better, with an advanced formulation and a much better price point!
Now you can print highly precise stencils directly from a desktop printer using your photo reference, without the need to hand stencil your design. Just print, transfer, and tattoo!
This is for ONE 4 ounce bottle of Electrum ECO STENCIL ink. You will need TWO bottles to completely fill all four reservoirs on an Eco Tank printer.
We recommend using PACON TRACING PAPER to print your stencils. BUY IT HERE
Electrum continues to SET the bar for tattoo stencil application products.
- Faster precise stencils
- Save hundreds of dollars vs. conventional stencil making methods
- Made in the USA, FOR ARTISTS BY ARTISTS
PLEASE NOTE Electrum Supply will not be liable if the ink does not work on your inkjet printer for any reason. All sales are final, no returns on this Stencil Printer Ink.
Using third party inks in your printer may void any warranty from the manufacturer.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It's easy as 1, 2, 3
1) Buy the ink from us or one of our authorized distributors.
3) Fill the tanks and start printing highly detailed stencils!
Is this compatible with ALL printers?
No. This ink is compatible with any Eco Tank printer. We have found the Epson ET-M1170 or Epson ET-2650 to be the most reliable printers for this application.
How do I fill the printer with the ink?
First of all, always wear gloves! This is a methyl violet based ink and it WILL STAIN! Remove the cap from the new ECO Stencil bottle, then remove the inner seal. Replace cap with dispensing cap that is included. Open all 4 reservoirs on the printer. DO NOT HAVE THE PRINTER ON DURING THIS PROCESS! Fill each tank with one ounce of ink, then recap the ink reservoirs. Two bottles are required to completely fill all 4 reservoirs. After the reservoirs are filled and recapped, follow the setup instructions included with the printer to complete the set up process.
How many stencils should I expect from a bottle of Eco Stencil ink?
The exact number of stencils depends of course on size and complexity of the stencil being printed, however you should expect to get around 3,000 stencils per 4 ounce bottle.
What type of paper do I print the stencils onto?
Any paper will technically work, however it is important to note that regular cotton papers, such as printer paper, will absorb more ink and transfer a lighter design to the skin. Through testing we have found tracing paper to work best or a lightweight parchment paper. You can buy PACON TRACING PAPER directly through us. We have found this to be the most suitable paper and have gotten the best results from this particular paper.
Do I need to make any adjustments to my photo prior to printing?
This prints just like a regular printer would, so you may need to adjust contrast, light, size, etc. to get an optimal print. You can also go back and forth between black only and color printing options to see which gives you the best results. Please note that when choosing to print black only, the ink will only be utilized in the respective tank.
How long will an ECO STENCIL stencil last?
As long as you prep the skin properly to remove surface oils, you can expect the stencil to last hours. As with all stencils there are key things you can do to increase stencil longevity. We recommend only prepping the skin with Electrum Premium Skin Prep and Stencil Repositioner. This exclusive formula not only removes surface oils, but it will prevent the skin from being overly dried out like experienced when using alcohol or hand sanitizer, and will ensure a stronger transfer. Also avoid using green soap in your wash bottles as this contains alcohol. Alcohol is a stencils worst enemy!
Which stencil products will work for transfer?
Any stencil product will work, and we always tell people to use what they like and are comfortable with, however we recommend using our Electrum Gold Standard Stencil Primer. Remember, a little goes a long way. Do not over saturate the skin with the transfer gel or you will experience stencil bleed.
MAINTENANCE AND CARE
Please note that printers that sit idle for extended periods of time will have more potential issues with clogged ink heads. This is due to the ink drying in and around the nozzles, which results in compromised print quality. It is important to keep the heads of the printer cleaned. We have added an inkjet cleaning kit to our line, which can be purchased HERE
Works great with epson ecotank printer
I purchased the Eco Stencil ink for my epson ET-2720 and was surprised at how good it worked! I also purchased the Gold Standard stencil primer and that worked great too! I highly recommend these products that Electrum is offering!
I'm amazed by this product, for a tattoo artist this is one of the biggest improvements in years. it will save you so much time and money. I really appreciate the little notes I got in the package, as a customer this speaks a lot about the company. Thanks Electrum!
Works great and lasts.
I was a little leery of this as it's cheaper than other similarly priced items. I purchased it to put in a brand new Epson 2720 Inkjet printer. 4ox seems to fill all 4 tanks to just above the 'low' level warming. I dumped this ink into one of the bottles that came with the printer (I had to modify the cap a bit to fill all four tanks). That made it easy and mess free. After I primed the printer, NOTHING printed. Blank page after blank page. I did a POWER cleaning in the Printer Control Panel and that got it going. It really dropped the ink levels in the tank but I was able to get it to print on regular paper. But when I tried using the Electrum Prep and Transfer products to transfer that stencil to both real skin and fake skin, it was VERY light, to the point of unusable. I then printed on vellum paper and used the same products on fake skin and it worked great. Then I used it on some pig skin I picked up. Again, great transfer. Lasted through a full tattoo so well that I'm having a hard time getting the stencil off the pig skin, even with the skin prep and pure alcohol. I'm sure it'll wear out with was but the stencil definitely works. I'll be curious how the inks last. I'm really only using black I would think since I'm printing greyscale stencils so the ink the Cyan, Yellow and Magenta tanks might got to waste. I try to print a test page once a week just to keep the ink flowing out of ALL the heads. I'll probably have to get another 4oz soon just to keep everything above the 'low' mark on the tanks. Can't speak to longevity but I can say it works great. Fill your tanks, do a power cleaning to really load the machine and heads, be sure to print on vellum or tracing paper and tattoo away. I wiped the pig skin one over and over and over and it held up remarkably! Only didn't say 5 stars because of price and don't know long it'll play well with the printer.
I was slightly curious about this stuff but after seeing some top guys using it I decided to try it and I'm glad I did this stuff really work's well, super crisp stencils that last I purchased a 2nd bottle immediately after using it !
I use this ink for my epspn ecotank printer and I love it! It's long lasting and vibrant.
Best stuff around at a great price. Will be ordering more.
Give incredibly clear stencil prints and and amazing price! Cant beat it!