ChUcK wrote:Interestingly, the squares were leaving some adhesive goober on the disc as I weeded it, and the laundry soap seems to eat right through that and dye the disc underneath anyways. For any multicolor dyers, you may also know the frustrations of intermediate-stage weeding instances when your vinyl takes an adhesive number two on your friend's plastic, blocking further dye unless evasive actions are carried out. This could be very important, and will need some further testing with crap vinyl.
Is there anyway this can be avoided? I've been having the same trouble with mine, I ordered some of that Oracle 651 vinyl which is pretty decent stuff. It always seems to leave adhesive right under the "peeling point" of the vinyl. I'm very leery about using an adhesive remover to clean the excess goo from the weeding process since it could loosen the contact of the vinyl and allow bleeding.
I've been experimenting with cooling down the disc before weeding and unwrapping at different temps to hopefully find a preventative step to eliminate the hassle of using goo gone and a buncha Q-tips before dipping!!! Results to come!
What kind of vinyl are you using ChUcK