Use Metallic Silver Paste to create metallic silver screen printing ink. Metallic Silver paste will easily disperse in any clear screen printing ink base such as plastisol, vinyl, enamel, etc.
Mixing Instructions: Do not add Metallic Paste directly in to the ink as small lumps may form. Mix the paste into the correct reducer for the ink type that you are using then add the mixture into the inks and stir well. Add 4 oz. to one quart of clear ink base. Add 16 oz. to one gallon of clear ink base.
Stencil: Use the appropriate stencil for the base being used.
Mesh: All mesh counts up to 230/inch (92T/cm)
Squeegee: Use a medium (70) durometer.
Curing: Full cure can be reached when the entire ink film reaches 320F (160C). Because of the bright reflective nature of Metallics, extra time may be required. Tests for product compatibility should always be conducted prior to production runs. Note: The amount of time it takes for the ink to reach a curing temperature will depend on the colour and thickness of the ink deposit. Curing is a time and temperature relationship. The longer the time or the higher the temperature or combination of these, the faster the cure. Temperature strips can be used to help read the temperature of the ink film, temperature guns can help read the surface temperature of the ink film. The absolute test is whether the print will stand repeated washings. An initial test to determine cure is, after curing allow the garment to cool to room temperature, the print should feel dry and firm when rubbed with your thumb. It should be able to stretch and relax without excessive cracking.
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