Four Color Direct Printing with a Very Soft Hand Feel
Now You Can Produce Realistic Prints with Ease!
600 Series Process Inks can be used for four color process direct printing. 600 Series should be printed on light backgrounds only. Excalibur Process Inks have a very soft hand feel.
Stencil: All types
Mesh: 40 to 305/inch (16T to 122T/cm).
Reducer: 501 Curable Reducer or 502 Reducer may be added to the ink. 501 Curable Reducer can be used in virtually any amount and will soften hand, reduce viscosity and extend the ink. Excessive amounts may reduce the opacity. 502 Viscosity Reducer can be used in limited amounts (no more than 3-5%) to achieve the desired consistency. Limited amounts of 502 Reducer will duplicate the look and feel of water based prints. The only minor drawback is that as you increase the amount used, the plastisol loses some stretch and abrasion resistance. Excessive amounts may increase curing times. **Please note that inks should be thoroughly stirred prior to printing, inks are thixotropic and will naturally reduce with stirring.
Squeegee: Use a medium (70) durometer.
Curing: Full cure can be reached when the entire ink film reaches 320F (160C). 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.
Clean up: TR-Blend or 2000 Green
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