A Ready for Use, Direct Print Puff Plastisol Ink
Excellent Loft and Very Easy Puffing
820 Series Puff Plastisol Inks are designed for direct printing and are ready for use. They have an excellent loft and hand. 820 Series are extremely easy to puff.
Stencil: All types
Mesh: 80 to 160/inch (32T to 64T/cm). Choice of mesh depends on deposit, loft and opacity required.
Reducer: 820 Series is designed to be used directly out of the pot. **Please note that inks should be thoroughly stirred prior to printing, inks are thixotropic and will naturally reduce with stirring. If viscosity reduction is necessary, 502 Viscosity Reducer can be used in limited amounts (no more than 3-5%) to achieve the desired consistency. As you increase the amount of 502 used, the plastisol loses some stretch and abrasion resistance. Excessive amounts may increase curing times.
Printing Method: 820 Series can be used as an underbase for other plastisol colours. After printing, flash quickly, removing the heat before the ink film begins to puff, then overprint with other plastisol colours. For large puff areas, it is sometimes recommended to print large dots or a line pattern space closely together. This will result in a more even looking puff print.
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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