Excalibur® Retroflec Reflective (Direct Print)

Excalibur® Retroflec Reflective (Direct Print)
  • Retroflec 2 - Reflective (Direct Print) Ink (700 Series)

Starting at $198.05

New and Improved Formulation!

Reflective Plastisol for Direct Printing or Heat Transfers

Retroflec 2 Reflective Plastisol Ink is a highly reflective ink for direct printing or heat transferring onto textile fabrics. Light will “bounce” or reflect off of the print back to its source such as headlights, etc. Retroflec 2 Reflective Ink can be used on most textile fabrics, including cottons, polyesters, cotton polyblends and some nylons. Pretesting the suitability of this product for any particular application is highly recommended.

Technical Details:

For direct printing:

Stencil: All types
Mesh: Retroflec 2 ink will print thru 80 to 110/inch (32T to 44T/cm).
Reducer: 501 Curable Reducer or 502 Viscosity Reducer. 501 Curable Reducer can be used in virtually any quantity, keep in mind it will effect opacity when added in excessive amounts. 502 Viscosity Reducer should be used in limited quantities of 2-4% by weight. The addition of excessive amounts of 502 Viscosity Reducer will increase the curing times. Reducers will increase ink flow and help reduce build up. **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: Retroflec 2 ink will cure at a temperatures between 325-335F (163-169C). Because of the bright reflective nature of the ink, extra time may be required. The entire thickness of ink must reach said temperature to achieve a full cure. Tests for product compatibility should always be conducted prior to production runs.
Clean up: TR Blend or 2000 Green

For Cold Peel Transfers:

Paper: Transfert 75.
Stencil: All types
Mesh: Retroflec ink should be printed thru 80 to 110/inch (32T to 44T/cm).
Reducer: If necessary 501 Curable Reducer may be added in small amounts. **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.
Method: Print plastisol onto release paper. Adhesive powder should be applied prior to gelling transfer. Printable adhesive can be applied to gelled image and then gelled thru the dryer. The ink must be semi-cured or gelled through a dryer. It is important not to fully cure the ink. The easiest way to check is to peel away the ink film after drying. If it is not wet but breaks apart easily, the ink is probably over-cured. If ink is over-cured, poor transfer to fabric and poor washability will result.
Clean up: TR-Blend or 2000 Green
Transfer Application: Transfer your image at 350F (177C) for 10-15 seconds with medium pressure.

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