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3550PF Triumph® Single-Step Nylon Ink

Excalibur’s Triumph Series of single-step ink that represents a new generation of plastisol ink technology for direct and heat transfer printing on woven nylon and high-stretch fabrics. The Triumph® Ink Series is a single-part system meaning no hazardous chemical bonding agents are required on a vast majority of fabrics. Triumph® contains no solvents and will not air dry causing the ink to thicken or choke the screen. The Triumph® Ink Series is available in a colour-mixing system (ColorPro® 3551PF). The system includes 11 ink colours that when mixed together in suggested formulations found in the Colormate Pro® PC-based software will produce Pantone® simulations, Excalibur standard ink colours or custom colours.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Single-part system that does not require a catalyst to bond to the majority of woven nylon fabrics.
  • Suitable for direct and heat transfer printing applications on nylon as well as high stretch fabrics.
  • High-opacity formulation easily covers dark backgrounds.
  • Contains no evaporative solvents that cause ink to dry in screen.
  • Available in the ColorPro 3551 Colour Mixing System to simulate Pantone®, standard Excalibur colours or to mix custom colours.
  • Completely phthalate-free and lead-free formulation complies with all standards of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) banning phthalates and heavy metals in textile-printing inks.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Transfer Applications

Transfer Paper: Best results are achieved by using Transfilm Clear Film, T75, Tullis TexiTrans CP or equivalent papers.

Gel Temperature-:240° F/116° C. Over gelling ink film will cause poor release of ink from paper and poor adhesion to substrate.

Printing Procedures: Print exactly the same as you would plastisols transfers gelling ink film between each colour.  After last colour has been printed sprinkle transfer with C57 Adhesive Powder prior to putting through oven.  Care should be taken to remove any excess adhesive powder.

Transferring to Garments: Transfer using standard heat press at 350°-375° F (177°-191° C) for 10-18 seconds at medium pressure.  Lower temperatures may be used but testing will be required to determine longer times.  Many materials may vary in depending on type and thickness of nylon.

Direct Printing Applications

Mesh: For woven nylon fabrics a 160-255/inch (64T-100T/cm) produces best results.  Heavy ink deposits on nylon will weaken the bonding strength of the finished print.  Use 80-160/inch (32T-64T/cm) for extra film strength when printing Lyrca or Spandex fabrics.

Stencil: Any stencil compatible with plastisol inks may be used.

Modification: Because plastisol inks are thixotropic and can body up during storage always stir ink thoroughly prior to print or adding reducers. If necessary 1% up to a maximum of 3% 3502PF Reducer may be added to increase printability of ink and to help clean from the screen. CAUTION: Adding too much 3502PF Reducer will reduce opacity and cause curing issues with the finished print.

Squeegee: 70 durometer or 90/70/90 triple durometer blades are recommended.

Gel Temperature: Triumph Inks will gel when the entire ink film reaches 240° F/116° C.

Curing: Prints will fully cure when the entire ink film reaches 320°F (160°C).

Clean-up: Use Enviro Series 2000 Green or Enviro Series TR Blend.

CAUTION

Always test finished prints for curing, adhesion, opacity and desired look prior to beginning full production runs. Lancer Group International cannot guarantee the results or back claims that this mixed ink will test phthalate-free if any additive other than an additive manufactured by Lancer Group International is used to modify this ink. Test results by a third-party laboratory verifying all components used to produce this ink are phthalate-free and lead-free are available upon request.