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Additives, Adhesives, Bases

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HSA – High Stretch Additive
Excalibur’s HSA High-Stretch Additive when added in increments of 5-20% by weight to many Excalibur’s phthalate-free plastisol inks increases the stretch of designs printed on stretchy fabrics. Caution should be taken because amounts over 5% may reduce opacity and cause a shift in the colour. Do not add High-Stretch Additive to Excalibur 700PF Series Inks because the clarity of the metallic base will "cloud" and the reflectivity of the glitter and metallic particles will be greatly reduced.
836PF High-Density Additive
Excalibur 836PF High-Density Additive when added to any color Excalibur’s 500PF or 550PF Series of phthalate-free plastisol inks transforms the flat ink into an ink capable of producing 3D-effects when printed through thick stencils produced with capillary films. Simply add 20% 836PF by weight to desired ink and mix thoroughly.
400PF Series Mixing Base
The 400PF Series Mixing Base is a base that when mixed with Excalibur PF Pigment Concentrates produces an ink the yields "super elongation" or "high stretch when printed on garments or materials made of spandex, lycra or neoprene. Although not the first choice for high-stretch athletic uniforms it still produces excellent results on these fabrics. Inks produced with the 400PF Series Mixing Base will have a lower cure temperature than normal plastisols and is available in a wide range of standard colors. Consult Technical Date Sheet for 400PF Series Plastisol Inks for more information.
Suede Additive
Excalibur’s Suede Additive when added to any color of Excalibur’s 500PF or 550PF Series of phthalate-free plastisol inks transforms the flat ink into an ink capable of feeling and looking like suede leather. Simply add 10-13% Suede Additive by weight and mix thoroughly.
888PF Series Stretchback Transfer Adhesive
Excalibur’s 888PF Series is a single step screen printable transfer adhesive that can be used as a backing for screen printed, four color process heat transfers. Stretchback increases the opacity and allows designs to be printed on dark backgrounds. Transferred designs will now stretch and retract avoiding cracking. The image on the garment will have a very soft hand-feel.
HGA – High Gloss Additive
An addition of 3%-5% by weight of High Gloss Additive (HGA) greatly increases the gloss level of plastisol prints in most Excalibur plastisol inks.HGA works exceptionally well when mixed with any Excalibur high-density clear or Jelly Print Clear.

Caution: High Gloss Additive is not curable by itself and adding increments higher than 3-5% by weight will cause the ink to not cure and affect the durablility of the print. Likewise, adding too much will also affect the opacity and printability of the mixed ink.

Always ensure any additive mixed into Excalibur plastisols is thoroughly mixed and test printed for desired effect prior to running production. Because Excalibur additives have been thoroughly tested in Excalibur plastisols we cannot guarantee the same results if the Excalibur additive is mixed with a competitive brand of plastisol.
LCA – Low Cure Additive
An addition of 5% - 6% by weight of Excalibur Low-Cure Additive (LCA) reduces curing temperatures in many Excalibur direct printing inks by as much as 15° F. Consult the appropriate Technical Data Sheet for the exact curing temperature of the Excalibur plastisol the LCA will be mixed with. After curing inspect the print for a complete cure by stretching, or an even more definitive test would be to cut the print in half, wash one-half of print 3-5 times and compare to the unwashed print. If the print is fully cured both halves of print should look identical.

Always ensure any additive mixed into Excalibur plastisols is thoroughly mixed and test printed for desired effect prior to running production. Because Excalibur additives have been thoroughly tested in Excalibur plastisols we cannot guarantee the same results if the Excalibur additive is mixed with a competitive brand of plastisol.
Superhold Powders
Excalibur hot-melt powders are heat activated adhesives that can be used for virtually any application requiring a heat applied system. When applied to transfers printed with Excalibur plastisol inks this greatly increases the washability of the product and the adhesion to garments made of synthetic fabric. All powders are available in 1.1 lb (500g) shaker can, 6.6 lb (kg) or 22 lb (10kg) containers.