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Additives, Adhesives, Bases

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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.
501PF Curable Reducer
Excalibur's 501 PF Curable Reducer can be added to any Excalibur Phthalate-Free Plastisol ink to not only drop the viscosity but also help improve the flow of the ink and help the ink clean completely from the screen mesh. Even though it can be used in any quantity the following precautions should be taken when mixing 501PF Curable Reducer into Excalibur Plastisols.
103 Fast Flash Additive
Excalibur’s 103PF Fast Flash Additive when mixed in increments of 3-5% into and Excalibur plastisol ink will reduce the time necessary to reach the flash or gel temperature of that particular ink. This additive also eliminates the after-flash tack associated with the gel surface of the ink allowing printers to immediately put the second color on top without allowing the surface to cool. This additive is particularly useful for one station manual presses.
PF-97 Puff Additive
Excalibur’s Puff Additive when added to any color of Excalibur’s 500PF Series of phthalate-free plastisol inks transforms the flat ink into an ink capable of producing dramatic 3D effects. Simply add 20-30%% Puff Additive by weight and mix thoroughly.
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.
1550PF Series – SportPro Athletic Ink
Excalibur’s 1550PF Series offer printers the ultimate in opacity, bleed-resistance and durability for direct printing 100% nylon mesh type fabrics, 100% polyester and any high-stretch performance wear fabrics. SportsPro's unique formulation cures at 290 degrees Fahrenheit offering printers a cure for dye migration on most 100% polyester fabrics. For best results either a double stroke or a print/flash/print technique should be utilized. 1533PF is manufactured with the same base and pigments as the 1550PF Series. Both series offer a combined colour range of over 25 of the most popular collegiate and athletic colours.
LBA – Low-Bleed Additive
Excalibur Low-Bleed Additive greatly improves bleed resistance in Excalibur direct printing inks. Simply add 5% LBA to Excalibur direct printing inks by weight. Excellent results have been reported when this additive is mixed with the 533PF and 550PF Series HIgh Opacity Inks.

Always ensure any additive mixed into Excalibur plastisols is thoroughly mixed and test printed for desired effect prior to running production. Dye migration can occur up to two weeks after printing so it is imperative fabrics are tested for dye stability before 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.
846PF/847PF High Stretch Adhesive
846PF Printable Adhesive is a state of the art printable adhesive that provides excellent results and greatly increases adhesion to fabrics when printed last over the entire transfer design. It is ideal for backing puff transfers, tagless labels or for increasing the durability of athletic transfers. 846PF eliminates the need for dry powders. 846PF will give transferred designs a softer hand and excellent elongation when garment under design is stretched. 847PF Printable Adhesive is a more opaque version for applications where a higher opacity print is necessary.
906PF Hot Split Additive
Excalibur’s 906PF Hot Split Additive when mixed in increments of 25-30% into Excalibur 500PF Series colours will transform that color into an ink that can be hot-split transferred. When the paper is peeled immediately after transferring, the ink film will split putting approximately 80% of the ink film onto the shirt and leaving 20% on the paper, thus, the term hot split. A hot-split transfer is the closest application to simulate a direct print on any garment.
841PF Printable Adhesive
841PF Printable Adhesive provides excellent results and greatly increases adhesion to fabrics when printed last over the entire transfer design. It is ideal for backing puff transfers and eliminates the need for dry powders. 841PF will give transferred designs a softer hand and good elongation when garment under design is stretched.
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.