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Additives, Adhesives, Bases

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
845PF High Bond Printable Adhesive
845PF High Bond Adhesive is a screen printable adhesive when applications such as heat transfers, foil or flock require an adhesive with higher bonding strength than any other Excalibur printable adhesive. This adhesive provides excellent results when used as an adhesive for foil or flock applications.
EXE Thickener
Use Excalibur EXE Thickener when it is necessary to increase the viscosity of plastisol inks. For best results EXE Thickener should be added in increments of 1% by weight until desired viscosity is achieved. EXE Thickener produces excellent results when used with Excalibur 550PF or 500PF Series and HD-1 High Density Additive to increase viscosity for high-density printing applications.

Because EXE Thickener has been tested and results evaluated when mixed with Excalibur plastisol inks. Lancer Group International cannot guarantee the results if this product is used with a competitive brand of plastisol ink.