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Direct Printing Inks

Unleash your creative power with Excalibur Plastisol Inks!



PCPRO Color Matching System
Excalibur’s PCPro is an extremely accurate color mixing system that produces simulated Pantone® colours, standard Excalibur colours and custom colours using pigment concentrates and bases. Simply bring up the colour formula in the ColorPro Software, carefully measure each component in the formula utilizing a digital gram scale, mix thoroughly and start printing, it’s that easy! The most common bases used in the PCPro Color Mixing System are the 550PF and 504PF for wet-on-wet direct printing and the 1551PF to produce colours for athletic printing on 100% nylon and 100% polyester athletic uniforms. Also available are two transfer bases as well as several bases that enable you to simulate colors in special effects designs.
400PF Series
Excalibur’s 400FF Series is comprised of 12 standard colours that offer printers a high-opacity, high-elongation ink formulated to cure at a much lower temperature than traditional plastisols for direct printing on heat-sensitive fabrics that are prone to scorching and shrinking. The 451FF Series is a ready-for-use Color Mixing System consisting of 11 colors (including black and white) to mix and simulate any Pantone®, standard Excalibur colour or to create special custom colours. Formulas can be found on the ColorPro Mixing Software which is included free with the purchase of any Excalibur Color Mixing System. Both 400PF and 451PF can be used in the production of cold-peel transfers.
595PF – High Opacity White
595PF High Opacity White is a low-cost, high-performance white ink that can be used as an underbase, stand-alone or highlight white on 100% cotton fabrics. 595PF High Opacity White produces excellent results on both manual and automatic machines.
Solar Change Plastisol Ink
Excalibur's Solar Change Series are four colours that are colourless under normal, indoor light but quickly change into bright, vibrant colours when subjected to any ultra-violet light source like sunlight, or even black light. The new and improved formulations change colour faster and retain the vibrant colour longer than previous versions.
565PF – Fast Flash White
Fast Flash White speeds production by gelling in less than half the time of other Excalibur white plastisols, sometimes as little as 2 seconds depending upon temperature and distance to print flash unit is set. Fast Flash White’s high-opacity and low-bleed formulation easily covers dark backgrounds on 100% cotton and cotton/poly blends and provides a smooth surface to lay down overprint colours.
588PF Tactical White
Tactical White is completely phthalate-free and specially designed for cotton/poly blended fabrics to prevent dye migration. Tactical White’s short body and creamy texture easily prints on both manual and automatic presses through meshes up to 230/in (92T) making it a perfect choice when an economical underbase and highlight white is necessary in a simulated process print. It provides excellent results when used as an underbase, stand-alone or highlight white. In all other textile applications
750PF Series – Stone Print
Stone Print inks are unique special effects inks that produce prints with sharp edges and rough surfaces that simulates the feel of rock or stone. Thicker stencils made from capillary films are recommended as a thicker ink deposit produces the most dramatic special effects. Series Stone Print is extremely opaque and has excellent washability. Four new colours including Sandstone, Red Rock, Slate and Fools Gold are now available. Stone Print is available in a base that when used with Excalibur plastisol pigments allows printers to produce custom colours.
550PF Series – High-Opacity Inks
Excalibur’s 550PF and 533PF Series offer printers the ulitmate in opacity and printability for direct printing 100% cotton dark fabrics. For best results if printing a color by itself either a double stroke or a print/flash/print technique should be utilized. 533PF is manufactured with the same base and pigments as the 550PF Series. Available in a complete colour range of 28 standard and 8 neon colours.
579PF High Opacity Bright White
579PF High-Opacity Bright White is formulated for use on automatic presses where a higher viscosity white is necessary for better coverage and more opaque, bright white prints. 579PF can be used as an underbase, stand-alone or highlight white on 100% cotton garments. While it does contain marginal bleed-resistance 579PF is not meant to be printed on 50/50 poly/cotton blended garments without first testing for dye migration.
700PF Metallic Colours
Excalibur’s 700PF Metallic Colours is a series of eight colours formulated from a crystal-clear base to give prints a stunning, shimmering and sparkling effect. The small size of the metallic flakes easily pass through 110/43T meshes. Because the metallic flakes are made of polyester the will not tarnish over time guaranteeing your prints maintain that sparkling appearance. 700PF Metallic Clear Base is also available for those printers wanting to add their own colored flakes.
835PF Series – High Density Inks
Excalibur's 835PF High-Density Series is a range of very thick plastisol inks formulated to produce thick, 3-D ink films with sharp edges when printed through very thick stencils. 835PF is very opaque, has exceptional film strength that resists cracking and has a soft finish.
596PF – Miracle Gold
Miracle White and Miracle Gold are Excalbur’s answer when ultimate bleed resistance is necessary printing troublesome 100% polyester dark fabrics that are known to cause dye migration. Its creamy viscosity prints easily on both manual and automatic machines leaving an ultra-smooth surface. Miracle White and Miracle Gold contain no bleaches.
Glow-In-The-Dark Powder PF
Glow-in-the-Dark Powder when mixed into Excalibur clear bases produces a dramatic special effect where the print made with this ink will glow yellow-green in darkness or low-light situations. Light will penetrate through the clear base activating the pigment creating a bright, and long lasting glow effects when the printed garment is worn in a dark environment. Simply add 10-23% by weight and stir thoroughly. Also if mixed ink has been stored always stir ink prior to printing as pigment can settle to bottom of container. While this effect can be created in any Excalibur base, it produces the best results when using larger amounts of powder combined with a clear base and coarse meshes.
551PF ColorPRO Pantone Matching System (with NEW Booster Colours)
Excalibur’s 551 PF ColorPro is a high-opacity color mixing system that produces simulated Pantone® colours, and custom shades. It consists of 11 standard ready-for-use colors and five additional components called Boosters. Booster Colours are very intense shades of Yellow, Red, Blue and Green. When added in increments between 5%-40% they will increase the brightness and color accuracy of specific colours. Most generally the colors in the 551PF mixing formulas that need boosting are any colours that do not contain white. They generally can be found in the three colours located in the center of each page in the Pantone® “C” Formula Guide. All Pantone® colour formulas contained in the ColorPro Software that will benefit in accuracy with the addition of Booster Colours are presently being updated and added to the software as they are formulated.
700PF Glitter Series Colours
Excalibur’s 700PF Glitter Series of colours consists of six Holographic Glitter Colours, two standard traditional glitter colours and Crystalina. The six Holographic Glitter Colours contain a dominate colour theme where the particle is intermixed with a yellow, blue and pink particle to create an sparkling, iridescent effect that appears to change shades depending upon the angle at which the print is viewed. The two traditional glitter colours are gold and sliver that create a stunning brilliant sparkle as the particles reflect light. Crystalina is yellow, blue and pink particles intermixed into a sparlking clear base and can be printed by itself or overprinted on top of other colors to create a special look. No matter which of the inks you choose to print, the effects that can be created with the 700PF Glitter Series Colours are virtually unlimited.
825PF Series Foam Grip Base and Colours
Excalibur’s 825PF Foam Grip Series contains a base to pigment for making special colours and a ready-for use black and white ink that produce prints with a “non-slip” surface. When combined with thick stencils and screen printed with a thick ink film the ink produces prints that have a slightly raised “foam” appearance. This ink produces prints that will have a sticky, “non-slip” surface and high stretch making this an excellent ink for printing on the palms of gloves, the bottoms of socks as well as on stretchy fabrics such as lycra or spandex. The base can be mixed with Excalibur Pigment Concentrates to mix Pantone colours, Excalibur standard colours and custom colours.