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Water Based Inks

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Aquatex® Water Based Ink
Aquatex PVC-free, water-based ink provides a soft hand finish with excellent washability and vibrant colours. All Aquatex Inks are formulated for printing on white or light colored garments. They can also be used for painting, air brushing, or printing paper or wood. A catalyst, AquaFix, is available for printers that do not have adequate dryers to cure water-base inks. Aquatex is also available as a ColorPRO Color Matching System.
Aquabond® Water-Based Adhesive
Aquabond® is a new technology water-based hot melt, adhesive that is screen printable and does not require messy or time consuming adhesive powders. Aquabond® is a one-part adhesive and provides excellent results when doing flock transfers and most types of transfers and fabrics.
Duratex® Water Based Nylon Ink
Duratex Water Based Nylon Inks are specially designed for printing on nylon fabrics, leathers and a wide range of synthetic fabrics. Duratex is water based and does not produce or emit any solvent fumes. Printing Duratex Water Based Nylon Inks on nylon is a one-step process and does not require any tricky catalyst mixtures that will limit pot life. Duratex Water Based Nylon Inks will washup with water from screens, mixing tools and squeegees.
AQT 2594 Aqualife Retarder
A specially formulated retarder and lubricant that prevents drying in the screen over long periods of time allowing printers to use finer mesh screens on long print runs. Add a maximum 5% by weight to any Aquatex or Plastex ink.
PCW Water-Base Pigment Concentrates
Excalibur PCW Water-Base Pigments are highly-concentrated pigments to be used in Excalibur bases such as Aquatex, Plastex, Duratex and all Excalibur Dye Discharge bases. PCW Pigments may also be used in competitive brand water-based mixing bases but it is strongly recommended that thorough testing be performed for compatibility of cross-branded products. PCW Pigments are free of all restricted ingredients such as AZO, heavy metals, and formaldehyde and will meet or exceed all international standards for restricted ingredients. Color shades of PCW pigments closely simulate Excalibur PCPro and Evolution2 pigment shades. Consult main Excalibur color card to reference the Excalibur PCPro pigment shades.
Dye Discharge System (DC-2012 & DC-2018)
Excalibur’s formaldehyde-free Dye Discharge System yields excellent results when printers want a soft-hand feel on 100% cotton dark garments. When activated with DC-294 Discharge Agent the printed inks sink down into the fabrics destroying the dyes in the garment. The DC-2012 is a clear that can be pigmented with Excalibur’s Colourtone or PCW Pigments to produce dischargebable colours, can be printed as an underbase for plastisol colours to be printed on top of, or can be used by itself to to discharge garments to the original straw colour of the cotton . The DC-2018 is a highly pigmented white to use as a stand-alone white or as an underbase to overprint plastisol colors. Either ink when used as an underbase will produce softer prints when compared to traditional plastisol underbases. Because different garment manufacturers use different dyes and processes to manufacture their garments testing is required to determine how well this process will work on a particular brand and colour of garment.
Subliscreen® Water Based Sublimation Ink
  • Produce Vivid Detail and Bright Colors
  • Recommended For Light Fabrics
Plastex High-Opacity Water-Based Ink Series
Plastex Inks are high solids water-based textile inks that are pre-mixed and ready to use. They produce brilliant, soft colors on dark 100% cotton garments Plastex water based Inks will stretch and retract easily and have excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates such as spandex, leather, lycra, cotton/poly blends, and porous nylons. Plastex Inks are fully washable and can be dry cleaned.