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.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- High-solids formulation provides excellent opacity on dark backgrounds.
- Easy-printing viscosity produces excellent results on both manual and automatic machines.
- Completely PVC-free, phthalate-free and lead-free formulation complies with all standards of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) banning phthalates and heavy metals in textile-printing inks.
Screen Mesh: 60-160/inch (24-64cm).
Modification: Plastex Clear Base may be used to extend colors on light coloured or white garments. No modification of Plastex is recommended on dark garments as this could diminish opacity..
Stencil: Any water-proof direct emulsion such as ImageMate DZ 343 produces a durable stencil.
Squeegee: 60-70 durometer squeegee is recommended for best results.
Curing: To provide maximum washability it is recommended that prints be cured through a conveyorized dryer with forced air for at least 1½ minutes at 350°F (177°C). Plastex can also be air dried followed by hand ironing at a high setting from the underside for 20 to 30 seconds.
Retarder: Aqua Life Retarder may be used in amounts of 5-10% by weight. In extreme cases of dry, low-humidity climates, up to 30% by weight may be used.
Cleanup: Immediately after screen printing, wash the screen with warm water. For difficult spots, use Enviro Series 2000 Green.
Clear Base, White, Black, Bright Blue, Bright Red, Bright Green, Lemon Yellow, Light Blue, Violet, Gold, Light Gold, Orange and Blue.
Always test finished prints for curing, adhesion, opacity, and desired look prior to beginning full production run. Lancer Group International cannot guarantee the results or back claims that this ink will test PVC-free or phthalate-free if any additive other than an additive manufactured by Lancer Group International is used to modify this ink.