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.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Very thick ink that when printed through thick stencils produces a stunning 3D-print with sharp edges and flat surfaces.
- High-opacity formula easily covers dark backgrounds of 100% cotton and even some blends.
- Completely 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.
Gel Temperature: Ink will gel on surface at 240° F (116° C).
Curing: Ink film will fully cure when the entire ink film reaches 320° F (160° C.) and held at this temperature for at least 15 seconds. Because high-density prints are very thick it will be necessary to slow down belt speed of dryer or increase heat to fully cure the thick ink film.
Mesh: A 60-110/inch (24T-43Tcm) may be used depending upon amount of detail in design.
Stencil: Thick films compatible with plastisol inks between 150-400 microns produce excellent results. Also printers have achieved good results coating/drying/coating multiple times with high-solids direct emulsions.
Modification: Add EXC Thickener in increments of 1-2% by weight until desired thickness is reached if necessary.
Squeegee: 70 durometer or 90/70/90 triple durometer blades are recommended.
Printing Technique: A print/flash/print technique with an off-contact adjustment between layers may be necessary to produce desired results.
Clean-up: Use Enviro Series 2000 Green or Enviro Series TR Blend.
Colours—Mixing Base, White, Black, Lemon Yellow, Light Gold, Bright Red, Light Blue, Bright Blue, BrightDallasGreen, Violet,Orangeand Gold.
Always test finished prints for curing, adhesion, bleed-resistance, ink film thickness and desired look prior to beginning full production runs. Lancer Group International cannot guarantee the results or back claims that this mixed ink will test phthalate-free if any additive other than an additive manufactured by Lancer Group International is used to modify this ink. Test results by a third-party laboratory verifying all components used to produce this ink are phthalate-free and lead-free are available upon request.