Excalibur’s 951PF and 961PF ColourPro are high-opacity colour mixing systems that simulates Pantone® colours and custom shades for producing hot-split and hot-peel transfers. It consists of 11 standard ready-for-use colours 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 increase the brightness and colour accuracy of specific colours. Most generally, the colours in the mixing formulas that need boosting are any colours that do not contain white. These colours are normally the three colours located in the center of each page in the Pantone® “C” Formula Guide. All Pantone® colour formulas contained in the ColourPro 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.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Formulations provide excellent results on high-speed automatic presses or manual presses.
- Contains five new Booster Colours that add brilliance and intense colour depth in mixed colours.
- Accurately reproduce with repeatability on site any Pantone® or custom colour.
- Because components are balanced and ready for use there are no worries about curing issues.
- ColourPro Software organizes your ink mixing by storing all Pantone® and standard Excalibur colours on any PC-based computer system. Customers may also store their custom created colours on this software.
- Completely phthalate-free and lead-free formulations that comply with all standards of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) banning phthalates and heavy metals in textile-printing inks.
Paper: 951PF–Use any paper manufactured for the production of hot-split transfers. 961PF–Use any coated paper manufactured for the production of hot-peel transfers.
Mixing: For the most accurate colour reproductions use the Excalibur ColourPro Software and carefully weigh out the formula with a digital gram scale that weighs accurately in 0.1 gram increments. Mix thoroughly and test colour accuracy by printing a test print with the same size screen mesh and fabric colour of the print run. Colour accuracy should be evaluated by printing through same mesh size on like substrate after complete curing. Crock testing should be done no sooner than 72 hours after curing. After mixing ink colour if finished mixture is not bright enough, add 5%-40% of 551PF Booster Colour to achieve a brighter, more vivid colour. The software can be downloaded at www.lancergroup.com at bottom of home page.
Gel Temperature: Ink will gel on surface at 240° F (116° C). Over gelling will result in poor adhesion and washability of finished design on garment.
Mesh: 80-125/inch (32-50cm) mesh produces excellent results.
Stencil: Any emulsion or film that produces a stencil compatible with plastisol ink is recommended.
Modification: Do not add Curable Reducer 901PF or 902PF Viscosity Reducer until viscosity is evaluated after thoroughly stirring mixed ink. Although 901PF Curable Reducer is balanced and any amount added will not affect cure characteristics of ink, too much Curable Reducer 501 can affect opacity, colour strength and ink-film strength. Because 902PF is a highly concentrated viscosity reducer no more than 5% by weight should be added to the mixed colour. Adding too much 902PF will effect opacity, colour strength, ink film strength and gel characteristics of ink film.
Squeegee: 70 durometer squeegee blades are recommended.
Clean-up: Enviro Series 2000 Green or Enviro Series TR Blend.
Colours: Yellow G/S, Yellow R/S, Red Y/S, Red B/S, Fluorescent Magenta, Violet, Blue B/S, Blue R/S, Green, Black, White, Booster Yellow, Booster Red Y/S, Booster Red B/S, Booster Blue and Booster Green.
Always test finished prints for colour accuracy, crocking, curing, adhesion 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 those manufactured by Lancer Group International is used to produce 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.