Evolution2 N6581 Optical White is part of the newly reformulated Evolution 2 N System of PVC-free textile inks. Improvements include better wash fastness and excellent inter coat adhesion and crock resistance when used as an underbase for printing colors on top. The high opacity and easy printability of Evolution2 N6581 Optical White easily covers dark backgrounds and mattes down fibers on troublesome fabrics and allows printers to reduce ink costs by providing like results of conventional plastisols through much finer meshes. And, last but not least Evolution2 N6581 bridges the gap between conventional plastisols and water-base inks by providing you the opacity and print characteristics of plastisols with the soft hand feel of a water-based print.
Evolution2 N6581 Optical White does not offer any bleed-resistance and if printed on 50/50 cotton/poly blends or 100% polyester should be underbased with Evolution2 N6710 Defender Grey to prevent dye migration.
Mesh—110 to 355 t/in. (43 to 140 t/cm.) mesh is recommended. Because of the much thinner viscosity of Evolution2 N6581 Optical White a print/flash/print technique may be required or even multiple white skins with flashes after each to reach desired opacity and fiber matte down for underbase, standalone and highlight whites.
Gel—Evolution2 N6581 Optical White will gel when the surface of the ink will reaches 250º Fahrenheit/125º Celsius.
Curing—Evolution2 N6581 Optical White will not air-dry and will cure when the entire ink film reaches 340º Fahrenheit./170º Celsius. Depending upon the type of dryer, temperature setting and the length of the curing chamber it could possibly take 1 ½–2 minutes to completely cure the entire ink film.
Modification—Prior to filling screen with ink Evolution2 N6581 White should be thoroughly stirred to break down any false body that has built up during storage. If necessary small amounts of N6501 Curable Reducer or N6502 Viscosity Reducer may be added till desired viscosity is attained.. Caution
Always test finished prints for curing, adhesion, intercoat adhesion, opacity, bleed-resistance and desired look prior to beginning full production runs. 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. Test results by a third-party laboratory verifying all components used to produce this ink are PVC-free, phthalate-free and lead-free are available upon request.