Evolution NX System Additives include NX6390 Curable Reducer, N6132 Thickener and Evolution PC Pigment Concentrates. Depending upon your customer’s requirements for standards of printed decoration one or more may be needed in order to produce desired results.
NX6102 Matte Additive—When added to Evolution inks NX6102 greatly reduces the gloss associated with a cured decoration resulting in a smooth, matte print that will be less tacky or sticky feeling than a normal print. Add 6-10% by weight and mix thoroughly.
NX6105 Low-Tack Additive—When added in 3-5% increments by weight this product will help reduce the amount of pick-up on bottoms of screens as well as help ink clean from the screen image.
NX6106 Low-Cure Additive—Add in increments of 3-5% by weight to lower the cure temperature of Evolution NX Series inks by 20°F. Even though though this addition lowers the cure temperature the dwell time inside the heat chamber will not change.
NX6132 Thickener—Add in increments of 1-2% by weight until desired viscosity is achieved. A maximum of 10% by weight can be added to Evolution NX Series inks.
NX6390 Viscosity Reducer—A reducer that can be used to lower viscosity, or, as a print softener in all finished NX System inks. Increments of up to 3% by weight can be added to finished inks without affecting the cure or colour strength.
NX6391 Puff Additive—Evolution Puff Additive when added to any color of the NX Series of PVC-free inks transforms the flat ink into an ink capable of producing dramatic 3D effects. Simply add 20-30%% Puff Additive by weight and mix thoroughly. For direct printing an 86–160/inch (32T-64Tcm) may be used and a print/flash/print technique may be necessary to produced desired effect.
NX6392 Suede Additive–When mixed with Evolution Series NX6550 Collegiate Colours or any colour created with the NX6504 or NX6550 Bases and Pigment Concentrates will creates a special-effects ink that after curing has a surface that simulates the feel and look of suede leather. For best results 86–160/inch (32T-64Tcm) mesh is recommended and a print/flash/print may be necessary to achieve the desired height and surface feel.
EVPC PC Pigment Concentrates—A set of highly-concentrated pigments to be used in conjunction with all Evolution Series NX System bases. Pigments are extremely concentrated resulting in finished colours being made with as little as 10% pigment to base ratio. At no time should the pigment to base ratio exceed 15% as this can lead to curing, crocking and durability issues in the finished print.
Always test finished prints for curing, adhesion, intercoat adhesion, opacity, bleed-resistance and desired look and effect prior to beginning full production runs. Lancer Group International cannot guarantee the results or back claims that any Evolution ink will test PVC-free or phthalate-free if any additive other than an Evolution NX 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.