Lancer Group International’s STI Silicone Ink System is a state-of-the-art system that produces completely PVC-free and phthalate-free prints for athletic uniforms and performance wear garments. Prints will exhibit extremely high-stretch, high-opacity and a soft, smooth hand-feel. This system is extremely bleed-resistant when curing parameters are followed. A new, stronger and more economical catalyst is now available. See mixing instructions for details about use.
Ideal Fabric— 100% Polyester Performance wear fabrics.
Mesh–83-125/inch (32T-48Tcm) High Density Inks – 83-125/inch (43T-48Tcm)
Squegee–70 durometer or 70/90/70 Triple Durometer.
Stencil–Any PVC-free or phthalate-free emulsion compatible with plastisol inks.
Curing–250-290F (125-147C) for 1.5 to 2 minutes.
Additives–Viscosity Reducer 3-4% by weight maximum
Storage–30C/84F in tightly closed containers
Cleaning–Enviro Series TR Blend or Mineral Spirits
STI7160 and STI7161:2-3% by weight mixed into STI7581 White and RFU colours. 3½-5% by weight mixed into STI7711 Defender Black, STI7838, STI7700, STI7702 STI7835 or any highdensity colour.
CAUTION: Amounts less than the minimum amounts will result in a finished ink that may not cure properly. The amounts of catalyst mixed into the inks should be carefully weighed using a digital gram scale. STI7160 is a liquid that must be shaken vigorously before adding. It is recommended that only the amount of ink that can be printed in a four to six-hour period be mixed at any one time. Higher amounts of catalyst will diminish the pot life of ink faster.
Always test finished prints for curing, 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.