Advantage Opaque Base Plastisol Ink
Advantage Opaque base can be used with any Plastisol Pigmented matching system or as an extender base to make ink go further in production.
Advantage is an Ultra-Premium Plastisol Ink that has been formulated to have a short body and extra creamy to be easy to print, wet on wet with minimal build-up. Plus a fast shearing action to allow you to print Faster. Works well for Manual and Automatic high production screen printing.
We print insane detail, wet on wet in our training classes and at tradeshows all the time. Scroll thru the above pics to see actual sample prints done with ADV inks, pics do not necessarily contain the color ink for this listing but represent the quality of the ink line.
Opacity: Very Good
Viscosity : Medium
Bleed Resistance : Low
Build Up : Low
Although most Advantage inks are Very Opaque, they are intended for printing on to light-colored garments or over a flashed under base white. Optimum opacity is achieved with Super Advantage inks which are formulated for optimal coverage and allow you to print flash print onto dark-colored garments without an under base, of fabrics where bleeding is not a concern.
Advantage inks may be used to print cold peel transfers.
Cotton, cotton blends, polyesters, and some nylon (generally open weave or mesh types) as well as other synthetics.
Curing: Gel or flash-cure: Approximately 230 Degrees F
Full cure: 320 Degrees F
Transfer Temperature: 350 Degrees F.
Fusion tests should be made prior to any production run. Failure to cure properly causes poor wash fastness, inferior adhesion and increased dye migration.
Opacity : Very Good, use Super Advantage inks for maximum opacity.
Tension: 15-20 acceptable, 25-35 recommended
Squeegee type: 60-80 durometer. Dual (70/90) or triple (70/90/70)
Squeegee blade: Sharp
Squeegee angle: 10 to 20 degrees
Squeegee Pressure: Avoid excess pressure
Squeegee speed: Medium to Fast
Wash-Up: ECO2770 Textile Ink degrader or SCP17 Press Wipe.
Mesh: Use 86-160 mesh for optimum opacity.
Use 160-305 mesh for overprinting and fine line printing.
Use 160-305 mesh for printing onto white or light fabrics.
For process colors use 230-305 mesh
Use 86-120 mesh for cold peel transfers.
Stencil: CBX7700 or CBX7500 is recommended but will work with Any Conventional direct emulsion or capillary films.
Print Sample Pics
The sample pic of actual t-shirts printed on a Vastex V2000 manual press, during our 3 day Pro Screen Printing Class, on average 50% of the students have never screen printed before. They used the following items to achieve these gorgeous prints.
- Advantage Plastisol Inks
- CBX7500 Hi-Rez Pink Emulsion
- Hi-Definition Water Proof Inkjet Film
- Aluminum Frames 20x24 s/w 230 yellow Satti mesh
- Ergo Aluminum Handle Squeegees with 70 durometer blade
Inks manufactured for Kolormatrix are certified by one of the largest plastisol ink manufacturers in the world to be Phthalate Compliant and does not knowingly add plasticizers containing the phthalates listed and outlined in California Bill 1108, CPSIA HR-4040 and Oeko-tex Standard 100. The plasticizers identified may include di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP), (DIBP) Di-iso-butyl, and (DMP) Dimethylphthalate, including esters of ortho-phthalic acid and are not direct ingredients in the manufacture of Claira High Opacity Non-Phthalate Inks.
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