Advantage Curable Reducer, add any amount to plastisol ink to reduce the viscosity for easier printing or to allow the ink to penetrate the fibers more completely for a softer feel. Please note that addition of any soft hand product could cause increased fibrillation or fading of the print during the laundry process.
Estimated Percentages varies by ink color, mesh, and substrate color.
Add 2 to 3% to reduce ink viscosity for easier printing
Add 50% for vintage look and soft feel to print
Add 75% for waterbased feel on white substrates
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 recommended but will work with Any Conventional direct emulsion or capillary films.
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.