Nylonbag inks are designed for printing directly on to Nylon and other synthetic fabrics such as polyesters, cottons and cotton/polyester blends. These inks offer excellent adhesion, flexibility and covering power. It is recommended that they are cured as a two pack catalysed system to achieve the best results, although they may be used uncatalysed where less demand is put on the performance of the ink.
|Printing||All types of stencils are suitable except Stenplex Amber and solvent fix films. Using a 43T mesh 15 sq m/kg coverage may be expected.Larger mesh sizes will give stronger transferred prints.|
|Mixing||When using these inks as a catalysed system, the following ratio for mixing should be used:
Ink 9 parts by weight
Catalyst 1 part by weight
Once mixed a pot life of approximately 8 hours can be expected depending on temperature. Excess catalyst can result in extended cure time and tacky surface. Certain materials may be treated with water resistant chemicals which may affect the adhesion of the inks and testing prior to a production run is recommended.
|Drying||Air dry in 40-60 minutes, depending on ambient temperature, followed by racking overnight. Inks may be forced dried at 100°C for 2-3 minutes.|
|Flexibility||Nylonbag Flexibility Additive may be added to CATALYSED inks in the following ratio:|
|Transfer Times||Catalysed Nylonbag ink||100 parts by weight10-25 sec|
|lexibility Additive||10 parts by weight|
|Fastness||For maximum fastness, it is recommended that catalysed inks are used. Prints produced from the catalysed system have very good wash fastness to 60°C with the exception of fluorescent colours. Fastness properties are always dependant on the fabric being used and pretesting is recommended. Catalysed inks also have good fastness to dry cleaning. Uncatalysed inks have good wash fastness to 40°C.|
|Colours||See price list|
|Uses||Nylons, polyesters, cottons, cotton/polyester blends|