Textile Screen Inks


Neptune screen textile colours have been designed to enable printers to produce screen prints on cotton and most 50/50 cotton/polyester blends without the use of catalysts or heat curing. Prints once dried retain the original soft feel of the fabric. Wet on wet prints may be made with Neptune inks.


Nylonflex inks are a range of single pack extremely flexible inks with a wide range of adhesion to textiles made from synthetic or blends of synthetic fibres. Their extreme flexibility gives the resulting prints a much softer feel than is obtainable with inks like Nylonbag. They have been found to be particularly suitable for nylons which have been coated with polyurethane or other water repellents.


Plastisol inks are widely used in garment printing because they are easy to print, do not dry in the screen, can be opaque on dark garments, and adhere to most textiles. They are composed primarily of PVC resin ( a white powder) and plasticiser (a thick, clear liquid). Plastisol inks must be heated to 290-330 degree F.


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.