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High Opacity (HO) Series Ink 

Applications:

  • Direct printing
  • Medium to dark colored garments
  • 100% Cotton garments
  • Cotton/Polyester, Acrylic & Polyester garments (with LB underlay)

Features:

  • Low build-up
  • Easily releases from the screen
  • Very soft hand
  • High opacity for great coverage

Non-Phthalate Plastisol Inks (Midori Series)

  • High Opacity (HO) inks are formulated to be directly printed onto medium to dark colored, 100% cotton garments. These inks provide great coverage and have a creamy body unlike most High Opacity inks, therefore making the ease of printing more simple.
  • Bleed Resistance: High
  • Opacity: High
  • Storage: Ideally 65 to 80 F. Keep out of direct sunlight.
  • Mesh: 86-240 (34 to 110 threads per cm)
  • Stencil: Any direct emulsion or capillary film.
  • Wet on Wet Printing: Can be printed wet-on-wet to increase production.
  • Modifications: To reduce viscosity use Curable Reducer (I10-9906), improve stretch use G&S Base (I10-1020), puff use Puff Additive (I10-9903), extend color use Soft-hand Base (I10-0111) & for suede puff or dulling use Suede Additive (I10-9907).
  • Squeegee Hardness & Angle: Medium to hard at a 45 degree angle.
  • Flashing: 700ºF for 9 seconds, just enough for the surface to be tack free.
  • Squeegee Blade: Sharp.
  • Fusion/Curing: 270 F / 132 C to 325 F/160 C for 1 to 1 ½ minutes. Oven temperature can be increased and dwell time decreased. For heat presses use 390 F/195 C for 8 seconds.
  • Wash-up: Any plastisol cleaner.
  • Special Notes: PVC inks are thermoplastic compounds that require heat to fuse or cure. If ink rubs off on a white cloth or cracks, temperature and/or dwell time should be increased. Do not dry clean and always test on fabric to be printed.
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