This direct print plastisol ink can be used on the base of children’s socks and on work gloves to produce a non-slip grip. Thick stencil is recommended. Also available in a wide range of popular colors.
Mesh: 60 to 80/inch (24T to 32T/cm). Choice of mesh depends on deposit, loft and opacity required.
Reducer: 825 Series is designed to be used directly out of the pot. **Please note that inks should be thoroughly stirred prior to printing, inks are thixotropic and will naturally reduce with stirring.
Printing Method: Print with light squeegee pressure to “puddle” the ink on the surface of the fabric. Too much pressure will drive the ink into the fabric and will cause a poor foaming effect. Curing: 825 Series takes longer to cure than conventional plastisol inks. For a starting point we recommend 1 ½ minutes to 3 minutes at 350F (177C). When final cure is achieved, the ink should feel foamy and tacky. It should stretch, retract and resist rub-off. Tests for product compatibility and suitability should always be conducted prior to production runs.
Note: The amount of time it takes for the ink to reach a curing temperature will depend on the colour and thickness of the ink deposit. Curing is a time and temperature relationship. The longer the time or the higher the temperature or combination of these, the faster the cure. Temperature strips can be used to help read the temperature of the ink film, temperature guns can help read the surface temperature of the ink film. The absolute test is whether the print will stand repeated washings. An initial test to determine cure for the 825 Series is, after curing allow the garment to cool to room temperature, the print should feel foamy and tacky. It should be able to stretch and retract without excessive cracking.