With the continued growth of polyester and blended fabrics, screen printers face many challenges choosing the right inks to print— including overcoming dye migration and getting a softer hand of the print. The dyes used in most polyester fabrics can migrate into the printed area when cured at normal (320°F/160°C) temperatures resulting in quality issues with printed goods being possibly returned or even scrapped. Standard plastisol inks also impart a heavy hand that does not correlate with the fashion-forward softer fabrics.
These inks are formulated to cure at a lower temperature to lower energy consumption, prevent shrinkage of heat-sensitive fabrics, and minimize dye migration, even on fabrics prone to bleed. The inks are creamy in texture, enabling faster printing, and provide a softer hand than standard-curing plastisol inks. Combine these attributes with the low ghosting, better mat down and high opacity printing, and printers have another option to solve common ink/substrate printing issues.
Low cure plastisol color and barrier inks with bleed blocking properties
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