Low Cure, Low Bleed Inks

With the continued growth of polyester and blended fabrics, screen printers may face challenges when choosing the right ink for each garment type, including overcoming dye migration and achieving a softer hand-feel. The dyes used in most polyester fabrics can migrate into printed ink surfaces when cured at the standard (320℉/160℃) temperatures, resulting in discolored prints.

These inks are formulated to cure at a lower temperature to minimize the opportunity for dye-migration, while also lowering energy consumption, lowering production space temperatures, and preventing shrinkage of heat-sensitive fabrics. This an ideal ink for use on garments that are prone to bleed. 

The new and improved Union Ink Gen 2 low cure inks are creamy with improved printability, offering a softer hand and a matte finish with an improved fiber mat-down. They also afford finer control when printing onto unpredictable fabrics.


Union Gen 2 low cure, low bleed inks are designed for cotton/poly blends as well as 100% polyester. This series offers multiple under base options including Grey Blocker for faster flashing; Black Blocker for dye sublimated garments; UPLC1071 Low Cure/Low Bleed White specifically designed for use on cotton/poly blends with an excellent bleed resistance and mat down; and our improved UPLC1070 Polyester White reformulated to offer an exceptional stretch. In addition to a full offering of popular athletic team colors, there are six new colors matched to the Union ATHP Athletic Polyester series colors, as well as a low cure viscosity reducer. 

This flexible temperature range/high opacity series allows printers to lower dryer temperatures when the dye instability of the garment demands it, and affords the option to cure at standard temperatures when sharing a belt with garments coming off of other presses. 

Union Ink Sport LC Inks

Low cure plastisol color and barrier inks with bleed blocking properties

Benefits

Wide curing profile between 270°F - 320°F (132℃ - 160℃)

Prevents dye migration

Reduces energy consumption

Reduces production floor temperatures

Resources

Union Ink UPLC Gen 2 Low Cure Series PIB

Union Ink UPLC Gen 2 Low Cure Series product information bulletin

Union Ink UPLC Gen 2 Low Cure Barrier Grey and Black PIB (English)

Union Ink Gen 2 Low Cure UPLC1550 Barrier Grey and UPLC8550 Barrier Black product information bulletins

Union Ink UPLC Gen 2 Low Cure LC Polywhite PIB

Union Ink UPLC1070 Gen 2 Low Cure LC Polywhite 

Union Ink UPLC1071 Gen 2 Low Cure LC Low Bleed White PIB (English)

Union Ink UPLC1071 Gen 2 Low Cure LC Low Bleed White product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Yellow UPLC0107 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Yellow UPLC0107 product information bulletin

Union Sport LC TN Orange UPLC0151 PIB

Union Sport LC TN Orange UPLC0151 product information bulletin

Union Sport LC Orange UPLC0172 PIB

Union Sport LC Orange UPLC0172 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Red UPLC0200 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Red UPLC0200 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Cardinal UPLC0202 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Cardinal UPLC0202 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Pink UPLC0213 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Pink UPLC0213 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Purple UPLC0268 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Purple UPLC0268 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Navy UPLC0289 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Navy UPLC0289 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Teal UPLC0322 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Teal UPLC0322 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Green UPLC0356 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Green UPLC0356 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Gray UPLC0422 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Gray UPLC0422 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Charcoal UPLC0431 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Charcoal UPLC0431 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Anthracite UPLC0447 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Anthracite UPLC0447 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Brown UPLC0476 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Brown UPLC0476 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Maroon UPLC0504 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Maroon UPLC0504 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Light Blue UPLC0659 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Light Blue UPLC0659 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Royal UPLC0661 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Royal UPLC0661 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Volt UPLC0809 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Volt UPLC0809 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Bright Gold UPLC1235 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Bright Gold UPLC1235 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC TX Orange UPLC1605 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC TX Orange UPLC1605 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Dark Green UPLC3435 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Dark Green UPLC3435 product information bulletin

Union Ink Sport LC Vegas Gold UPLC4515 PIB

Union Ink Sport LC Vegas Gold UPLC4515 product information bulletin

Union Ink UPLC1070 G2 Sport LC Poly-Stretch White PIB (English)

Union Ink UPLC1070 G2 Sport LC Poly-Stretch White FO00016805PW, FO00016805Z1, FO00016805Z5 product information bulletin

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