Crystal Stardust Merchmakr Plastisol Ink for Screen Printing

Crystal Stardust™ is a fine, shimmering glitter in a low bleed, low fusion, easy to print translucent base. It provides a bright, non-tarnishing metallic sparkle to printed garments.

Need more than a quart? Get ICC 155 Crystal Shimmer Plastisol Ink!


Works with

Works with Merchmakr Works with Yudu Works with any standard screen printing system


  • Low Fusing
  • Fast Flashing
  • Low Tack
  • High Pigment
  • Non-Phalate
  • Low Ink Build-up
  • Excellent Opacity


  • High Pigment inks add limited bleed resistance, cutting down on dye migration.
  • Contains no phalates, exceeding US regulatory standards.
  • designed to cut down on ink build-up on the backs of screens.
  • Additional opacity for masking the color of dark fabrics.
  • Flashes in just 2-8 seconds

Technical Specifications

Recommended Fabrics 100% cotton, cotton/polyester blends, and some 100% Polyester. Always test print fabric before beginning a production run.
Ink Application Crystal Stardust™ should be used right from the container without any modifications.
Additives Thinning this product may reduce the metallic sparkle. If modification is necessary use Low Bleed Curable Reducer (Add 1% to 10% by Volume).
Screen Mesh 25-61 t/in or 9-24 t/cm Monofilament
Emulsion Any direct or indirect lacquer proof emulsion.
Squeegee 60-70 Durometer sharp or beveled edge.
Cure Temperatures 325°F (163°C) for 1 minute Dependent on dryer speed and temperature settings.
Clean-Up Any environmentally friendly plastisol screen wash. For best results, use merchmakr™ Wipe Out™ Press Wash.
Storage 65° to 90°F (18° to 32°C) Avoid storage in direct sunlight. Keep containers well sealed.

Important Information

  1. Crystal Stardust™ is a low bleed ink, not a non-bleed ink. On some types of fabric, bleeding or dye migration may occur. Always test print the fabric to be printed before beginning production. It is best to do some long term testing on some fabrics to determine if they are going to bleed. Bleeding or dye migration may not occur immediately.
  2. Print Crystal Stardust™ last in a design when printing wet on wet, to avoid excessive pick-up of the glitter flakes.
  3. Too high of a temperature in the dryer, above 350°F (177°C), may reduce the brilliance of the Crystal Stardust™ ink.
  4. Crystal Stardust™ will spot dry, with a very low after flash tack, in 2 to 8 seconds depending on the spot dryer used. This allows the ink to be printed earlier in a design when desired.