International Coatings 1199 Stretch Ink Additive can be easily mixed into Multipurpose,700 Series or 1100 Series plastisols to produce increased elongation for printing onto Lycra, Spandex and other types of stretch fabrics.
|Recommended Fabrics||Lycra, Spandex and other stretch fabrics. Always test print fabric before a production run for adhesion and possible dye migration.|
Mixing of the 1199 additive into the ink may be done by volume or by weight. When mixing by volume, the ratio is 2 parts ink to 1 part additive. By weight the ratio is 3 parts ink to 1 part additive. For opaque inks, mixing by weight is highly recommended for best results. Sample formula:
This formula will make 1/2 pint of opaque white stretch ink. To mix 1 pint of stretch ink, multiply the above formula by 2, for a quart, multiply by 4. Always mix the stretch additive thoroughly into the desired ink. Mixed ink has an indefinite shelf life when stored in a cool area.
|Screen Mesh||80 to125 t/in or 36 to 56 t/cm Monofilament|
|Emulsion||Any direct or indirect plastisol resistant emulsion. Use a 20 to 50 micron capillary film for best results.|
|Squeegee||70 durometer sharp edge squeegee.|
|Cure Temperatures||325°F (163°C). Entire ink film must reach the prescribe temperature to insure proper ink durability. Some types of Lycra and Spandex do not absorb heat as quickly as other types of fabric. Increasing time and/or temperature in the dryer may be needed to achieve proper curing. Test dryer temperatures and wash test printed product before and during a production run.|
|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.|