711 Classic White™ is a high pigment, fast flashing, low tack, plastisol screen printing ink. It has been an industry standard for over 20 years, with its very creamy, short body that is easy to print on automatic or manual presses. 711 Classic White™ is a high performance, do everything ink without bleaching agents.
Need less than a gallon? Get Merchmakr White Wedding Plastisol Ink!
|Recommended Fabrics||100% cotton, cotton/polyester blends and polyester. Always test print fabric before beginning a production run.|
|Ink Application||711 Classic White™ should be used right from the container without any modifications.|
|Additives||If thinning is required, use 1% to 10% by weight of 1099 Curable Low Bleed Reducer. Adding any reducers or additives can lower the bleed resistance, opacity, or increase cure times of ink. STIR the ink prior to printing on press and after addition of reducers or additives.|
|Screen Mesh||Use 60-230 t/in or 24-90 t/cm monofilament.
Use 110-230 t/in or 43-90 t/cm monofilament for under basing.
|Emulsion||Any direct or indirect emulsion or capillary film in the 35-70 micron range.|
|Squeegee||65-70 Durometer sharp 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.|
Fibrillation can occur when printing on some cotton fabrics, especially when printing through finer mesh counts.
Adding any reducers or additives can lower bleed resistance, reduce opacity, or increase cure times of the ink. Always stir the ink prior to printing and after the addition of reducers or additives.
Test dryer temperatures and wash test printed product before and during a production run.
This product will spot dry, with a very low after flash tack. Dwell time is dependent on the spot dryer used. In some cases, you may have to lower the heat of the spot cure unit because too much heat may actually make the ink tacky. When you spot dry, you are only partially fusing or gelling the surface of the ink. The ink should just be dry to the touch, with no lift off, but not totally fused. Totally fusing the underprint white may cause inter-coat adhesion problems with the inks printed on top of the white ink. Final fusing or curing will occur in the dryer.
711 Classic White™ 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 right away.
711 Classic White™ was formulated to make printing opaque white easy. This technology helps to make hand printing less tiring, because less squeegee pressure is needed, which improves operator performance. It also allows automatic equipment settings to be at lower pressure settings, thus improving screen life and squeegee durability.
711 Classic White™, compared to other opaque whites, prints so easily you will find that a finer screen mesh can be used for the same opacity as a more open mesh. This means less ink will be used, a real money saver in terms of ink usage. It also means a softer hand on flashed fabrics.
To cut down on dye migration, do not over-cure inks. Ink cures when the full body of the ink reaches 325° F. Do not stack finished garments hot.