International Coatings 777 Lime Green is a low bleed, high pigment, low fusing, fast flashing, low tack, non-phthalate plastisol screen printing ink. It has a creamy viscosity and medium body, making the ink suitable for auto or manual presses.The ink contains no bleaching agents. No bleaching agents equals no or minimal ghosting.
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|Recommended Fabrics||100% cotton, some cotton/polyester blends and polyester. Always test print fabric before beginning a production run.|
|Ink Application||777 Lime Green can be printed right out of the containers without any modifications. If thinning is desired for special applications, use ICC 1110LF Curable Reducer for best results. For softer feeling prints, add 10% to 20% by volume, to the ink. Reducing the ink withICC 1110LF Curable Reducer and using finer screen meshes can also greatly improve the softness of the finish print.|
|Additives||If thinning is required, use 1% to 10% by weight of ICC 1110LF Curable 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||Standard colors: 110 to 305 t/in or 43-120 t/cm Monofilament
High Pigment colors: 61 to 110 t/in or 24-43 t/cm Monofilament
|Emulsion||Any direct or indirect lacquer proof emulsion.
Use 20 to 30 micron capillary film for light colored fabrics and 35 to 70 micron film for dark fabrics.
|Squeegee||70 durometer sharp edge squeegee.|
|Cure Temperatures||325°F (163°C) entire ink film. Test dryer temperatures before a production run. Wash test printed product before beginning 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.|
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.