A Forest Green™ is a specially formulated low bleed, high pigment, non-phthalate plastisol screen printing ink. Its creamy texture makes it easier to print using either automatic or manual screen printing presses.
With A Forest Green™, you’ll get better performance, production speed and excellent penetration into fabrics when printing through fine mesh counts. It is designed to print easily, allowing you to use a finer screen mesh to achieve the same opacity. That means less ink is needed, and prints are thinner, with a softer feel.
A Forest Green™ is ready-to-use, with a medium gloss finish.
It can be used on 100% cotton and 50/50 poly/cotton blends.
A Poly White underbase is recommended for 100% Polyester.
Underbasing with white is recommended on dark fabrics.
It flashes very fast and cures with excellent wash-fastness.
Plastisol screen printing ink for apparel is brighter and more opaque than water-based screen printing inks. It holds up better under pressure and fades less, ensuring that your shirts can be worn for years.
There's a reason that most of the shirts you see in stores are printed with plastisol ink.
Plastisol pops with bright, luscious color.
It’s a durable and reliable choice that makes creating shirts easier.
Professional screenprinters love it because it doesn’t dry in the screen or container.
It doesn’t erode the emulsion on your screen, so you can print a lot more shirts without adding an emulsion hardener.
It’s easy to clean up with merchmakr™ Wipe Out™ press wash.
|Recommended Fabrics||100% Cotton
50/50 Cotton/Polyester Blends. Poly White underbase is recommended on 100% Polyester.
|Ink Application||A Forest Green™ should be used directly from the container without any modifications.|
|Additives||If modification is necessary, use 1% to 5% Low Bleed Curable Reducer by weight.|
|Screen Mesh||60-230 t/in (24-90 t/cm) monofilament.|
|Emulsion||Any direct or indirect emulsion or capillary film in the 35-70 micron range.|
|Squeegee||60-70 Durometer sharp edge.|
|Cure Temperatures||325ºF (163ºC) 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||65º to 90ºF (18º to 32ºC) 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.
A Forest Green™ will flash dry with a very low after-flash tack. Dwell time is dependent on the flash dryer method used. In some cases you may have to lower the temperature of the flash unit because too much heat may actually make the ink more tacky. When you flash dry, you only need to partially fuse or gel the surface of the ink. The ink should be dry to the touch, and leave little or no residue on your finger. Flash drying does not require you to completely cure or fuse the ink. Totally curing an underbase white may cause adhesion problems with the inks printed on top of the white ink. Final curing or fusing should occur after the print is completed.