Stark Bold Red Low Bleed Standard Cure Plastisol Ink by Monarch

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Stark Bold Red LB is a low bleed poly/cotton non-phthalate, lead free, High Opacity, bright, high performance plastisol ink that has excellent coverage on dark garments. No need for viscosity modifiers. The low tack formula allows printing through finer mesh counts without the use of viscosity modifier. Stark Bold Red LB performs well on both automatic and manual presses. Has good bleed resistance for printing on polyester/cotton blends.

With Stark Bold Red LB, 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.

Stark Bold Red LB is ready-to-use, with a satin finish.

It can be used on 100% cotton and 50/50 poly/cotton blends.

A Poly White underbase is recommended for 100% Polyester.

It flashes very fast and cures with excellent wash-fastness.

Durable! Long Lasting!

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.

Get Professional Results!

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.

Technical Specifications

Recommended Fabrics 100/ Cotton
50/50 Cotton/Polyester Blends. Poly White underbase is recommended on 100/ Polyester.
Ink Application Stark Bold Red LB 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.
Gel Temperatures 160 °F (72ºC)
Flash Temperatures 230°F to 260°F (110ºC - 127ºC)
Cure Temperatures 320ºF (160ºC) 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.

Important Information

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.

Stark Bold Red LB 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.

Note: Poorly dyed polyester or too much heat in the curing process can overcome any low bleed inks ability to block the migration. For sever migration use a barrier base underlay.

Monarch Color does not knowingly add plasticizers containing the phthalates listed and outlined in California Bill 1108, CPSC HR-4040 and Oeko-tex Standard 100. The plasticizers identified may include di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP), (DIBP),Di-iso-butyl, and (DMP) Dimethylphhthalate, including esters of ortho-phthalic acid and are not direct ingredients in the manufacture of Monarch plastisol direct to fabric screen printing inks. Monarch does not test the final product for amounts of the above mentioned phthalate plasticizers and esters and advises users to conduct testing for their intended use.