PolyOne Wilflex 10988PFXLS EPIC Liquid Silver Ink is a non-phthalate, opaque vibrant metallic shine ink that can be used with both flat and high density graphics. Epic Liquid Silver can be used straight out of the container or mixed with other Wilflex Epic inks.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING & USAGE:
For the most vibrant metallic color, use Epic PCs. Mixing a finished ink into the silver will create a more matte and dull finish. Best results achieved using recommended mesh counts. fSingle print or print-flash-print can be used to apply ink to fabric. Print a clear ink over Liquid Silver to help protect surface from abrasion. For best results, evaluate the entire handling of garments that contain metallic inks including; printing, curing, stacking hot shirts and packaging of hot shirts, and handling where abrasion to the surface may occur.
Super-shine metallic ink.
Can be used straight out of the container.
Excellent stretch properties.
Epic Liquid Silver can be printed on all colored fabrics with dark colored fabrics giving best results.
Printing Tips for PolyOne Wilflex 10988PFXLS EPIC Liquid Silver Ink:
Perform fusion tests before production. Failure to cure ink properly may result in poor wash fastness, inferior adhesion and unacceptable durability. Ink gel and cure temperatures should be measured using a Thermoprobe placed directly in the wet ink film and verified on the production run substrate(s) and production equipment. It is the responsibility of the printer to determine that the correct ink has been selected for a specific substrate and the application processes meet your customer’s standards or specifications. Metallic inks reflect infrared heat and a forced air dryer is recommended to achieve proper cure of the entire ink deposit. Metallic inks are very susceptible to abrasion of the ink surface. This may result in particles rubbing off, discoloration and/or dulling of the image–even if the ink is fully cured. fAvoid contact between metallic inks and other inks that have a sticky surface (hot or cold). Metallic flakes transfer onto sticky surfaces even if the ink is cured. For best results, follow guidelines for proper cure of entire ink film. Hand wash garments in cold water with a non-phosphate soap, such as Woolite. Avoid using a tumble dryer. Hang or air dry garments to avoid surface abrasion. fLabel garments with suggested wash instructions. fStir plastisols before printing. Do not dry clean, bleach or iron printed area.
Non Contamination of PolyOne Wilflex 10988PFXLS EPIC Liquid Silver Ink:
Do not add or mix non-Epic inks, additives or extenders with Epic inks. All buckets, palette knives, stirring apparatus, squeegees, flood bars and screens must be cleaned properly and free of phthalates and pvc containing inks. Non-phthalate emulsions and pallet adhesives must be used. Failure to follow these precautions may cause phthalate contamination in violation of consumer protection laws and regulations.
Technical Specifications of PolyOne Wilflex 10545PFXUBG EPIC Performance UB Gray Ink:
Fabric Types: 100% cotton, cotton blends
Mesh: Counts- 86-230 t/in (34-91 t/cm) Tension- 25-35 n/cm2
Squeegee: 60-70, 60/90/60 Edge: Square, Sharp Stroke: Medium-Fast *Do not use excess squeegee pressure.
Non-Phthalate Stencil: 2 over 2 Capillary/Thick Film: up to 400 microns Off Contact: 1/16” (.2cm)
Flash & Cure Temperatures: 220°F (105°C) Cure: 320°F (160°C)
Storage: 65-90°F (18-32°C) Avoid direct sunlight. Use within one year of receipt.Clean Up: Ink degradent or press wash.