PolyOne Wilflex 14600PFX EPIC Dark Gray Ink is a non-phthalate, high performance, low-bleed white ink for application on 100% cotton and cotton/polyester blends. Epic Dark Gray Ink’s premium opacity, optical brightness, fiber mat down, low gloss level, make it an excellent ink. A versatile ink with commendable performance across a wide range of mesh screens on manual or automatic equipment.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING & USAGE:
For best results, Print - Flash - Print followed by color. For one-hit opacity through course meshes, use a coating procedure that builds a thick, even stencil to ensure a good column height of ink. Use consistent, high-tensioned screen mesh to optimize performance properties.
Opaque Matte finish
Fast-flashing with minimal tack
Prints through fine meshes
Easily printed on manual or automatic presses
Printing Tips for PolyOne Wilflex 14600PFX EPIC Dark Gray Ink:
Perform fusion tests before production. Failure to cure ink properly may result in poor wash fastness, inferior adhesion and unacceptable durability. Ink flash 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. Pre-test all fabrics for dye migration. Some fabric dyes may cause ghosting effect, properly test. fAvoid over flashing as it can result in poor intercoat adhesion of colors. Wilflex products have been carefully designed to perform within a given viscosity range and any dramatic change in viscosity may result in a change in printing characteristics Stir plastisols before printing. Do not dry clean, bleach or iron printed area.
Non Contamination of PolyOne Wilflex 14600PFX EPIC Dark Gray 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 14600PFX EPIC Dark Gray Ink:
Fabric Types: 100% cotton, cotton/poly blends
Mesh: First down white: 86 - 156 t/in (34 - 61 t/cm) Tension: 25-35 n/cm
Squeegee: Durometer: 60-90, 70/90, 70/90/70 Edge: Sharp Stroke: Hard flood, Fast stroke *Do not use excess squeegee pressure.
Non-Phthalate Stencil: Direct: 2 over 2 Capillary/Thick Film: N/A Off Contact: 1/16” (.2cm)
Flash & Cure Temperatures: Flash: 220°F (105°C) 3 - 5 seconds Cure: 300 °F (150 °C) Peak
Storage: 65-90°F (18-32°C) Avoid direct sunlight. Use within one year of receipt.Clean Up: Ink degradent or press wash.