Athletic Gloss plastisol inks provide glossy, opaque prints with outstanding durability. Athletic Gloss inks are recommended for printing large numbers, letters and designs with thick ink deposits on cotton, as well as, nylon mesh garments. When printing Lycra/Spandex or knit ribbed materials where great elasticity is required, the addition of Uni-stretch Additive (UNSE-9160) is recommended. When printing waterresistant materials such as nylon jackets or nylon garment bags adhesion is greatly improved by adding Nylobond Additive (see NYBE-9120 Technical Data Sheet for more information).Extremely durable ink film. High opacity.Glossy finish.


Athletic uniforms. Nylon mesh jerseys. Lycra/Spandex and Supplex nylon. Stencils: Use any direct emulsion or capillary film compatible with plastisol inks. Printing Instructions: Athletic Gloss inks should be printed through a coarse mesh screen in order to produce a thick deposit of ink. Placing a soft surface such as a silicone rubber pad on the platen will help print a thicker layer of ink. Two or three strokes may be necessary to drive the ink into the garment and still leave a thick film on top. For maximum deposit use soft or medium durometer squeegees with rounded or beveled edges. Additives: Athletic Gloss plastisol inks are supplied ready to print. If necessary, reduce with (up to 5% by weight) Reducer/Detackifier (PLRE-9000). Curing Instructions: Athletic Gloss inks will cure when the entire ink deposit reaches 300° (149°C). Because of the thicker layer of ink usually printed on athletic uniforms as well as the thicker fabrics of athletic garments, longer dwell times and higher oven temperatures may be required to ensure that the entire ink film is fully cured. PRODUCTS: Standard Colors PATE-1000 White / PATE-3010 Scarlet Red* / PATE-5020 Mono Blue PATE-1500 Grey* / PATE-3015 Cardinal Red* / PATE-5036 Royal Blue* PATE-1508 Light Grey* / PATE-3021P Lo Crock Flag Red / PATE-5040 Navy Blue PATE-1522 Dark Grey / PATE-3030 Maroon* / PATE-5048 Light Navy PATE-2010 Lemon Yellow / PATE-3100 Cardinal Red / PATE-5060 Aqua Marine PATE-3100 Cardinal Red / PATE-3113 Cool Pink / PATE-5108 Peacock Blue PATE-2017 Vegas Gold / PATE-3163 Scarlet / PATE-6001 Tahiti Green PATE-2020 Chrome Yellow / PATE-3169 Cardinal / PATE-6016 Lime Green PATE-2040 Golden Yellow* / PATE-4010 Magenta* / PATE-6020 Chrome Green PATE-2045 Blazer Gold / PATE-4020 Deep Purple* / PATE-6091 Kelly Green PATE-2046 Rebel Gold / PATE-4103 Rose Magenta / PATE-7000 Dark Brown* PATE-2050 Orange* / PATE-4113 Purple / PATE-7031 Sienna Brown PATE-2052 SG Burnt Orange* / PATE-4201 Fashion Rose / PATE-8000 Black* PATE-2056 SG Texas Orange / PATE-5002 SG Aqua* / PATE-3006 Brite Red* PATE-2057 University Orange / PATE-5008 Brite Blue / PATE-5017 University Blue PATE-2102 Khaki / PATE-5012 SG Columbia Blue* Metallics PATE-M120 Silver / PATE-M222 Rich Gold PATE-M128 Washable Silver / PATE-M224 Mirror Gold PATE-M220 Pale Gold Fluorescents PATE-F211 Orbit Yellow / PATE-F311 Missile Red PATE-F212 Golden Yellow / PATE-F312 Aurora Pink PATE-F213 Inferno Orange / PATE-F511 Solar Blue PATE-F214 Flame Orange


Caution: Always test this product for curing, adhesion, crocking, opacity, wash-ability and other specific requirements before using in production. Athletic Gloss Metallic should be washed in cool water with mild detergent to preserve brilliance of finish. Even after taking these precautions, some detergents and ph factors of the wash water can adversely affect the longevity of the print. Many Athletic Gloss colors are available in nonmigrating formulations (see page 2). This indicates colors when printed over other numbers or graphics will not run into each other unless excessive heat (350°F/177°C and above) is applied. During the curing process. This concept should not be confused with bleed resistance.


Union Ink does not knowingly add plasticizers containing the phthalates listed and outlined in California Bill 1108, CPSIA 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) Dimethylphthalate, including esters of ortho-phthalic acid and are not direct ingredients in the manufacture of our Non-Phthalate Inks. Union Ink does not test the final product for amounts of the aforementioned phthalate plasticizers and esters and encourages all users to conduct testing for their intended use.

Disclaimer: Not all Union products are available in every country. Please check with your local representative for availability. The data presented in this leaflet are in accordance with the present state of our knowledge, but do not absolve the user from carefully checking all supplies immediately on receipt. We reserve the right to alter product constants within the scope of technical progress or new developments. The recommendations made in this leaflet should be checked by preliminary trials because of conditions during processing over which we have no control. Recommendations for use do not constitute a warranty, either express or implied, of the fitness or suitability of the products for a particular purpose.

Product Overview:

Brand: Union Ink
Product Code: PATE5012
Industry: Inks
Application: Screen Printing
Category: Stock Colors
Chemistry: Plastisol
Substrate(s): Nylon
Best Used By: 12 months
Certification(s): ISO9001


Coverage: High Opacity
After Flash Tack: Decreases with increased mesh


Profile: Square
Type: Polyurethane
Angle: 10° - 20°


Mesh: 86 to 110


Storage Temperature: 65°F - 95°F (18°C - 35°C)