For direct print or transfer applications on light or dark fabrics. Stencils: Use any direct emulsion compatible with plastisol inks that will give you the necessary stencil thickness and edge sharpness for screen meshes as coarse as those required for printing Holographic Glitter Plastisol. Typically an HV (High Viscosity) emulsion works best for this application. Additives: Holographic Glitter Plastisols are supplied ready to print. Reducer/Detackifier (PLRE-9000) may be added if a thinner consistency is absolutely necessary. Since plastisol inks _ãbody up_ã and glitter particles may settle to the bottom of the container at rest, always stir the ink thoroughly to determine the actual printing viscosity prior to reducing.. If reducing is necessary after stirring, add 2-5% PLRE-9000. Over-reducing may adversely effect the characteristics of the fi nal print. Curing Instructions: These inks will fully cure and withstand repeated washings when the entire ink deposit reaches 320° F (160° C). Because of the thickness of the ink film and the reflective nature of the glitter fl akes, it may be necessary to slow the belt speed, increase the heat or perform a combination of both to achieve a proper cure. Curing of Heat Transfers: Prints on heat transfer paper should only be semi-cured. Over-cure may cause problems later on during transfer (more energy is needed to re-melt a cured ink film than a semi-cured film). Semi-curing or gelling the ink film only to the extent that the sheets can be handled, stacked, cut and shipped is the desired condition. Gelling for 60-90 seconds at 250° F (121° C) is suggested as a starting point, but shorter periods at higher temperatures may be used. Transfer Machine Settings: Transfer to garment using heat transfer press set at 375° F (191° C) for 15-20 seconds with pressure of transfer heat platen set at 40 PSI Allow print to cool prior to removing transfer paper. Be sure to test all suggested settings prior to running any production as gelling, transfer times, pressures and temperatures will vary. Heat Transfer Paper: For maximum sparkle, a high gloss coated transfer paper manufactured for glitter transfers is required. Check with paper manufacturers for the best paper suited for the job. Wash-Up: Clean the screens and squeegees with mineral spirits or any Eco-Friendly screen wash designed for plastisol inks. PRODUCTS: Available Colors HALE-G120 Solar Silver / HALE-G250 Galaxy Gold HALE-G270 Cosmic Copper / HALE-G330 Asteroid Red HALE-G400 Zenith Purple / HALE-G500 Celestial Blue HALE-G530 Nova Blue / HALE-G600 Satelite GreenRecommendation:
Caution: Always test this product for curing, adhesion, crocking, opacity, washability and other specific requirements before using in production.Statement:
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.