All Purpose (AP) inks are formulated to be directly printed onto white or light colored, 100% cotton garments. AP inks can also be used on dark colored garments if an underlay is used; this is the suggested method for dark colored shirts to achieve a soft hand.
Bleed Resistance: None
Opacity: Low to Medium
Storage: Ideally 65 to 80 F. Keep out of direct sunlight.
Mesh: 110-305 (43 to 120 threads per cm)
Stencil: Any direct emulsion or capillary film.
Wet on Wet Printing: Can be printed wet-on-wet to increase production.
Modifications: To reduce viscosity use Curable Reducer (I10-9906), improve stretch use G&S Base
Modifications: To reduce viscosity use Curable Reducer (I10-9906), improve stretch use G&S Base (I10-1020), puff use Puff Additive (I10-9903), extend color use Soft-hand Base (I10-0111) & for suede puff or dulling use Suede Additive (I10-9907).
Squeegee Hardness & Angle: Medium to hard at a 45 degree angle.
Flashing: 700ºF for 3-5 seconds, just enough for the surface to be tack free.Squeegee Blade: Sharp.
Fusion/Curing: 325 F/163 C for 1 to 1 ½ minutes. Oven temperature can be increased and dwell time decreased. For heat presses use 390 F/195 C for 8 seconds.
Wash-up: Any plastisol cleaner.
Special Notes: PVC inks are thermoplastic compounds that require heat to fuse or cure. If ink rubs off ona white cloth or cracks, temperature and/or dwell time should be increased. Do not dry clean and alwaystest on fabric to be printed.
Due to the differences in computer monitors and computer video cards, the colors displayed below should be used as a guide only.