High Opacity (HO) inks are formulated to be directly printed onto medium to dark colored, 100% cotton garments. These inks provide great coverage and have a creamy body unlike most High Opacity inks, therefore making the ease of printing more simple.
Bleed Resistance: High
Storage: Ideally 65 to 80 F. Keep out of direct sunlight.
Mesh: 86-240 (34 to 110 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 (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 9 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 on a white cloth or cracks, temperature and/or dwell time should be increased. Do not dry clean and always test 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.