Monarch VIVID Blending Colors


The Monarch Vivid LB Blending System is great for shops that print on a lot of dark garments and poly blends, and need a reliable system for mixing Accurate Pantone matches.

If interested in using the Monarch Vivid Mixing System, please register HERE to begin using the Formulator.

Monarch plastisol inks have the highest opacity and creamiest texture on the market today. Their Vivid line of inks is non-phthalate, lead-free, and high opacity for excellent coverage on dark garments without an under base. The low tack formula allows printing through finer mesh counts without the use of a viscosity modifier. Monarch’s Vivid inks perform well on both automatic and manual presses and have good bleed resistance for printing on polyester/cotton blends, as well as 100% cotton.

*Please note, whenever printing on a material with a waterproof coating, CLA-100 should be added to the ink to ensure proper adhesion. We always recommend doing a wash test prior to production.



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  • Accurate Pantone matching.
  • Free, easy-to-use cloud-based software.
  • Standard 320F Curing Temperature
  • Opaque and vibrant colors.
  • Phthalate Free, safe to use on kid’s garments.
  • 24 inter-mixable colors and a neutral base.

What’s Included:

  • MX Cerise – 1 Quart
  • MX Mixing Black – 1 Quart
  • MX G/S Yellow – 1 Quart
  • MX R/S Yellow – 1 Quart
  • MX Orange – 1 Quart
  • MX B/S Red – 1 Quart
  • MX Y/S Red – 1 Quart
  • MX Green – 1 Quart
  • MX G/S Blue – 1 Quart
  • MX R/S Blue – 1 Quart
  • MX Ultra Marine – 1 Quart
  • MX Violet – 1 Quart
  • Stark White LB – 1 Gallon
  • Stark LB Neutral Base – 1 Quart
  • Neon Yellow – 1 Quart
  • Neon Rich Yellow – 1 Quart
  • Neon Orange – 1 Quart
  • Neon Pink – 1 Quart
  • Neon Magenta – 1 Quart
  • Neon Red – 1 Quart
  • Neon Rocket Red – 1 Quart
  • Neon Green – 1 Quart
  • Neon Blue – 1 Quart
  • Neon Purple – 1 Quart

Technical Specifications

VIVID LB colors are non-phthalate, lead-free, High Opacity, bright, high-performance colors with excellent coverage on dark garments. The low tack formula allows printing through finer mesh counts without using a viscosity modifier. VIVID LB Colors perform well on both automatic and manual presses.

Physical Properties: 

Wet Ink Tack: Low
Surface Appearance: Satin Finish
Bleed Resistance: Good
Opacity: High
Gel point: 160 °F
Flash Temp: 240° – 260°F
Fusion Temp: 320° F
Squeegee Blade: 70° – 80° durometer
Mesh Count: 86 – 300 mc in

Performance: Print VIVID LB Colors straight from the container through mesh ranging from 86 to 300 mc without modifications of the viscosity. Use finer mesh counts for the softest hand and good opacity. Stir ink before use.

Storage and Handling: 65°F to 95°F avoid direct sunlight. Never exceed temperatures above 95°F during storage.

Special Recommendations: Stir plastisol ink before printing. Any modifiers and additives should be mixed in clean containers using clean mixer blades and ink knives. Any contamination from other ink sources could make the ink test positive for restricted phthalates. Do not dry clean, iron, or bleach the printed image.

Perform fusion tests before production. Failure to cure ink properly can result in poor wash fastness, inferior adhesion, and unacceptable durability.

Adjust flash cure temperature and dwell time, so the ink is dry to the touch. Avoid excessive flash temperatures to protect the fabric and the migration of dyes. The ink film has been over-flashed if the surface is hot and tacky. Reduce temperature or time to prevent an inter-coat adhesion problem.  Curing is a time and temperature process; a lower oven temperature setting with a slower belt speed while maintaining recommended ink cure temperature is always best to protect fabric, control dye migration, and reduce energy consumption.  VIVID LB Colors can be cured at 320°F. Running at higher temperatures and/or longer dwell times may be required to achieve proper cure on jobs that contain cotton, high ink deposits or heavy-weight garments.

*Note: Poorly dyed polyester or too much heat in the curing process can overcome any low bleed ink’s ability to block the migration. For severe migration use a barrier base underlay.



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