Excalibur 500 Series Flo Blue Plastisol Ink
Excalibur’s 500PF Series is the printer’s choice for high-production, wet-on-wet direct printing on 100% cotton light colors or on top of a flashed white underbase. 500PF is available in a wide range of colors all formulated to minimize build-up on the backs of screens. One of Excalibur’s most versatile inks 500PF can be used for producing cold-peel transfers as well as being the ink series most widely used with Excalibur’s additives suede or puff additive to transform 500PF Series colors into special effects inks. The 500PF Series is available in quantities from one quart to 50 gallon drums.
$19.99 – $76.50
- Creamy, easy printing consistency produces sharp, opaque prints on both manual and automatic presses whether you are printing directly on top of a white or light colored 100% cotton garment or on top of a flashed white underbase.
- Completely phthalate-free and lead-free formulation complies with all standards of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) banning phthalates and heavy metals in textile-printing inks.
Drying: Excalibur Ink will fully heat cure when the entire ink film reaches 310°F (154°C). Light colors may require longer periods to obtain this temperature.
Heat Transfers:See the Making Cold Peel Heat Transfers section of this website.
Ink Cleanup: Use Enviro Series Spray/Wipes, screen opener, etc..
Screen Mesh: For direct printing, a 40-305/inch (16T-122Tcm) mesh may be used. For heat transfers, a 80-125/inch (32T-50Tcm) screen mesh gives the best result.
Ink Modification: For softer hand, limited amounts of 502 Reducer may be used to achieve the desired consistency. Limited amounts of 502 Reducer will duplicate the look and feel of a water based-print. The only minor drawback is that as you increase the amount used, the plastisol loses some stretch and abrasion resistance. Excess amounts may increase curing time. 501 Curable Reducer can be added in any quantity and will soften hand, reduce viscosity and extend ink. Excess amounts may reduce opacity.
Squeegee: Medium Durometer is recommended.
Stencil: All types of stencils may be used for screen printing 500 Series Plastisol Inks.
Drying: The amount of time it takes for the ink to reach a curing temperature will depend upon the color and thickness of the ink deposit. Curing is a time and temperature relationship. The longer the time or the higher the temperature or combination of these, the faster the cure. Generally plastisol prints should be cured at temperatures of around 320°F (160°C). Temperature strips are an ideal way of determining the exact temperature of the printed ink film. The absolute test is whether the print will stand repeated washings. An initial test to determine cure is, after curing and cooling, the print should feel dry and firm when rubbed with your thumb. It should be able to stretch and relax without excessive cracking.
Heat Transfers: Prints on heat transfer paper must only be semi-cured, as over-curing may cause adhesion problems in the adhesion step of applying the transfer to the garment or cap. The plastisol ink should be dried so that the transfer may be handled and stacked without removing the ink from the heat transfer paper.
Colors: Lemon Yellow, True Yellow, Light Royal, Maroon, Navy Blue, Old Gold, Light Gold, Gold, Purple, Violet, Fuschia, Reflex Blue, Royal Blue, Rhodamine Red, Rubine Red, Scarlet Red, Silver Grey, True Blue, Super Royal, Bright Blue, Light Blue, Warm Fled, Fluorescent Blue, Fluorescent Green, Fluorescent Magenta, Fluorescent Orange, Fluorescent Pink, Fluorescent Red, Fluorescent Violet, Fluorescent Yellow.
CAUTION: Always test finished prints for curing, adhesion and desired look prior to beginning full production runs. Lancer Group International cannot guarantee the results or back claims that this mixed ink will test phthalate-free if any additive other than an additive manufactured by Lancer Group International is used to modify this ink. Test results by a third-party laboratory verifying all components used to produce this ink are phthalate-free and lead-free are available upon request.