Excalibur SportPro 1596 Dye Migration Defender Plastisol Ink

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Introducing Excalibur 1596PF SportPro Defender: Your Ultimate Defense Against Dye Migration

Excalibur 1596PF SportPro Defender is the ultimate solution to conquer dye migration challenges. Whether it’s preventing dye molecules from interfering with your designs or ensuring vibrant prints on dark-colored 100% polyester garments, SportPro Defender has got you covered.

Engineered to Excellence:

Excalibur SportPro Defender stands as a first-down underbase or last-down backer for cold peel transfers, strategically designed to combat dye migration on even the most challenging fabrics. With a proprietary blend of particles, SportPro Defender acts as a powerful filter, effectively blocking dye molecules that may otherwise migrate through the ink film during curing or heat transfer processes.

The Unparalleled Protection:

1596PF Gray offers reliable dye migration prevention on a wide range of 100% polyester fabrics. Experience unshakable confidence in your print results, even on fabrics that previously seemed invulnerable to prevention techniques.

Embrace Impeccable Prints:

Say goodbye to the frustrations of dye migration, and welcome prints that remain vibrant, bold, and sharp. Excalibur SportPro Defender empowers you to achieve the quality you demand and the excellence your clients deserve.

Elevate Your Craft:

Choose Excalibur 1596PF SportPro Defender for a printing experience that transcends challenges. Trust in the power of innovation and craftsmanship to bring your designs to life on any canvas.

Note: Embrace the superior protection of SportPro Defender by utilizing 1596PF Gray for versatile prevention. Conquer dye migration and elevate your printing game with Excalibur.




Excalibur SportPro 1596 Dye Migration Defender Plastisol Ink Key Features:

  • Phthalate-Free and Compliant: Crafted to comply with stringent requirements for restricted chemicals and heavy metals, ensuring a safe and eco-friendly solution.
  • Precision Curing: Achieve optimal curing at 150 to 160°C or approximately 300 to 325°F, with curing time varying based on your specific oven conditions.

Features and Benefits:

  • Advanced Dye Molecule Filtration: Excalibur 1596 SportPro Defender acts as a barrier against dye molecules, preventing them from reaching the ink surface, even on the most challenging 100% polyester dark fabrics.
  • Superior Opacity: The high-opacity formula effortlessly covers dark backgrounds, allowing your prints to stand out vibrantly.
  • User-Friendly Viscosity: With an easy-printing viscosity, this ink is suitable for both manual and automatic machines, making it a versatile choice for any printing setup.
  • Compliance and Safety: Excalibur 1596 SportPro Defender is completely phthalate-free and lead-free, aligning with the standards of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). It’s also Nike RSL approved, reflecting its commitment to quality and safety.

Elevate your printing game with Excalibur 1596 SportPro Defender and enjoy prints that are not only vivid and striking but also meet the highest standards of safety and compliance. Say goodbye to dye migration challenges and welcome a new era of printing excellence.

Technical Specifications

Technical Information for Excalibur 1596 SportPro Defender

  • Gel Temperature: Ink gels on the surface at 240°F (126°C), ensuring the right consistency for flawless printing.
  • Curing: Complete curing is achieved when the entire ink film reaches 315°F (163°C) and is held at this temperature for at least 30 seconds, delivering durable and long-lasting prints.
  • Heat Transfers: For cold peel transfers, combine Excalibur SportPro Defender with Excalibur 846 Printable Adhesive and C57 Hot Melt Powder. This dynamic trio ensures impeccable adhesion to the substrate.
  • Mesh: Use an 83 – 110/inch (16T – 43Tcm) mesh for direct printing and backing cold-peel transfers, offering exceptional results.
  • Stencil: Pair Excalibur SportPro Defender with any stencil compatible with plastisol inks to optimize your printing experience.
  • Modification: To enhance printability and screen cleaning, add Excalibur 1501 Curable Reducer, but do so with caution to avoid compromising opacity and bleed resistance. Avoid 501PF or 502PF reducers to prevent escalated dye migration.
  • Squeegee: Opt for a 70 durometer or 90/70/90 triple durometer blade for optimal printing results.
  • Printing Technique: A print/flash print technique may be required to achieve your desired outcome.
  • Clean-up: Efficiently clean screens with Spray Wipes & Screen openers to maintain a smooth workflow.

CAUTION: Prior to full production runs, always test finished prints for curing, adhesion, opacity, bleed-resistance, and appearance. Lancer Group International cannot ensure ink is PVC-free or phthalate-free when additives other than those from Lancer Group International are used. Third-party laboratory test results verifying the absence of PVC, phthalates, and lead in all components are available upon request. Please note that this Technical Data Sheet doesn’t guarantee Excalibur Defender’s effectiveness in blocking dye migration on every 100% polyester dark fabric. Conduct thorough customer testing when working with new materials or products.

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