Monarch Vivid LB Light Navy Blue MP5-0169 Plastisol Ink – Soft and Creamy Screen Printing Ink


Introducing Monarch Vivid Low Bleed Light Navy – the ultimate solution for achieving vibrant, high-performance prints on dark-colored garments. Crafted with precision and expertise, these non-phthalate, lead-free inks deliver exceptional coverage and opacity, ensuring your designs truly stand out with brilliance and intensity.

With Monarch Vivid Low Colors, you can effortlessly print on a wide range of fabrics, including 50/50 blends and 100% cotton. The innovative low tack formula allows smooth printing through finer mesh counts without the need for viscosity modifiers, making your printing process seamless and hassle-free.

Experience the ease of use and versatility of Monarch Vivid Low Colors on both automatic and manual presses. Whether you’re printing polyester blends, tri-blends, poly/cotton, or cotton fabrics, these inks perform flawlessly, providing excellent bleed resistance and ensuring your prints maintain their sharpness and clarity.

“The approximate PMS color is PMS 2380 C. Please note that these colors are not pantone-specific, so the match may not be exact.”



Monarch Vivid LB Plastisol Inks Key Features: Light Navy Blue

  • Creamy, Short Body Plastisol: Enjoy the ease of working with smooth, creamy inks that flow effortlessly on screens, giving you consistent and reliable prints.
  • User-Friendly: With no viscosity modifiers necessary, Monarch Vivid Low Colors simplify your printing process, allowing you to focus on creating exceptional designs.
  • Non-Phthalate Formulation: Monarch Vivid Low Colors are formulated to be non-phthalate, making them safe for use on a variety of garments, including those intended for kids.
  • Fast Flash: Achieve efficient curing with fast flash times, reducing downtime and improving productivity in your screen printing operations.
  • High Opacity and Great Coverage: These inks boast remarkable opacity, ensuring vivid and bold prints on dark garments, without the need for an underbase in most cases.
  • Good Bleed Resistance: Say goodbye to unwanted color bleeding, as Monarch Vivid Low Colors provide excellent bleed resistance, guaranteeing clean and precise prints.

Elevate your screen printing projects with Monarch Vivid Low Colors, where performance meets brilliance. Experience the freedom to create striking designs on 50/50 blends and 100% cotton fabrics, all while enjoying the convenience of low tack, non-phthalate inks. With a curing temperature of 320 degrees Fahrenheit, ensure optimal results with prints that exude vibrancy and durability. Monarch Vivid Low Colors – where quality and versatility converge for exceptional printing experiences.

Technical Specifications

Screen Printing Directions with Monarch Vivid Standard Color Plastisol Inks:

  1. Prepare Your Screen and Ink: Ensure your screen is clean and free from any contaminants. Prepare the Monarch Vivid Standard Color Plastisol Ink by giving it a good stir before use. The ink’s low tack formula allows you to print through finer mesh counts without the need for viscosity modifiers, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free printing process.
  2. Select Your Mesh Count: Choose the appropriate mesh count for your desired print. Monarch Vivid Standard Color Plastisol Inks can be printed through mesh ranging from 86 to 300 mc (microns). For softer hand-feel and excellent opacity, use finer mesh counts.
  3. Set Up Your Press: Set up your screen printing press, whether it’s an automatic or manual press. Ensure the screen is securely attached and properly aligned with the garment or substrate.
  4. Flood and Position the Screen: Apply the Monarch Vivid Standard Color Plastisol Ink to the screen and position it correctly over the garment. Ensure the ink fully covers the design area on the screen.
  5. Perform the Print Stroke: Use a smooth and even print stroke to ensure even ink distribution on the fabric. With the right squeegee blade durometer (70° – 80°), you can achieve consistent and sharp prints.
  6. Flash Cure (Optional): If necessary, flash cure the ink after each color layer to avoid smudging or unwanted blending. The flash temperature should be set between 240°F to 260°F to achieve efficient curing without overheating the fabric.
  7. Printing on Polyester or Migrating Garments: If you are printing on 100% polyester or a garment that is prone to dye migration, it is recommended to apply a blocker first. The blocker will prevent the dyes from the fabric from affecting the final print’s brightness and ensure better color vibrancy.
  8. Final Curing: After completing all color layers, cure the prints in a conveyor dryer at a temperature of 320°F. Ensure that the entire garment is exposed to the curing temperature for a sufficient amount of time to achieve proper fusion and durability.
  9. Perform a Stretch Test: To ensure the ink is fully cured and adhered to the fabric, perform a stretch test on a sample print. Gently stretch the fabric to check for any cracking or lifting of the ink. If the ink passes the stretch test, it is fully cured and ready for use.
  10. Clean Up: Clean your screens and equipment thoroughly after printing to maintain their longevity and ensure consistent print quality in future runs.

With Monarch Vivid Standard Color Plastisol Inks, you have the freedom to create vibrant and high-quality prints on various fabrics. Enjoy the ease of use and exceptional performance of these inks, making your screen printing projects a true success. Happy printing!

Storage Instructions:

  • To ensure the longevity and optimal performance of Monarch Vivid LB Inks, it is essential to follow proper storage guidelines:
  • Room Temperature Storage: Store the ink containers in a cool and dry environment at room temperature. Avoid exposing the ink to extreme temperatures, such as freezing or high heat, as this can negatively impact the ink’s consistency and printing properties.
  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Keep the ink away from direct sunlight or strong UV light sources. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause the ink to gel in the container and lead to undesirable changes in consistency.
  • Avoid Warm Temperatures: Monarch Vivid LB Inks are low-cure inks, and exposure to warmer temperatures can cause gelling, making it challenging to print or even ruin the product.
  • Prevent storing the ink in areas prone to excessive heat. Proper Sealing: Always ensure that the ink containers are tightly sealed after each use. This prevents air and contaminants from entering the containers, maintaining the ink’s quality and preventing premature drying or thickening.
  • Regular Inspection: Periodically check the ink containers for any signs of spoilage, contamination, or change in consistency. If any abnormalities are detected, refrain from using the ink and contact the manufacturer or supplier for assistance.

By following these storage instructions, you can prolong the shelf life of Monarch Vivid LB Inks and maintain their smooth texture and printing properties, ensuring exceptional results for your screen printing projects. Remember, proper ink storage is essential for achieving consistent and high-quality prints.

Note: Always follow safety guidelines and wear appropriate protective gear when working with plastisol ink and using conveyor dryers. Proper ventilation in the printing area is essential to minimize exposure to fumes.

Before proceeding with the printing process, it is crucial to perform a test on a sample garment using all inks from the Monarch Vivid LB Blending System. Testing the inks on a sample garment ensures that the color remains consistent during the curing process and in the days following printing.

Please note that River City or any affiliated entities are not responsible for any issues related to dye migration or incorrect use of this product. It is the user’s responsibility to conduct proper testing and adhere to recommended guidelines for the best printing results.

We highly recommend performing a wash test and evaluating the cured print’s color stability before mass production. This precautionary step will help you achieve the desired print quality and minimize the risk of any unforeseen color changes.

By following our guidelines and performing thorough testing, you can ensure a successful printing experience with the Monarch Vivid LB Blending System. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are confident that our premium inks will deliver outstanding results when used correctly. Happy printing!

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