Printers Choice Drake Red Plastisol Ink – Low Cure Formula for Optimal Screen Printing
Explore the Printers Choice LB Series Plastisol, a standout in screen printing inks. Made without phthalates, this ink combines vivid colors with a smooth consistency and reliable opacity. Our low-cure formula ensures curing at just 280 degrees, making your printing process more efficient and reducing dye migration risks. With Printers Choice’s improved opacity, you’ll achieve the perfect color faster, even on fine mesh screens, saving both ink and money. Opt for Printers Choice for a dependable and efficient printing solution.
** 5 Gallon buckets will drop ship from the manufacture. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing and shipping. ** Courier shipping is not available on 5 gallon buckets due to extra shipping and processing.
$38.99 – $399.99
Printers Choice Drake Red Plastisol Ink Key Features:
- Bold & Vibrant Colors: Our ink promises not just color, but depth and vibrancy, ensuring each print stands out.
- Opaque Consistency: With the Printers Choice increased opacity, you reach desired color levels faster, even when using fine mesh screens. This not only ensures top-notch prints but also saves ink, thereby saving money.
- Creamy Texture: Our specially formulated inks have a creamy consistency, making them perfect for seamless prints every time.
- Low Cure Formula: Experience efficiency like never before with our new low cure formulas. They allow inks to fully cure at temperatures as low as 280 degrees, optimizing the printing process by reducing the risk of dye migration and boosting productivity.
- Soft Hand Prints: Despite its vibrancy and opacity, the ink lends a soft feel to the prints, ensuring they feel as good as they look.
- Matte Finish: Add a touch of sophistication to your prints with our matte finish, perfect for a modern and refined look.
- Wet-on-Wet Printing: Our ink supports wet-on-wet printing, eliminating the need for flashing and ensuring a smooth, efficient printing process for professionals. Furthermore, adding a curable reducer will further enhance the printing process, allowing for optimal results.
- Short Flash Times: Spend less time waiting and more time printing with our reduced flash times and lower cure temperatures.
- Non-Phthalate Composition: Keeping in mind the safety and environmental concerns, our LB Series Plastisol Ink is non-phthalate, ensuring a safer printing environment.
Choose Printers Choice LB Series Plastisol Ink, where premium quality meets unmatched efficiency. Every print, every color, every time.
Note: Pantone descriptions may not be exact, but very close.
Printers Choice Plastisol Ink Application:
1. Substrates: Best suited for 100% Cotton and Cotton/Blends. When printing on 100% polyester, it is highly recommended to use a blocker to prevent dye migration and achieve optimal results. Always ensure the material is clean and free from any contaminants before printing.
2. Mesh Selection: Choose meshes between 86 – 305 Monofilaments based on the desired ink deposit and design detail.
3. Gel Temperature (Gel Temp.): Your ink should achieve a gel temperature between 155° – 165°F, ensuring that the ink has gelled properly before proceeding to the fusion stage.
4. Fusion: Cure the ink at a starting temperature of 280°F for a minimum of 1 minute 30 seconds. To expedite the curing process, you can elevate the temperature. However, bear in mind that temperatures exceeding 300°F elevate the risk of dye migration, which can compromise the print’s quality.
5. Application Technique: Employ the direct printing method. This ink’s high opacity facilitates efficient wet on wet printing. Ensure each layer gels correctly before overprinting.
6. Ink Modification: If you require adjustments to the ink, various additives are available for use. These include curable reducer, process clear, stretch additive, fashion base, finesse base, and more. To gain a deeper understanding of each additive, you can visit this link: Plastisol Inks Additives.
- Safely store your Plastisol Ink between 65-90°F (18-32°C).
- Keep away from direct sunlight to maintain the ink’s consistency and active properties.
- For peak performance, utilize the ink within one year from its manufacturing date.
Features of Plastisol Ink:
- Non-phthalate: An environmentally-friendly formulation.
- High opacity: Produce vibrant prints with minimal ink layers.
- Low cure: Allows for curing at lower temperatures.
- High-speed: Engineered for rapid printing sessions with superb wet on wet performance.
- Reliability: The ink remains consistent, preventing drying within the screen or bucket, which guarantees prolonged and smooth printing sessions.
Note: Always begin with a pre-test before embarking on a full production run. This ensures you achieve your anticipated results and minimizes wastage. After printing, consistently test the material to confirm the ink has thoroughly fused, assuring the print’s durability and quality.
River City Supply and its affiliates bear no responsibility for the misuse of the product. It is the printer’s sole responsibility to test and ascertain that the ink delivers the expected results prior to conducting a comprehensive print run. When printing on 100% polyester, it’s always advisable to utilize a blocker to mitigate dye migration.