Matsui First Base Discharge Ink


Matsui First Base Discharge is designed for the Under Baseprint. This ink should be used at first screen of the job. It has good opacity, and also the hand feel is softer than any other white under base.



SKU: MAT First Base Category:



  • Easy to mix and print
  • Create thousands of color shades by adding up to 15% Neo Pigments
  • Prints through very high mesh counts for minimum ink usage
  • Excellent printability with no viscosity modifications
  • Extremely soft hand feel that PVC inks cannot achieve
  • Is “PVC Free”

Technical Specifications


Print through fine screen mesh up to 280mc in (110 mc cm) when cured at 320°F (160°C), First Discharge Base produces the softest prints achievable in textile screen printing today.

Special Recommendations:

First Discharge Base should be mixed in clean vessels using clean mixing blades and utensils. Any contamination from other ink sources or non-approved additives could make First Discharge Base test positive for restricted PVC’s.

  • First Discharge Base can be dry cleaned or ironed
  • Use Retarder MG 1-5% to help with open time in the screen
  • Use Fixer WF-N 1-5% to help with wash fastness
  • Use Softener MG 1-4% to help penetrate in to the garment
  • Use RV Additive 1-3% to reduce viscosity
  • Use Discharge Agent up to 10% to activate

Technical Data Sheet:

  • Wet Ink Tack| Low
  • After Flash Tack | Low
  • Printability | Excellent
  • Surface Appearance| Matte
  • Opacity/Viscosity| Low/Low
  • Bleed Resistance| None
  • Flash Temperature|160°F (71°C)/decreases with deposit thickness
  • Cure Temperature| 320°F (160°C)
  • Squeegee Hardness| Medium
  • Squeegee Blade| Sharp
  • Squeegee Angle| 45 degrees to screen
  • Squeegee Speed| Medium
  • Underlay| N/A
  • Emulsion| Direct or indirect
  • Mesh Count| 110-280mc in (43-110 mc cm)
  • Thinner| RV Additive
  • Thickener| N/A
  • Storage | 65°F to 95°F(18°C to 35°C).  Avoid direct sun.
  • Cleanup | Water and mild soap or detergent
  • Color Range | Milky
  • Substrate Type | Cotton
  • Substrate Color(s) | Light, Medium and Dark Fabrics


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