Matsui WB0009 Crack Base Clear Water Base Ink – Achieve Artistic Cracked Ink Finish


Introducing Matsui Binder Crack Base – a semi-opaque base that offers a unique crack weathered effect. This versatile product can be expertly mixed with “Neo Pigments” to achieve precise Pantone color matching. Elevate your screen printing projects with this exceptional combination, adding captivating crackled textures and vibrant Pantone colors to your designs.


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Key Features of Matsui Binder Crack Base:

  1. Easy Mixing and Printing: Matsui Binder Crack Base offers effortless mixing and printing, providing a seamless experience in your screen printing projects.
  2. Tintable with “Neo Pigments”: Unlock a world of vibrant colors by tinting Matsui Binder Crack Base with “Neo Pigments,” enabling you to achieve a wide range of captivating and eye-catching shades.
  3. Accentuate Cracks with White Underlay: For enhanced visual impact, you can print Matsui Binder Crack Base on top of a white underlay, accentuating the crackled effect and adding depth to your designs.
  4. Excellent Printability: With its exceptional printability, this base requires no viscosity modifications, ensuring a smooth and reliable printing process.
  5. Optimal Results with Thicker Ink Deposit: For the best outcome, it is recommended to use a thicker ink deposit, allowing you to fully showcase the unique crack weathered effect.
  6. PVC Free and Environmentally Safe: Prioritizing environmental consciousness, Matsui Binder Crack Base is PVC-free, making it a safe and eco-friendly choice for your screen printing projects.

Experience the magic of Matsui Binder Crack Base as it transforms your designs into captivating masterpieces with its crackle weathered effect and impressive color range achievable through “Neo Pigments.” Explore new creative possibilities and create striking prints that leave a lasting impression on your audience.

Technical Specifications


Print through screen mesh up to 110 mc in (43 mc cm) when cured at 320°F (160°C), create a thick stencil with multiple layers of emulsion or use capillary film to achieve a heavier deposit. Must be flashed to achieve cracking effect prior to putting in the dryer.

Special Recommendations

Binder Base/Crack 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 Binder Base/Crack Base test positive for restricted PVC’s.

  • 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 Thickener B .25-1% to help thicken the ink
  • Use RV Additive 1-3% to reduce viscosity

For added convenience and consistent results, consider using Matsui Quick Additive (6-9%). This all-in-one solution includes all three additives (Retarder, Fixer N, and Softener) in a balanced blend, streamlining the ink mixing process and ensuring optimal printability. The Matsui Quick Additive provides a hassle-free way to achieve the desired characteristics in your prints, making it a preferred choice for efficient and exceptional screen printing results.

Technical Data Sheet:

  • Wet Ink Tack | Low
  • After Flash Tack | Low
  • Printability | Excellent
  • Surface Appearance | Matte
  • Opacity/Viscosity | High/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 | 301 Series
  • Emulsion | Direct or indirect
  • Mesh Count | 60-110 mc in (24-43 mc cm)
  • Thinner | RV Additive
  • Thickener | Thickener B
  • Storage | 65°F to 95°F (18°C to 35°C). Avoid direct sun.
  • Cleanup | Water and mild soap or detergent
  • Color Range | White
  • Substrate Type | Cotton and blends otherwise use Under Base Blocker
  • Substrate Color(s) | Light, Medium and Dark Fabrics

Note: The printer must test the ink before a production run. River City Supply and affiliates are not responsible for dye migration or misuse of this product. It is imperative for the printer to test and ensure the ink is properly cured and opaque enough to prevent dye migration on particular fabrics.

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