Matsui Soft Stretch Clear Water Base Ink – Achieve the Softest Prints


Introducing Matsui Soft Stretch Clear Water-Based Ink – Redefining Comfort and Versatility in Screen Printing!

Matsui Soft Stretch Clear is a cutting-edge water-based ink designed to revolutionize your screen printing experience. Engineered specifically for high stretch fabrics, this remarkable ink offers unparalleled softness and flexibility, providing your garments with an unmatched level of comfort.

Matsui Soft Stretch Clear Water-Based Ink can be easily mixed with Matsui Neo Pigments to achieve precise Pantone color matching. This exceptional feature provides you with a wide range of custom color possibilities, allowing you to meet your clients’ specific color requirements accurately.

Whether you’re aiming for vibrant hues or subtle tones, blending Soft Stretch Clear with Neo Pigments empowers you to achieve the exact Pantone colors needed for your designs. The ink’s clarity and brilliance remain uncompromised, ensuring that the final prints exhibit exceptional color accuracy and unmatched softness.

With the ability to effortlessly mix and match colors, you can elevate your screen printing projects to new levels of creativity and professionalism. Matsui Soft Stretch Clear, when combined with Neo Pigments, becomes your go-to solution for delivering Pantone-matched prints on high stretch fabrics, making your designs truly stand out and exceed your clients’ expectations.

Unlock the potential for endless color possibilities and unmatched softness with the seamless integration of Matsui Soft Stretch Clear and Matsui Neo Pigments. Experience the freedom to create captivating designs with precise Pantone color matching, while maintaining the superior comfort and flexibility that this ink provides. Elevate your print projects with confidence, knowing you have the perfect combination for success in Matsui Soft Stretch Clear and Neo Pigments.



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Introducing Matsui Soft Stretch Clear Water-Based Ink, a game-changer in screen printing with its exceptional features:

  1. Supreme Softness and Stretchability: Elevate comfort to new heights with Soft Stretch Clear. Its water-based formula ensures an incredibly soft hand feel that remains smooth and flexible, even on high stretch fabrics. Perfect for activewear, sportswear, and garments demanding maximum flexibility.
  2. Outstanding Clarity: Achieve impeccable clarity and brilliance with Soft Stretch Clear. This ink goes on crystal clear, allowing the underlying colors to shine through vividly, resulting in stunning designs with a remarkable visual impact.
  3. Easy to Mix and Print: Enjoy a hassle-free printing process with Soft Stretch Clear. Its user-friendly nature ensures effortless mixing and smooth printing, making it an ideal choice for both seasoned printers and newcomers. For precise Pantone matching, utilize Matsui’s innovative color matching software, a cloud-based tool available on the Matsui website. This advanced software empowers you to achieve accurate color formulations and perfect your designs with ease. Unleash your creativity and achieve unparalleled results, backed by cutting-edge technology.
  4. Versatile Application: Soft Stretch Clear is not just a standalone ink; it seamlessly complements other Matsui water-based inks. Use it as an overprint to enhance existing designs or blend it with Neo Pigments to create custom shades and unique effects, unlocking limitless creative possibilities.
  5. Eco-Friendly and PVC-Free: Embrace environmental responsibility with Matsui. Soft Stretch Clear is “PVC Free” and adheres to strict environmental regulations, including OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, CPSIA, and HR4040, ensuring that you can achieve exceptional results while staying committed to sustainability.

Experience the revolution in screen printing with Matsui Soft Stretch Clear Water-Based Ink. Discover supreme softness, unmatched clarity, and effortless versatility, all while contributing to a greener and more responsible approach to your printing endeavors. Elevate your designs and embrace the future of eco-conscious and high-performance screen printing.

Technical Specifications

Technical Specs:


Print through fine screen mesh (recommended 150~180/inch) when cured at 320°F (160°C), Soft Stretch Clear produces soft and “Silicone-like” prints, ensuring unparalleled comfort and flexibility. For printing on dark-colored polyester, follow a specific sequence: first, print Under Base Blocker, flash it, then print Soft Stretch White, flash it again, and finally, apply Soft Stretch Clear with the desired colors.

Special Recommendations:

When working with Soft Stretch Clear, it is essential to use clean vessels and mixing blades to prevent any contamination from other ink sources or non-approved additives. Ensuring the ink’s purity guarantees that Soft Stretch Clear remains compliant with restricted PVC standards.

For enhanced printing capabilities and longevity of your prints, consider the following special recommendations:

  1. Dry Cleaning and Ironing: Prints made with Soft Stretch Clear can be safely dry cleaned or ironed, preserving the quality and appearance of your designs.
  2. Retarder MG: Incorporate 1-5% of Retarder MG to extend the open time in the screen, allowing for smoother and more controlled printing.
  3. Fixer WF-N: Boost the wash fastness of your prints by adding 1-5% of Fixer WF-N to the ink, ensuring that your designs withstand repeated washings without compromising on vibrancy.
  4. Softener MG: Achieve better penetration into the garment by adding 1-4% of Softener MG to the ink, resulting in long-lasting and vivid prints with an exceptional soft hand feel.
  5. Thickener B: To adjust the ink’s consistency according to your printing needs, consider adding 0.25-1% of Thickener B to thicken the ink.
  6. RV Additive: Fine-tune the viscosity of Soft Stretch Clear with 1-3% of RV Additive, enhancing control and printability during the printing process.

Additionally, you have the option to add 6%-9% Quick Additive, which contains Fixer WF-N, Retarder MG, and Softener MG, to further enhance performance and achieve desired printing effects.

Technical Data Sheet:

  • Wet Ink Tack: Low
  • After Flash Tack: Low
  • Printability: Excellent
  • Surface Appearance: Milky
  • Opacity/Viscosity: Low/Medium
  • 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
  • Emulsion: Direct or indirect
  • Mesh Count: 150-180/inch (59-70/cm)
  • Thinner: RV Additive
  • Thickener: Thickener B
  • Storage: Store at 65°F to 95°F (18°C to 35°C) and avoid direct sunlight.
  • Cleanup: Clean with water and mild soap or detergent
  • Color Range: Matte
  • Substrate Type: Suitable for Cotton and Polyester fabrics
  • Substrate Color(s): Compatible with Light and Medium Fabrics

Soft Stretch Clear offers exceptional versatility and ease of use in achieving premium-quality, silicone-like prints on a variety of fabrics. Its excellent printability, low tack, and compliance with environmental standards make it a top choice for creating soft, stretchable, and eco-friendly designs.

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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