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


Matsui Soft Stretch White is a high-quality water-based ink designed for textile screen printing. It offers an incredibly soft and pliable hand feel, making it perfect for activewear, sportswear, and other stretchy fabrics. With outstanding clarity and printability, this ink delivers vibrant and opaque white prints on both light and dark fabrics. Its user-friendly formulation ensures easy mixing and smooth printing, making it suitable for beginners and experienced printers alike. Compliant with environmental regulations, Soft Stretch White is “PVC Free” and contributes to a more sustainable printing process. Elevate your garment decoration projects with this versatile and eco-friendly ink.


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Key Features of Matsui Soft Stretch White:

  1. Easy to Mix and Print: Matsui Soft Stretch White offers a hassle-free printing process with its user-friendly nature, allowing for effortless mixing and smooth application on various fabrics.
  2. Color Versatility: By adding up to 15% Neo Pigments, Soft Stretch White can create thousands of color shades, giving you the freedom to achieve custom colors and unique designs.
  3. Excellent Printability: This ink boasts excellent printability without the need for viscosity modifications, ensuring consistent and high-quality prints on a wide range of fabrics.
  4. Exceptionally Soft Hand Feel: Unlike traditional PVC inks, Soft Stretch White provides an incredibly soft and pliable hand feel, enhancing comfort and wearability on garments, especially those made from stretchy materials.
  5. Enhanced Elasticity: Soft Stretch White is engineered for excellent elasticity, making it an ideal choice for Dri-fit performance fabrics and activewear that require maximum flexibility.
  6. Tone on Tone Look: The ink’s remarkable clarity allows it to create tone on tone looks with superb softness, adding depth and dimension to your designs.
  7. Environmentally Safe: Committed to environmental responsibility, Matsui Soft Stretch White is “PVC Free” and complies with environmental standards, ensuring a sustainable and eco-friendly printing process.

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications – Matsui Soft Stretch White:


  • Print through fine screen mesh (150~180/inch recommended) when cured at 320°F (160°C), Soft Stretch White produces soft and “Silicone-like” prints.
  • For print on dark-colored polyester, apply Under Base Blocker first, flash, and then print Soft Stretch White onto it.

Special Recommendations:

  • Soft Stretch White should be mixed in clean vessels using clean mixing blades and utensils. Contamination from other ink sources or non-approved additives may result in positive tests for restricted PVC’s.
  • Prints made with Soft Stretch White can be ironed.

Mixing Recommendations:

  • Use Retarder MG 1-5% to extend open time on the screen.
  • Use Fixer WF-N 1-5% to enhance wash fastness.
  • Add Thickener B 0.25-1% to thicken the ink as needed.
  • Use RV Additive 1-3% to adjust the viscosity.

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: White
  • Opacity/Viscosity: High/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: 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, Polyester
  • Substrate Color(s): Light, Medium, Dark Fabrics

Matsui Soft Stretch White offers exceptional printability, delivering superior softness and elasticity for comfortable and flexible garments. Ideal for high-stretch fabrics, this water-based ink ensures excellent opacity and is environmentally safe, making it a reliable choice for a wide range of applications.

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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