Matsui WS0501 Stretch Clear 301 Water Base Ink – Ideal Flexibility for Performance Wear


Matsui Stretch Clear Water-Based Ink is the ultimate solution for achieving soft, stretchable, and high-performance prints on a variety of fabrics. This versatile ink provides exceptional clarity and elasticity, making it ideal for activewear, sportswear, and other garments requiring maximum flexibility. Its water-based formula ensures a smooth and comfortable hand feel that remains pliable even on high-stretch fabrics.

With outstanding printability and the ability to create thousands of color shades by adding Matsui Neo Pigments, this ink opens up a world of creative possibilities. It can be used as a base to achieve Pantone matching by utilizing the Matsui Color Matching Software, a convenient cloud-based tool found on the Matsui website. Now you can effortlessly create custom shades and stunning designs with excellent opacity and vibrancy.

Matsui Stretch Clear Water-Based Ink is not only a choice for superior performance but also a responsible one. It is environmentally friendly, PVC-free, and complies with strict industry regulations, including OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, CPSIA, and HR4040. Elevate your printing process with Matsui Stretch Clear and experience the next level of comfort, flexibility, and color-matching capabilities for your textile screen printing projects.


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Matsui Stretch Clear 301 Key Features:

  • Color Versatility: Matsui Stretch Clear Water-Based Ink offers the flexibility to create thousands of color shades by easily adding up to 15% Matsui Neo Pigments, allowing for endless creative possibilities and precise Pantone color matching.
  • Printability Excellence: With exceptional printability, this ink requires no viscosity modifications, streamlining the printing process and ensuring smooth and flawless results on various fabric types.
  • Unmatched Softness: Matsui Stretch Clear delivers an incredibly soft hand feel that surpasses traditional PVC inks, providing unparalleled comfort and wearability, especially on high-performance fabrics like Dri-fit.
  • Superior Elasticity: Tailored for performance wear, this ink exhibits excellent elasticity, maintaining its integrity even on stretchable fabrics, ensuring durable and long-lasting prints.
  • Tone on Tone Effect: Achieve a tone on tone look with Matsui Stretch Clear, enhancing the design’s subtlety and elegance while retaining superb softness for an attractive visual and tactile experience.
  • Certified Compliance: Committed to sustainability, Matsui Stretch Clear is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, CPSIA, and HR4040 compliant, adhering to rigorous environmental and safety standards.
  • Eco-Friendly Choice: As a “PVC Free” water-based ink, Matsui Stretch Clear upholds environmental consciousness, making it a responsible and eco-safe option for conscious printing practices.

Technical Specifications

Technical Data:

Application: Print through fine screen mesh (150~180/inch recommended) when cured at 320°F (160°C), Matsui Stretch Clear produces soft and “Silicone-like” prints. For printing on dark-colored polyester, it is recommended to first print an Under Base Blocker, flash, and then apply Matsui Stretch Clear over it.

Special Recommendations: Matsui Stretch Clear should be mixed in clean vessels using clean mixing blades and utensils. Avoid any contamination from other ink sources or non-approved additives to ensure compliance with restricted PVC regulations. The print of Matsui Stretch Clear can be ironed.

Mixing and Additives: For Pantone color matching, Matsui Stretch Clear can be used as a base with up to 15% Matsui Neo Pigments. The Matsui Color Matching Software, available on the Matsui website, aids in achieving precise Pantone color results.

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

  1. Dry Cleaning and Ironing: Prints made with 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 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: 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 the screen
  • Squeegee Speed: Medium
  • Emulsion: Direct or indirect
  • Mesh Count: 86-160/inch
  • Thinner: RV Additive
  • Thickener: Thickener B
  • Storage: 65°F to 95°F (18°C to 35°C). Avoid direct sun exposure.
  • Cleanup: Use water and mild soap or detergent for cleanup.
  • Color Range: White
  • Substrate Type: Suitable for Cotton
  • Substrate Color(s): Light and Medium 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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