Matsui WS0502 Stretch White 301 Water Base Ink – Flexibility for Performance Wear


Experience the pinnacle of softness and elasticity with Matsui WS0502 Stretch White, a water-based ink designed to elevate your textile screen printing projects. Unleash your creativity and achieve remarkable results with this high-performance ink that guarantees exceptional printability without the need for viscosity modifications.

Matsui Stretch White delivers a luxurious hand feel that surpasses traditional PVC inks, making it an ideal choice for printing on Dri-fit performance fabrics and other stretchy materials. Whether you’re creating activewear, sportswear, or casual garments, this ink will ensure your designs stand out with their unmatched softness and elasticity.

The versatility of Matsui Stretch White is truly remarkable. As a standalone ink, it boasts outstanding opacity and surface appearance, leaving your prints with a bright and vibrant white finish. Additionally, this ink can be effortlessly mixed with up to 15% Matsui Neo Pigments, allowing you to explore an extensive color palette and create thousands of captivating shades.

Embrace the eco-friendly advantage of Matsui Stretch White, as it proudly carries the “PVC Free” label, adhering to stringent environmental regulations such as OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, CPSIA, and HR4040 compliance. When choosing Matsui, you are not only opting for top-tier performance but also contributing to a sustainable future.

Unlock the potential of your designs with Matsui Stretch White, a cutting-edge water-based ink that delivers exceptional softness, elasticity, and printability. Elevate your textile printing projects to new heights with this environmentally conscious and industry-leading solution.


SKU: Matsui Stretch White 301 Category:


Matsui Stretch White 301 Water Base Screen Printing Ink Key Features:

  1. Easy to Mix and Print: Matsui Stretch White offers a user-friendly experience, allowing for effortless mixing and smooth printing.
  2. Mixing Capability: As a versatile ink, it can be used as a mixing white with Matsui Neo Pigments, offering endless color possibilities.
  3. Excellent Printability: With exceptional printability, this ink provides consistent and high-quality results without the need for viscosity modifications.
  4. Unparalleled Softness: Matsui Stretch White delivers an incredibly soft hand feel that surpasses traditional PVC inks, ensuring maximum comfort on printed fabrics.
  5. Superior Elasticity: Designed to perform on high-stretch fabrics, including Dri-fit performance materials, ensuring durability and flexibility in active and sportswear garments.
  6. Certified Compliance: Complies with industry-leading standards, including OEKO-TEX Standard 100, CPSIA, and HR4040, ensuring safety and environmental responsibility.
  7. PVC-Free and Environmentally Safe: Demonstrates a commitment to sustainability by being “PVC Free” and environmentally safe, promoting eco-friendly practices in textile printing.

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications:

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

Special Recommendations: Matsui Stretch White should be mixed in clean vessels using clean mixing blades and utensils. Avoid any contamination from other ink sources or non-approved additives, as it may affect the ink’s performance.

Printing Instructions:

  • Print through fine screen mesh (150~180/inch recommended).
  • Cure at 320°F (160°C) for the best results.
  • For dark-colored polyester, use an Under Base Blocker before applying Matsui Stretch White.

Mixing Ratio: Matsui Stretch White can be mixed with up to 15% Matsui Neo Pigments to achieve a wide range of color shades.

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

  1. Dry Cleaning and Ironing: Prints made with Stretch White 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 White 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:

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

Certifications: Matsui Stretch White is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified, CPSIA compliant, and HR4040 compliant, ensuring its safety and compliance with industry standards. Additionally, the ink is “PVC Free” and environmentally safe, promoting sustainable practices in textile printing.

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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