Rutland ES0221 Glitter Base is designed to enhance the look of glitter flakes when printed onto textiles. Glitter flakes are normally slightly subdued because of the clear base that surrounds the flakes. ES0221 will shrink away from the flakes leaving a more brilliant sparkle. Provides excellent adhesion to the flakes to minimize flake off. Allows printing several colors of metallic inks on same design.
ES0221 Glitter Base allows addition of up to 15% glitter flakes. Print through appropriate mesh for the size glitter flake being used. Print with a sharp edge, medium durometer squeegee, with heavy pressure. The heavy pressure allows the base to shrink away from the flake. Cure at 320ºF (160ºC.). Wash-test garment to insure good adhesion. Too much print pressure can cause too little base to be on the surface for a good adhesion to the flake. Note: Some minor flake off is normal because some of the flakes can break off when first rubbed.
Do not dry clean, bleach, or iron the printed image. Claira Colors™, bases, modifiers and additives should be mixed in clean vessels using clean mixer blades and utensils. Any contamination from other ink sources or non-approved additives could make Claira Colors™ test positive for the restricted phthalates.
Product Code: ES0221
Application: Screen Printing
Category: Specialty Inks
Sub Category: Base
Best Used By: 12 months
Fusion Temperature: 320°F
Gel Point: 160°F
After Flash Tack: Low
Mesh: As per flake size used
Bio-degradable screen wash
Storage Temperature: 65°F - 95°F (18°C - 35°C)
Storage Notes: Avoid direct sun.