If you are looking for the "One Black Ink To Rule Them All
" then look no further that the new Texsource Universal Black
. Universal Black is a true "universal" in that it is a black ink that is specially formulated to print on cotton, blends, and polyester garments. It is a low bleed, fast flashing, low tack, flexible curing, non-phthalate plastisol screen printing ink.
Texsource Universal Black has a creamy viscosity with a great body, making the ink suitable for printing on auto and manual presses, and offers superior performance over a wide range of
substrates, including standard textiles along with hard to print
promotional items.SPOT DRYING
Universal Black will spot dry, with a very low after flash tack. Dwell time is dependent on the spot dryer used. In some cases, you may have to lower the heat of the spot cure unit because too much heat may actually make the ink tacky. When you spot dry, you are only partially fusing or gelling the surface of the ink. The ink should be just dry to the touch, with no lift off, but not totally fused. Final fusing or curing should occur in the dryer.
Universal Black was formulated to make printing easy. Hand printing is less tiring because less squeegee pressure is needed. The result is increased operator performance. Automatic equipment can be adjusted to lower squeegee pressure settings, thus improving screen life, squeegee durability, and overall print quality.
Universal Black can be cured from 275°F to 325°F (135°C to 163°C), giving the operator greater flexibility and energy savings. This low curing range makes this a great ink for poly materials that can release dye at higher temperatures causing dye migration discoloration.
Universal Black prints so easily that you will find that a finer screen mesh can be used with the same opacity as a lower, more open mesh. This means less ink will be used; a real money saver in terms of ink usage and cost per print. It also means a softer hand on flashed fabrics.
Adding any reducers or additives can lower bleed resistance, opacity, or increase cure times of ink. STIR the ink prior to printing on press and after addition of reducers or additives.
Test dryer temperatures and wash test printed product before and during a production run.