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Union Athletic Grey
simulated print - actual color may vary
Union Athletic Grey
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Athletic Gloss plastisol inks provide glossy, opaque prints with outstanding durability. Athletic Gloss inks are recommended for printing large numbers, letters, and designs with thick ink deposits on cotton as well as nylon mesh garments. When printing Lycra/Spandex or knit ribbed materials where great elasticity is required, the addition of Unistretch Additive (UNSE-9160) is recommended. When printing water resistant materials, such as nylon jackets or nylon garment bags, adhesion is greatly improved by adding Nylobond Additive (NYBE-9120).
See Technical Data Sheet for more information.
: Athletic Gloss is a high-opacity ink.
: Coarse meshes such as 86 to 110 threads per inch (34 - 43 metric) monofilament polyester are recommended.
: Use any direct emulsion or capillary film compatible with plastisol inks.
: Athletic Gloss inks should be printed through a coarse mesh screen in order to produce a thick deposit of ink. Placing a soft surface, such as a silicone rubber pad, on the platen will help print a thicker layer of ink. Two or three strokes may be necessary to drive the ink into the garment and still leave a thick film on top. For maximum deposit use soft or medium durometer squeegees with rounded or beveled edges.
: Athletic Gloss plastisol inks are supplied ready-to-print. If necessary, reduce (up to 5% by weight) with Reducer/Detackifier (PLRE-9000).
: Athletic Gloss inks will cure when the entire ink deposit reaches 300°F (149°C). Because of the thicker layer of ink usually printed on athletic uniforms as well as the thicker fabrics of athletic garments, longer dwell times and higher oven temperatures may be required to ensure that the entire ink film is fully cured.
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