Maxopake inks are supplied ready to print. If necessary to reduce
viscosity, use up to 15% by weight, of Reducer/Detackifi er (PLRE-9000). For
printing transfers, mix Maxopake with with 5-10% Hot Split Additive
Multiple strokes may be required when printing by hand. When printing with
automatic presses use a slightly rounded squeegee to print a thicker ink layer.
A soft pad on the printing pallet will minimize penetration into the garment
and improve opacity.
These inks will fully cure when the entire thickness of the ink deposit
reaches 300°F (149°C).
Using Low-Bleed InksCaution
The Maxopake series includes two low-bleed colors: Low-Bleed Medium Yellow
(PADE-2060), and Low-Bleed Golden Yellow (PADE-2048). The lowbleed inks are
recommended for printing on cotton/polyester garments to control the problem of
dyes in the polyester fibers migrating or bleeding into the plastisol ink.
Low-bleed inks are not recommended for printing on light-colored 100% cotton
fabrics. On rare occasions ghost images can appear on contacting surfaces of
ink to garment. The use of low-bleed plastisols on these fabrics is not
High opacity inks may crock. Red pigmented inks are especially subject
to this problem. To control or reduce crocking, add up to 10-15% by
weight of Extender Base (PADE / MIXE-9090). Always test this product for
curing, adhesion, crocking, opacity, washability, and other specific
requirements before using in production.