Direct print low-bleed white for controlling dye migration on cotton / polyester blended garments. Bleed-resistant underbase for cotton / polyester blended garments.
Stencils: Any direct emulsion or capillary film compatible with plastisol inks. Additives: PLHE-1070 / 1075 are supplied ready-to-print. Their viscosity has been carefully formulated to sit on top of the fabric when printed. Reducing the ink is not recommended unless absolutely necessary as over-reduction could cause a loss of bleed resistance and opacity. Measure carefully by weight and add no more than 5% PLRE-9000 Viscosity Reducer or 2% of the PLRE-9100 Concentrated Viscosity reducer. When printing through finer meshes (180-230T/72-92T metric) and/or at higher screen tensions (40 N/cm and above), the ink's ability to flow through the screen can be enhanced with very small amounts (less than 2%) of Union Ink's Flow Additive (MIXE-9020). Additions above the recommended level will reduce the ink's viscosity dramatically and will have a negative effect on opacity and bleed resistance.
Printing Instructions: For the best coverage, bleed resistance, and brightest print, adjust the off-contact distance and squeegee pressure to print the ink layer on top of the fabric rather than penetrating through it. Curing Instructions: PLHE-1070 / 1075 will fully cure and withstand repeated washings when the entire thickness of the ink deposit reaches 300F (149C). PLHE-1070 / 1075 are superior quality low-bleed inks. To enhance their ability to prevent dye migration, flashing should be the minimum time and temperature necessary to surface cure the ink.
Caution: Always test this product for curing, adhesion, bleed resistance, crocking, opacity, washability, and other specific requirements before using in production.