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Union Ink PATE5040 EF ATHLETIC Navy Blue provides 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 (UNSE9160) is recommended. When printing water-resistant materials such as nylon jackets or nylon garment bags adhesion is greatly improved by adding NYBE9120 Nylobond Additive (see NYBE-9120 Technical Data Sheet for more information). Extremely durable ink film. High opacity. Glossy finish.
Union Ink PATE5040 EF ATHLETIC Navy Blue Instructions:
Athletic uniforms. Nylon mesh jerseys. Lycra/Spandex and Supplex nylon.
Stencils: Use any direct emulsion or capillary film compatible with plastisol inks.
Printing Instructions: 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 bevelled edges.
Additives: Athletic Gloss plastisol inks are supplied ready to print. If necessary, reduce with (up to 5% by weight) Reducer/Detackifier (PLRE9000).
Curing Instructions: Athletic Gloss inks will cure when the entire ink deposit reaches 300° (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.
Coverage: High Opacity
After Flash Tack: Decreases with increased mesh
Angle: 10° - 20°
Mesh: 86 to 110
Storage Temperature: 65°F - 95°F (18°C - 35°C)
Caution: Always test this product for curing, adhesion, crocking, opacity, wash-ability and other specific requirements before using in production. Athletic Gloss Metallic should be washed in cool water with mild detergent to preserve brilliance of finish. Even after taking these precautions, some detergents and ph factors of the wash water can adversely affect the longevity of the print. Many Athletic Gloss colors are available in nonmigrating formulations (see page 2). This indicates colors when printed over other numbers or graphics will not run into each other unless excessive heat (350°F/177°C and above) is applied. During the curing process. This concept should not be confused with bleed resistance.