Please note: The colour image is as close a representation that we can provide, please consult the Union Ink Color Guide for the true representation.
Dark garments. Direct printing. 100% cotton or cotton/polyester.*
Stencils: Use any direct emulsion or capillary film compatible with plastisol inks.
Additives: Maxopake inks are supplied ready to print. If necessary to reduce viscosity, use up to 15% by weight, of Reducer/Detackifier (PLRE9000).
Printing Instructions: 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. Curing
Instructions: These inks will fully cure when the entire thickness of the ink deposit reaches 300°F (149°C).
Using Low-Bleed Inks: The Maxopake series includes two low-bleed colours: Low-Bleed Medium Yellow (PADE2060), and Low-Bleed Golden Yellow (PADE2048). The low bleed inks are recommended for printing on cotton/polyester garments to control the problem of dyes in the polyester fibres migrating or bleeding into the plastisol ink.
Low-bleed inks are not recommended for printing on light-coloured 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 recommended. If low-bleed colours are used, be sure to fully cure, to minimize the possibility of ghost images. Avoid stacking or packing garments printed with low-bleed inks while they are still hot. Always check to see if you are getting ghost images.
After Flash Tack: Decreases with increased mesh
Angle: 10° - 20°
Storage Temperature: 65°F - 95°F (18°C - 35°C)
Caution: 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 specifi c requirements before using in production.
Union Ink does not knowingly add plasticizers containing the phthalates listed and outlined in California Bill 1108, CPSIA HR-4040 and Oeko-tex Standard 100. The plasticizers identified may include di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP), (DIBP) Di-iso-butyl, and (DMP) Dimethylphthalate, including esters of ortho-phthalic acid and are not direct ingredients in the manufacture of our Non-Phthalate Inks. Union Ink does not test the final product for amounts of the aforementioned phthalate plasticizers and esters and encourages all users to conduct testing for their intended use.