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Application

APPLICATION OF Slink™ SOLVENTBASE INK

PROPERTIES

The Slink™ system is particularly adapted to the newer high pigment solids applications. Strong coloration particularly with high surface area pigment systems are well suited for this system. Runability is good, but care should be taken not to allow ink to dry in the screen.

APPLICATIONS

Rigid PVC, vinyl coated paper, styrene, treated polyester, metals and foils.

STENCIL EMULSIONS

Most standard emulsions should work. The usual cause of stencil failure is improperly dried emulsion before washout. Stencils can be removed by using commercially available paint stripper and a high pressure washer. It is important, however, to follow manufacturers directions carefully.

SCREENS

We recommend the use of monofilament polyester screen material. For mass tone printing a mesh of 220 or higher should be used. Meshes of 195 or lower should be used with lustre pigment inks such as Slink™ Fine Gold Eagle and Slink™ Fine Silver ink.

STORAGE AND HANDLING

Slink™ series ink should be stored in a cool place for maximum shelf-life. But as with all inks, they must be allowed to return to ambient press room temperature before running. Local environmental, storage, and disposal regulations should be followed.

MIXING

Although Slink™ series inks are designed to remain dispersed, it is best if they are mixed for a short period of time just before printing.

PRINTING

Slink™ series inks are formulated to be used as supplied, but in instances where viscosity adjustments are needed, Slink™ Thinner CH can be used and in instances where fine detail is needed or the press room is exceptionally dry or warm Slink™ Retarder R500 can be used.

DRYING

Slink™ series inks are fast drying and will dry in a few seconds in a forced air oven at 170-200oF.

CLEAN-UP

Slink™ Thinner CH should be used to keep ink from drying during the short press stoppages. If screen images are to be re-used, screens should be washed carefully and dried, before storing.





APPLICATION OF SLINK SOLVENTBASED INK

The SLINK system is particularly adapted to the newer high-pigment solids applications. Strong coloration particularly with high surface area pigment systems is well suited for this system...

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