Printing: For best results use a flood/print method using a 60 to 70 durometer, squeegee. A print, flash, print is recommended for polyester. 60-110 TPI (23-43 TPcm). Screens stretched to a minimum of 25 newtons are recommended. Coarse meshes are recommended for a thicker ink deposit. The ATP inks have excellent adhesion and will produce a long print life on loosely woven nylon substrates. Closed or tight weave nylon shell fabrics (used in jackets) will still require MF-66 Nylon Bonding Agent. Warning: Some jackets are waterproofed and may prevent MF-66 from bonding. A solvent wipe of the fabric may be required. Stencil: Use any direct emulsion or capillary film. Additives: ATP inks are ready to print. Reduce if absolutely necessary using P-5011 Curable Reducer. Reducing the viscosity will also reduce the opacity and coverage of the ink. Flashing: Depending on your flash unit, ATP Inks will flash in 3 seconds (10 watts per sq. in/heating area) or 4-5 seconds (6-7 watts per sq.in. /heating area). Cleanup: Use any of the commercially available products for the cleanup of plastisol inks. Environmentally Friendly: QCM Plastisol Ink contains no leaded pigments and, when properly disposed of, has no environmental impact. Use a screen wash for plastisols for cleanup. Scrape screens carefully and store ink for reuse. Minimize unusable scrap ink by segregating ink by color. QCM PPR-901 Black pigment can be used to convert old ink into black ink for waste elimination.
QCM Textile Inks 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 Non-Phthalate Inks. QCM 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.