QMX-1230 Opaque Base is a mixing base created specifically for wet-on-wet printing for use in the QMX Mixing System. The QMX-
1230 Opaque Base is used in place of a standard clear when additional opacity in the final print is desired.
Follow the mixing directions in the QMX formula guide replacing the QMX-1030 with the QMX-1230 as needed for an additional
opacity boost. If you wish to add pigments to the QMX-1230 Opaque Base add up to 30% pigment by weight. After mixing, the
finished inks print well through screen meshes in the range of 83-385. Screens stretched to a minimum of 25 newtons are
recommended. If using lower tension screens, adjust off contact accordingly. Recommend a 70 to 70/90/70 durometer sharp
Use any direct emulsion or capillary film.
Parameters vary between all flash units. Flash for 2-3 seconds with the ink deposit reaching 150-250˚F (65-121˚C). Ink should be
dry and without tack.
Cure at 325˚F (162˚C) over a 60-90 second period, depending on oven type and thickness of ink deposit. A thicker deposit will take
longer to cure as the heat must penetrate through the entire ink layer.
Use any of the commercially available products for the cleanup of plastisol inks.
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.
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