Printing: Screen meshes in the range of 83-160 TPI (32-62 TPcm) are recommended for best opacity. Will print through up to a 305 TPI (120 TPcm) with excellent opacity. Screens of 25 n/cm or higher are strongly recommended. If using lower tension screens adjust off contact accordingly. Use just enough squeegee pressure to deposit the ink on the surface of the shirt. This enhances opacity and helps ensure a good cure. Try not to drive the ink into the fabric. Squeegees in the 70 durometer range, with a sharp edge work well. Stencil: Use any direct emulsion or capillary film. Modifiers: Glacier White is ready to use. Modification is not necessary unless you're trying to achieve a special effect or use. Any extenders will affect opacity. XOLB-158 has excellent shelf life and with cool storage will maintain its creamy consistency. Flashing: Depending on your flash unit, "Glacier White" will flash in 3 seconds when at 10 watts per sq. in/heating area (per sq. 2.54cm/heating area) or in 4-5 seconds when at 6-7 watts per sq. in./heating area (per sq. 2.54cm/heating area). Clean Up: 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 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.