Technical Data Sheet #240
Wet Ink Tack Medium
After Flash Tack Low
Surface Appearance Matte
Opacity/Viscosity Formula dependent/High
Bleed Resistance Great for 100% Polyester
Gel Point/Flash Time 160°F (71°C.) / decreases
with deposit thickness
290°F (143°C) to 330° F
Squeegee Hardness Medium/Hard
Squeegee Blade Sharp
Squeegee Angle 45°
Squeegee Speed Medium to High
Underlay See Application data
Emulsion Capillary Film or Direct
Mesh Count 86-156 mc in. (34-62 mc.
Thickener Thickener # 10 Pdw Thickener
Storage 65°F to 95°F (18° C to 33°
C) Avoid direct sun
Cleanup Non-phthalate screen
Color Range Natural Base
Substrate Type 100% Polyester
Substrate Color(s) Light, Medium, & dark fabrics
with appropriate under base
Claira™ NPT Non-Phthalate Poly Base
EL0746 NPT Poly Base (now Endurance base)
ANY APPLICATION NOT REFERENCED IN THIS TECHNICAL DATA
SHOULD BE PRE-TESTED OR CONSULTATION SOUGHT WITH RUTLAND’S
APPLICATIONS LABORATORY PRIOR TO PRINTING.
EL0746 NPT Poly Base is formulated as a press-ready non-phthalate low bleed plastisol
base used to mix colors for printing on 100% Polyester. NPT Poly Base has great dye migration
resistance, however; it should always be used with NPT Super Poly White or where
severe bleeding is a problem we suggest EL0266 Barrier Base (Grey) as an under base for
maximum protection against dye migration. EL0746 is also used as a mixing base in
combination with Endurance UC Base and Endurance White.
Features of NPT Poly Base
• Short body for easy printing.
• Fast shearing action means higher press speeds.
• Great low bleed qualities for printing on 100% polyester
• Mix with Claira C3 Color Boosters to maintain Non-Phthalate status.
• Good shelf stability
Mix colors per C3 formulations and print over an under base on 100% Polyester substrates. NPT Poly
Base is normally printed through mesh ranges from 86—156 mc in. (34—62 mc. CM.) Recommend 70-
80 Durometer squeegee with sharp edge for maximum definition. Proper cure is achieved when garment
reaches 320ºF (160°C.).
NOTE: Poorly dyed polyester or too much heat in the curing process can overcome any low bleed inks
ability to block the migration. For severe migration use ML0266 Dyno Grey as an underlay or print a
combination of Endurance UC Base, Endurance White under colors mixed in EL0746.
*Note to 100% Cotton users: 100% Cotton could have a ghost image appear if printed with
low bleed inks. Colors mixed with this base are low bleed inks and should not be printed on
100% Cotton. This product is recommended for polyester polyester/cotton blends.
Claira Colors™, Whites bases, modifiers and additives should be mixed in clean vessels using
clean mixer blades and utensils. Any contamination from other ink sources or non approved
additives could make Claira Colors™ test positive for the restricted phthalates.
• Do not dry clean, bleach, or iron the printed image.
Rutland Plastic Technologies does not knowingly add plasticizers containing the phthalates listed and
outlined in California Bill 1108, CPSC 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-isobutyl,
and (DMP) Dimethylphthalate, including esters of ortho-phthalic acid and are not direct ingredients
in the manufacture of Claira™ Non-Phthalate Poly Clear nor any of the Claira Specialty inks. Rutland
Plastic Technologies does not test the final product for amounts of the aforementioned phthalateplasticizers and esters and encourages all users to conduct testing for their intended use.