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SILKY LB White is designed for maximum smoothness and opacity to print on Cotton (pre-test potential to Ghost) and Poly/Cotton fabrics. It is opaque, with excellent matting characteristics and a creamy consistency. This low bleed ink is designed to print with on both manual and automatic presses. SILKY LB White is fast flashing, allowing for shorter dwell times and faster production rates. It works well for highlights or as a stand-alone white.
For best results, flood the image and print using a sharp 70 durometer squeegee. A 70 durometer or 65/90/65 durometer squeegee may be used when a very heavy deposit is required. SILKY LB White will print through screen meshes in the range of 86-305 MCI (32-120 MC cm). For fine deposit, use 160 MCI (62 MC cm) mesh or higher when necessary. Coarse meshes (86-110 MCI, 34-43 MC cm) are recommended for a thicker ink deposit which may be needed for heavy fleece fabric.
Additives: SILKY LB White is a ready-to-print ink. Reduce, only if necessary, using curable reducer. Reducing the viscosity will also reduce the opacity and bleed resistance of the ink. Please test before production run.
Flashing: 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. Warning: Over flashing can cure the ink and prevent adhesion between coats of ink.
Curing: Cure at 320°F (160°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.
Do not dry clean, bleach, or iron the printed image.There may be potential to ghost on some fabrics due to the dyes used. Thoroughly pre-test this product on light colored or stone washed garments. Avoid conditions that may increase potential to ghost such as stacking printed garments while hot. Due to variations in garments and dyes used, always test for your use conditions.
Rutland Plastic Technologies 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 Claira High Opacity Non-Phthalate Inks. Rutland Plastic Technologies 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.