Metallic Fabric Ink
Product Code: FI-101, FI-102, FI-103 & FI-104
Metallic ink's are similar to opaque base as they contain up to four times more pigment than standard ink to provide a solid coverage of ink onto black and dark fabrics, stopping the colour of the material showing through.
Suited to printing 100% cotton through to 100% polyester, and all blends/ mixtures in between, Metallic fabric inks do not require a white base coat to be pre-printed under colours for solid coverage (as with old style Permaset inks).
A thicker ink due to the high levels of pigments, Metallic inks can be mixed with Retarder to make the ink 'wetter' and more workable during printing. Retarder mixes with the base of the ink to thin the ink without thinning the pigment, adding water thins the ink, but also thins the pigments as well.
Printing Metallic ink is the same as printing opaque's, with a modification to the standard printing technique as the screen must be elevated above the item by 5-7mm to enable the full amount of ink to flow through onto the garment and not get stuck in the screen. Full details of this process are on Information Sheet #34 - Printing Opaque Inks.
Colours, Sizes and Product Codes
Suitable for use with Ink Additives
|Bronze / Copper|
Colours pictured above is as accurate to printed colour as possible. Some minor colour variations may occur when printed. Test ink colour prior to printing if required.
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Trade quality pigments
Professional finish once heat set - fully dry cleanable
Print onto 100% cotton through to 100% Polyester without fixers or synthetic additives
Suitable for use with Fabric Ink Retarder
Suitable for use with Fabric Stretch Additive
Suitable for use with Fabric Ink Thickener
Turns into an air cure in when Poly Prop Additive is used
All colours can be intermixed to create custom colours and tints
Left over ink is reusable
Sold print feel (does not feel like plastic/ plastisol ink)
Environmentally friendly ink formulation
Stir well before each use.
Fabric inks require heat setting to activate the pigments and set the ink to the material. The temperature required must be hot enough to firstly evaporate the water based medium, then set the pigments (minimum 150°C depending on the material to be heat set), a household iron, Ink Setting Heat Press or commercial tunnel dryer are recommended.
View equipment, how long and technique for setting Fabric Ink's - click here . .
See individual ink label for details. Clean with water only.
Item Weight: 570g
1 Litre Size
Item Weight: 1.15Kg
4 Litre Size
Item Weight: 4.52Kg
20 Litre Size
Item Weight: 20.91Kg
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