AXEON™ Soft Hand Black 1817 works as a printing black to achieve super soft hand prints.
Soft Hand Black 1817 promotes excellent penetration into fabrics when printing through fine mesh counts, and is excellent for all-over prints.
Soft Hand Black 1817 provides a deep black color that looks and feels similar to waterbase prints.
Soft Hand Black 1817 will spot dry, with a very low after flash tack. Dwell time is dependent on the spot dryer used. In some cases, you may have to lower the heat of the spot cure unit because too much heat may actually make the ink tacky. When you spot dry, you are only partially fusing or gelling the surface of the ink. The ink should be just dry to the touch, with no lift off, but not totally fused. Totally fusing the underprint may cause inter-coat adhesion problems with the inks printed on top. Final fusing or curing will occur in the dryer. Failure to fuse ink properly may cause cracking, poor adhesion and poor wash fastness.
Soft Hand Black 1817 is not a color-mixing black ink.
Soft Hand Black 1817 is intended to be used as is, without any other modifcations.
Fibrillation can occur when printing on some cotton fabrics, especially when printing the Soft Hand Black 1817 through finer mesh counts.
Test dryer temperatures and wash test printed product before and during a production run.
Always test print the fabric to be used before beginning production to see if the desired perfomance is obtained.
This ink and those in the AXEON™ product line are not formulated with PVC resins or phthalate plasticizers, nor are they intentionally added.
Care should be taken to not cross-contaminate the AXEON™ products with PVC or phthalate containing products.
Do not use standard plastisol curable reducers with this or any of the AXEON™ products.