UltraMix® 7500 Series Pantone® Color System consists of 19 non-phthalate, high performance colors, formulated for ultra high speed wet-on-wet automatic printing.
Create special or standard colors by using International Coatings’ UltraMix®, Pantone® color matching software, either online or on the desktop version.
Well suited for fine detail and halftone printing using finer mesh counts.
The 7500 Series inks 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. Total fusing of any flashed color may cause inter-coat adhesion problems with the inks printed on top of the flashed ink. Final fusing or curing should occur in the dryer.
In order to achieve the best color matching results using the 7500 Series Pantone® Color System, the specified system primaries must be used. Using colors other than the specified primaries will produce inaccurate matching results.
Colors produced using the 7500 Series Pantone® Color System will vary in opacity. Colors will reproduce best on white or light colored fabrics. Colors may appear metameric (not match well) when viewed under different types of lighting.
Adding too much reducer or other additives to the 7500 Series inks may cause curing/ fusing or increased dye migration problems.
Use an underbase print when printing 7500 Series inks onto dark fabrics. Use 711, 7014, 7031, 7038, 7041 or 7042 white as an underbase ink. To achieve a softer hand and faster production speeds, print underbase ink through finer mesh counts (230 to 305 t/in or 90 to 120 t/cm mesh).
Test dryer temperatures and wash test printed product before and during a production run.