GENERAL PURPOSE COLORS (7600 SERIES)
International Coatings’ General Purpose Color (7600 Series), High Pigment (HP) and Pro-Brite™ (PB) 4-Color Process inks are now part of our expanded line of FlexCure™ screen printing inks. FlexCure™ inks offer a ‘flexible’ curing range - from a low 275°F/135°C to the standard 325°F/163°C.
General Purpose Colors (7600 Series) are vibrant, ready-for-use and popular colors. It offers superior performance through fast production speeds, good opacity, and a wide range of popular colors. General Purpose Colors can cure as low as 275ºF (135ºC).
- 26 vibrant ready-for-use colors
- Formulated for superior performance with high-speed wet-on-wet automatic printing as well as manual printing
- Suited for fine detail and halftone printing using finer mesh counts
- Easy to print, creamy and great body
- No build-up and less squeegee pressure
|Super Light Gold 7602
National Red 7606
Bear’s Navy 7608
Dark Navy 7610
Graphics Purple 7616
Low Build Black 7617
Island Blue 7618
Lemon Yellow 7623
Light Royal 7624
|Bright Orange 7626
Golden Yellow 7627
Super Drake Red 7628
Dark Gray 7630
Light Gray 7632
Dallas Red 7645
|Columbia Blue 7660
Royal Blue 7666
Navy Blue 7668
Dallas Green 7672
Kelly Green 7673
Lime Green 7677
Vegas Gold 7681
Chocolate Brown 7689
The 7600 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.
Use an underbase print when printing General Purpose Color inks onto dark fabrics. Use 7014, 7022, 7038, or 7041 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).
Adding too much reducer or other additives to the 7600 Series inks may cause curing/ fusing or dye migration problems. Excessive squeegee pressure will drive the 7600 Series inks through the fabric being printed. Adjust squeegee pressure, angle and off-contact to insure proper shear and lay down of the printed ink.
Test dryer temperatures and wash-test printed product before and during a production run.