UltraMix® Pigment Dispersion (PD) Color System consists of 19 non-phthalate, intermixable, high performance pigment dispersions along with 2 mixing bases, that can be used to strengthen, shade, enhance or make Pantone® colors.
Create special or standard colors by mixing the Pigment Dispersions with compatible International Coatings' bases. UltraMix® Pigment Dispersions can also be used with International Coatings’ UltraMix® Pantone® color matching software, either online or on the desktop version.
In order to achieve the best color matching results using the UltraMix® Pigment Dispersion (PD) Color System, the specified system colors must be used. Using colors other than the specified PD's can produce inaccurate color matching results.
Colors produced using the UltraMix® Pigment Dispersion (PD) Color System will vary in opacity. Colors will reproduce best on white or light colored fabrics printed through a 156 t/in (62 t/cm) mesh screen. Colors may appear metameric (may not match well) when viewed under different types of lighting.
Use an underbase print when printing the Pigment Dispersion System onto dark fabrics. Use 711, 7014, 7031, 7038, 7041 or 7042 white as the underbase ink. To achieve a softer hand and faster production speeds, print the underbase ink through finer mesh counts (230 to 305 t/in or 90 to 120 t/cm mesh).
The Pigment Dispersions can be added to other bases to create your own custom colors and effects. The maximum amount of Pigment Dispersion that should be added into a finished colored ink is 10% by weight. The maximum addition into other compatible bases is 20% by weight. Always test first. Note that adding too much of the Pigment Dispersions or other reducers and additives to a non Pigment Dispersion System ink or base can possibly lead to crocking, poor bleed resistance or change in curing/fusing parameters.
Test dryer temperatures and wash test printed products before and during a production run.