6100 Super Opaque Series Direct Print Plastisol Inks come in 18 colors and contain a high loading of pigments for maxium coverage on dark garments, thus eliminating the need for under-basing.
The 6100 Series can also be printed on light colored garments at higher mesh counts or reduced to obtain soft-hand, opaque prints.
The 6100 Series is well suited for automated equipment although excellent results can be achieved in almost any printing operation.
For softer feeling prints on light colored fabrics, use 20% to 25% by volume of 720 Softhand Clear Base. Reducing the viscosity of the ink using 1110 Curable Reducer and printing through finer mesh counts can also greatly improve the softness (hand) of the finished print.
The 6100 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. Totally fusing 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.
The 6100 Series inks are low-build inks; however this does not mean that build-up will not occur. 6100 Series inks may require flashing after 3 or 4 colors if printing a weton-wet design.
Adding too much reducer or other additives to the 6100 Series inks may cause problems with curing/fusing or increased dye migration.
Test dryer temperatures and wash test printed product before and during a production run.