Ready to take your prints to the next level? Add special effects to your arsenal of services and wow your customers with these new techniques. This kit includes 5 of our best-selling special effect additives in 8-ounce containers. Test, perfect and play with these new inks before adding them as a new offering to your customers.
- Puff Additive
- High-Density Additive
- Stretch Additive
- Glow Ink
- Foil Adhesive
Rapid Cure Screen Printing Puff Additive by Screen Print Direct® is a low-temperature cure plastisol ink additive formulated to give your ink an elevated puff texture. Rapid Cure Puff Additive is ready to use from the container, mix the additive into the ink of your choice.
The puffing effect occurs once the ink is fully cured on your garment.
We highly recommend using Rapid Cure Puff Ink with low-temperature ink. Results with a standard plastisol ink are subpar.
Rapid Cure Screen Printing High Density (HD) Additive
by Screen Print Direct® is a low-temperature cure plastisol ink additive formulated to give your ink a thick 3-dimensional deposit. This high-density additive must be paired with a thick stencil to achieve a 3-dimensional look. Ecotex® Tex Red HV
and Ecotex® Tex Blue HV
are both high-viscosity emulsions that create a nice thick stencil. Rapid Cure High Density (HD) Additive is great for creating a dramatic raised look while keeping edges sharp in your art detail.
High-Density additive is not an expansive additive like puff additive. This additive is meant to make the ink buildable within a thick stencil. Multiple layers of ink are required in order to achieve desired results.
This ink can be used with low temp cure inks or with standard plastisol inks.
Rapid Cure Stretch Additive by Screen Print Direct
is a low-temperature cure additive that will allow ink to cure seamlessly on garments without cracking. Our super stretch additive is perfect for screen printing athletic apparel. Customize athletic wear, leggings, and more with just one simple additive. Simply add 10-15% by weight of the additive to the ink of your choice. We highly recommend our Rapid Cure plastisol ink collection.
Rapid Cure Glow In The Dark Screen Printing Plastisol Ink
by Screen Print Direct® is a premium plastisol ink that cures as low as 270°. Rapid Cure Plastisol Ink is the best plastisol ink for screen printing when working with a variety of materials. This low-bleed glow-in-the-dark ink works great with a wide variety of blends including polyester. Say goodbye to garment shrinking and scorching with low-temperature cure fabric ink. The ink's lower cure temp saves production time and helps ensure the garment is cured properly without expensive conveyor dryers. The ink's texture is creamy and short-bodied. The color is vibrant, bold, and opaque. For darker garments, we recommend printing with an under-base.
Rapid Cure Screen Printing Foil Adhesive by Screen Print Direct® is a clear plastisol adhesive created to adhere foil to textiles. This screen printing adhesive can be printed directly onto fabric or onto the foil and used as a transfer. Rapid Cure Screen Printing Foil Adhesive can be used on cotton and poly blends, dark or light, straight from the container.
Disclaimer: All colors are approximate and will vary from monitor to monitor.
For more information on low-temperature cure, inks take a look at the blogs we have below.
For more information specific to the item in the kit, visit the individual listing for the product. Links have been provided above in each description.
- Cure at 132° C/270° F
- Flash at 82-104° C/180-200°F
Flash and Curing Guidelines: Generally it will take 5-10 washes to fully test the cure, but if the ink is seriously under-cured, the print will show deterioration after only 1-3 washings washes. Another way to test your print quickly is doing the “Stretch Test” stretch the print roughly 2/3 of the T-Shirt; if the print cracks and does not retract back it means you under-cured.
General Testing: Before you do any large print, we recommend doing a stretch test and a wash test to ensure you cured and printed correctly before going into production. Increase cure time if testing fails. We recommend only using natural fibers best results will be seen on 100% cotton.
✔️Pro Tips: Plastisol inks do not dye fabric like traditional inks. Plastisol inks wrap around the fibers and make a mechanical bond with the fabric. Store plastisol inks at room temperature. Prolonged exposure to temperatures above 90º F (32º C) can cause the ink to start to cure while it's still in the container.
We highly recommend printing with an under-base white when printing on a dark garment
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