▪️Curing: Flash at 105°C/220°F - 7 - 12 seconds and cure at 160°C /320°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 the traditional inks. Plastisol inks wraps around the fibers and makes 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.
how opaque is it? do I need an under print on dark fabrics?
Crystalina is a glittery ink it really depends on what you desire as a finished product. I would recommend an underbase if you want the color to pop, and i would not use an under base if you just want a glittery finish.
how to dry Ecotex Crystalina Plastisol Ink for Screen Printing -
Cyrstalina cures at 320. It dries like any other plastisol ink
Good stuff direct to your inbox. Sign up below.
Tips, Tricks, Deals, Steals & Industry News DIRECT to your inbox.