- Ready To Use or Discharge (See ink specs for more details)
- Super Soft Hand Feel
- Eco-friendly: PVC & Phthalate Free
- Bright & Crisp Color
- High Opacity
- Low Odor
- Iron Resistant
- Color Mixing System Inks
- Cures at 320°
Create 1800+ colors from the Pantone book with one kit! Our Color Mixing System is FREE and easy to use alongside our water-based inks.
How to Use Color Mixing System to Make any Color in the Pantone Book!
1. Go to https://www.pantone-colours.com/
2. Select a color from the Pantone Book
3. Enter this number into our mixing program found here https://screenprintcms.com/
4. Make sure you have selected the right ink system (plastisol or water-based) and input how much ink you would like to make ex. 100grams
5. Press the Customize Color Button
6. Tada! You now have your custom formula to make your desired Pantone Color
Click here for the free program: no checkout or purchase necessary https://screenprintcms.com/
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14 Inks Included: Green, Blue 072, Process Blue, Reflex Blue, Orange, Purple, Violet, Red 032, Rhodamine Red, Rubine Red, Warm Red, Yellow, Mixing White, Mixing Black and discharge activator
3 Kit Sizes Available:
8oz Kit - 196 grams of discharge activator
Pint Kit - 390 grams of discharge activator
Gallon Kit - 3,120 grams of discharge activator
Ecotex® Water-Based Screen Printing Ink Kit by Screen Print Direct® includes 14 pints and Discharge Activator.
Our water-based inks are ready to use straight from the container! They can also be used as a discharge ink by simply mixing in Discharge Activator. The inks are bright, vivid, and can be mixed together to create all colors in the Pantone book. By using Ecotex® Water-Based Screen Printing Inks, you'll be able to print on high mesh counts that will produce high image detail.
For more information on water-based inks follow along in our - Water-Based Printing blog.
Mesh Guidelines: 155-305
Flash and Curing Guidelines:
- Curing should be a minimum of 90 seconds at 320°F. For the best results 2-3 minutes at 320°F.
- Flash at 105°C/220°F - 7 - 12 seconds
Recommended Clean Up:
- On the press/in the sink - Ecotex® Water Based Screen Printing Press Wash
For Optimal Use:
- Activate just enough ink for the job at hand
- Mist the screen with water during high volume runs to prevent the ink from drying out
- Water-based printing: Our ink can be used straight out of the bottle as a traditional water-based ink. We recommend only doing this technique on light color garments.
- Discharge Printing: This ink can also be used as a discharge ink by adding the discharge powder. When using as a discharge ink, add enough discharge powder to the amount of ink you need for the print run. This will be somewhere in between 3-5% by weight. Mix thoroughly to make sure no chunks or grains are visible. Once the powder is added to the ink it will last for 8 hours.
Emulsion Recommendations: We recommend using a water-resistant emulsion such as WR-Blue or DC-Pink, both require mixing diazo. Remember to degrease your screen before coating emulsion, Hyper Haze will degrease and remove stains/ghosts.
CMS-Color Mixing System: Our color mixing system is designed, so you can create any color you want in the Pantone system with just 14 colors. If you’re interested in trying out all 14 colors, you can access our color kit and try the whole thing out instead of just one color. Best of all our mixing system is FREE! Click here or message us directly to gain access to our color mixing software.
General Testing: Before you do any large print, we recommend doing a stretch and a wash test to ensure you have cured and printed correctly before going into production. Increase cure time if testing fails. We recommend only using natural fibers; the best results will be seen on 100% cotton. Synthetic fibers will not discharge properly.
Color Matching Info: Some colors do not discharge as well as others ex. are red, blues & purples. Color matching may not be exact. Roughly 90% of our colors match, matches cannot be guaranteed due to the differences in how fabrics are dyed.
Click here to download the technical data sheet for Ecotex® Water-based Screen Printing Ink
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You should switch the powder to a different container, mine was busted when i received the package, but once again That Customer Service tho, took care of all of my concerns and made dealing with yall an ease. Will buy more for sure.
As a beginner I have been more and more serious about making this my work. Screen Print Direct has been so helpful with answering questions and their products have been easy and great to work with! Plan to be a repeat customer for a long time to come. Thank you guys for all your help!