Product Information Bulletin 11000PFXBB Epic Brittle White Fabric Types Wilflex™ Epic Brittle Inks are specially formulated non-phthalate inks that have the ability to easily fracture and crack when pressure is applied to the ink surface. Distorting the surface through bending or stretching causes the ink to crack and fracture. Epic Brittle inks have a worn, tough finish that can resemble cracked paint or distressed appearance. Highlights and hard wearing. ffCan be used on light or dark grounds. ffCan be used in conjunction with Epic Fashion Soft inks. ffWill not dry in the screen. ffPrints easily through recommended meshes. Counts: 86-230 t/in (34-91 t/cm) Tension: 25-35 n/cm2 Printing Tips Squeegee ffCan be mixed with Epic PCs and Epic EQs to create custom colors. Add up to 5% by weight. ffUse a single print stroke for lower mesh counts and a print-flash-print application when using higher mesh counts. ffInk deposit is critical to achieving desired results. ffCure at high temperatures of 340-350°F (170-175°C) to achieve cracking effect. Compliance ffNon-phthalate. ! 100% cotton, cotton blends, some synthetics Mesh ffTough ffFor Recommended Parameters individual compliance certifications, please visit www.wilflex.com/compliance. Durometer: 60-70, 60/90/60 Edge: Square, Sharp Stroke: Medium-Fast *Do not use excess squeegee pressure. Non-Phthalate Stencil Direct: 2 over 2 Capillary/Thick Film: up to 200 microns Off Contact: 1/16” (.2cm) Precautions ffPerform fusion tests before production. Failure to cure ink properly may result in poor wash fastness, inferior adhesion and unacceptable durability. Ink gel and cure temperatures should be measured using a Thermoprobe placed directly in the wet ink film and verified on the production run substrate(s) and production equipment. It is the responsibility of the printer to determine that the correct ink has been selected for a specific substrate and the application processes meet your customer’s standards or specifications. ffBrittle inks should not be used as an adhesive base. ffHigh density applications may require more heat for complete cure and acceptable cracking effects. ffStir plastisols before printing. ffDo not dry clean, bleach or iron printed area. ffNON-CONTAMINATION OF EPIC INKS: Do not add or mix non-Epic inks, additives or extenders with Epic inks. All buckets, palette knives, stirring apparatus, squeegees, flood bars and screens must be cleaned properly and free of phthalates and pvc containing inks. Non-phthalate emulsions and pallet adhesives must be used. Failure to follow these precautions may cause phthalate contamination in violation of consumer protection laws and regulations. ffAny application not referred in this product information bulletin should be pre-tested or consultation sought with Wilflex Technical Services Department prior to printing. ffEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Flash & Cure Temperatures Flash: 220°F (105°C) Cure: 340-350°F (170-175°C) Pigment Loading EQ: 5% max MX: N/A PC: 5% max *All percentages listed at % by weight. Epic Additives Extender: N/A Reducer: Epic Viscosity Buster-1% max *All percentages listed at % by weight. Storage 65-90°F (18-32°C) Avoid direct sunlight. Use within one year of receipt. Clean Up Health & Safety MSDS: www.polyone.com or Contact your local CSR. ® Wilflex™ inks by PolyOne. www.wilflex.com/pib SPECIALTY WHITE ©2013 PolyOne Corporation All Rights Reserved. Effective 5/05/2013. Not all Wilflex products are available in every country. The information in this publication is based on information and experience believed reliable. Since many factors may affect processing for an application, processors must carry out their own tests and experiments to confirm suitability for intended use. You must make your own determination of suitability for your intended use and environmental acceptability, the safety and health of your employees, and purchasers of your product. 11000PFXBB Epic Brittle White : 05.2012v1 Ink degradent or press wash.