pp series plastic plus solvent gloss vinyl screen ink

PP SERIES PLASTIC PLUS
SOLVENT GLOSS VINYL SCREEN INK
TECHNICAL DATA SHEET
PP Series Plastic Plus Gloss Vinyl Screen Ink is a solvent-based ink specially formulated for printing on a wide
variety of surfaces where a high gloss finish is required. PP Series forms a positive bond with most plastic surfaces
and dries to an extremely opaque and flexible film suitable for vacuum-forming.
SUBSTRATES
PVC, acrylic, vinyl films and sheets, print-treated polyester, ABS and styrene
USER INFORMATION
While technical information and advice on the use of this product is provided in good faith, the User bears sole responsibility
for selecting the appropriate product for their end-use requirements. See full disclaimer at the end of the document.
MESH
200-355 tpi (80-140 tpcm) monofilament polyester mesh for most applications
STENCIL
Solvent resistant direct emulsions and capillary films
SQUEEGEE
70-80 durometer polyurethane squeegee
COVERAGE
1,400-2,500 square feet (130-232 square meters) per gallon depending upon ink deposit
PRINTING
The PP Series is formulated to be reduced in viscosity prior to printing. See the Additives
section.
Add only enough ink to the screen to be able to print for 5-10 minutes. Add additional ink in
small increments throughout the print run to maintain screen stability. Thoroughly mix the
inks prior to printing.
Maintain ink temperature at 65°-90°F (18°-32°C) for optimum print drying performance.
Lower temperatures increase the ink viscosity, impairing both flow and drying. Elevated
temperatures lower the ink viscosity, reducing print definition, film thickness and opacity.
Pretest to determine optimum printing performance for a particular set of ink, substrate,
screen, press, and drying variables/conditions.
DRYING
PP Series dries by solvent evaporation by air drying for 15-20 minutes or force drying at
temperatures from 90°-150°F (32°-66°C). Good air circulation is necessary to remove the
vaporized solvents. Multiple layers of ink may require longer drying times than a single
layer.
CLEARS /
VARNISHES
Mixing Clear / Metallic Mixing Clear: Use PP26 Mixing Clear to reduce the density of colors or
as a clear base for specialty additives such as Metallics.
Overprint Clear: Use PP27 Overprint Clear to provide added surface protection and extend the
durability of colors.
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SOLVENT GLOSS VINYL SCREEN INK
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ADDITIVES
All additives should be thoroughly mixed into the ink before each use. Prior to production, test
any additive adjustment to the ink.
Reducer: Use RE180 Thinner to reduce the viscosity of these inks. Add up to 20% by weight.
Retarder: To prevent drying in the screen during hot climate conditions or for slower drying,
reduce the ink with a blend of up to 15% of RE180 Thinner and up to 5% of RE183 Retarder by
weight. Do not exceed 5% of RE183 Retarder; over addition can result in blocking.
Gloss / Flattening Powders / Improved Slip: Use PP48 Flattening Paste to reduce gloss and to
prevent blocking on highly plasticized substrates. Add up to 20% by weight.
CLEAN UP
Screen Wash (Prior to Reclaim): Use IMS201 Premium Graphic Screen Wash
Press Wash (On Press): Use IMS301 Premium Graphic Press Wash
STORAGE
Store tightly covered at temperatures between 65°-90°F (18°-32°C). Ink taken from the press
should not be returned to the original container; store separately to avoid contaminating
unused ink.
GENERAL INFORMATION
INK HANDLING
All personnel mixing and handling these products must wear gloves and eye protection. Clean up
spills immediately. If ink does come in contact with skin, wipe ink off with a clean, dry,
absorbent cloth (do not use solvent or thinner). Wash the affected area with soap and water.
Consult the PP Series Material Safety Data Sheet for further instructions and warnings.
ADHESION
TESTING
1.
2.
3.
4.
Touch of ink surface – the ink will be dry to the touch.
Thumb twist – the ink surface will not mar or smudge.
Scratch surface – the ink will resist scratching.
Cross hatch tape test – use a cross hatch tool or a sharp knife to cut through ink film
only; then apply 3M #600 clear tape on cut area, rub down, wait for 1 minute and rip off
at a 180 degree angle. Ink should only come off in actual cut areas.
PRODUCT OFFERING
STANDARD
PRINTING
COLORS
The Standard Printing Colors have excellent opacity.
PANTONE
MATCHING
SYSTEM®
BASE COLORS
The Pantone Matching System® Base Colors are used to simulate the Pantone® Formulation
Guide. These inks can be used in matches to achieve Pantone® color simulations, or let down
with mixing clear. The ColorStar® Color Management System software provides blend
formulations using the Pantone Matching System® Base Colors. These blend formulations are
also available at www.nazdar.com.
60 Series Colors: PP60-PP69 colors have a high pigment concentration. These colors are
formulated to have some white pigment or opaque pigment in order to increase opacity.
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SOLVENT GLOSS VINYL SCREEN INK
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SPECIAL
ADDITIVES
When inks are to be printed over a special effect color, the overprinting ink(s) must be
evaluated for intercoat adhesion before proceeding with the production run. To maximize
intercoat adhesion, specialty colors should be printed as late as possible in the print
sequence. Pigments may settle in the container; prior to printing, thoroughly mix the ink.
The following special effect pigments may be added to the PP Series inks. These pigments
are available in 1-pound containers. Contact Nazdar for the item number(s) and availability
of each special effect product.
Metallics: Silver (aluminum) - Add up to 8% by weight, Gold (bronze) - add up to 15% by
weight. Mix only enough metallic ink to be used the same day. Chemical reactions in
metallic inks may result in viscosity, color and printability changes over time.
Pearlescents / Interference / Multi-Chromatic: Pearlescent and Interference pigments - add
up to 20% by weight, Multi-Chromatic pigments - add up to 10% by weight. See the
Pearlescent, Interference, and Multi-Chromatic Technical Data Sheets for more
information.
COLOR CARD
MATERIALS
The following is a list of screen printed samples available.
Conventional Color Card: shows the Standard Printing Colors, Pantone Matching System®
Base Colors, Halftone Colors
Special Effects Color Card: shows Metallic, Pearlescent, Interference, and MultiChromatic effects mixed with clear
PACKAGING
All items listed below are available in gallon containers.
‘LF’ ITEM
NUMBERS
Colors with a stock number containing ‘LF’ indicate a lead-free alternative that replaced a lead
containing color. All colors listed in this document are lead-free.
Stock
Number
Standard Printing Colors
Stock
Number
PPLF10
Primrose Yellow
PP58
Tinting White
PPLF11
Lemon Yellow
PP59
Tinting Black
PPLF12
Medium Yellow
PP60
Orange
PPLF13
Emerald Green
PP61
Yellow
PP19
Fire Red
PP62
Warm Red
Pantone Matching System® Base Colors
PPLF20
Brilliant Orange
PP63
Rubine Red
PP21
Peacock Blue
PP64
Rhodamine Red
PP22
Ultra Blue
PP65
Purple
PP24
Black
PP66
Violet
PP26
Mixing Clear
PP67
Reflex Blue
PP27
Overprint Clear
PP68
Process Blue
PP50
Barrier White
PP69
Green
PP52
Opaque Black
PP75
Super Opaque White
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PACKAGING
Additives/Reducers are available in gallon containers.
Cleaners are available in gallon, 5 gallon, and 55 gallon containers.
Flatting Paste
Stock
Number
IMS301
RE180
Thinner
IMS201
RE183
Retarder
Stock
Number
PP48
Additives/Reducers
Clean Up
Premium Graphic Press Wash
Premium Graphic Screen Wash
Nazdar® stands behind the quality of this product. Nazdar® cannot, however, guarantee the finished results because Nazdar®
exercises no control over individual operating conditions and production procedures. While technical information and advice
on the use of this product is provided in good faith, the User bears sole responsibility for selecting the appropriate product for
their end-use requirements. Users are also responsible for testing to determine that our product will perform as expected during
the printed item’s entire life-cycle from printing, post-print processing, and shipment to end-use. This product has been
specially formulated for screen printing, and it has not been tested for application by any other method. Any liability associated
with the use of this product is limited to the value of the product purchased from Nazdar®.
Based on information from our raw material suppliers, these products are formulated to contain less than 0.06% lead.
If exact heavy metal content is required, independent lab analysis is recommended.
Nazdar Worldwide Headquarters
8501 Hedge Lane Terrace, Shawnee, KS 66227-3290 USA
Toll Free: 866.340.3579 or Tel: 913.422.1888 Fax: 913.422.2296
e-mail: custserv@nazdar.com
Nazdar Limited
Barton Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, England SK4 3EG
Tel: + (44) 0.161.442.2111 Fax: + (44) 0.161.442.2001
e-mail: technicalservicesuk@nazdar.com
http://www.nazdar.com
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