11000PFXBB Epic Brittle White Highlights Printing Tips

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: techserviceswilflex@polyone.com
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.
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Wilflex™ inks by PolyOne.
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©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.
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