10080PFX EC Foil Resist Additive Highlights - KIT

Product Information Bulletin
10080PFX EC Foil Resist Additive
Mix Wilflex Foil Resist Additive with most plastisol inks to create a printable ink that
resists foil adhesion. Used correctly, Foil Resist Additive should have minimal impact
on the ink’s normal printing parameters.
Compliant with CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) 2008, Section 101,
Lead Content in Substrates (<300 ppm lead); 16 CFR, Part 1303, Lead in Paint (<90 ppm
lead); and CPSIA 2008, Section 108, Phthalates (<.1% DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, DNOP).
Works with a variety of fabrics and plastisol inks (white inks excluded).
Effectively resists foil adhesion.
Easily mixes into plastisol inks.
Maintains the original print properties of the ink (flash, viscosity).
Produces a soft, smooth surface.
Printing Parameters
Opacity N/A
Bleed Resistance N/A
Smooth Surface N/A
Flash N/A
Gloss N/A
Printability N/A
Fabric Types
100% Cotton, Cotton/Poly blends
Counts: 86-305 t/in (34-120 t/cm)
Tension: 25-35 n/cm² recommended
Printing Tips
Mix up to 10% by weight into Classic plastisol or Epic inks.
Ensure that Foil Resist Additive is thoroughly mixed into ink(s) before printing.
Inks mixed with Foil Resist Additive can be used for non-foil printing applications.
Use consistent, high-tension screens to optimize performance.
When possible, print and flash foil adhesive inks before printing foil resist colors.
Printing foil resist colors last in the sequence will reduce exposure to flash heat and
“touch off” onto other screens.
Colors mixed with Foil Resist Additive should be printed wet-on-wet whenever possible
to reduce the potential of overheating the ink.
Durometer: N/A
Edge: N/A
Stroke: N/A
Direct: N/A
thick film: N/A
Off contact: 1/16” (.2 cm)
Perform 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.
Perform foil adhesion and wash test before beginning production.
Specific foil adhesion tests should be conducted with any high density, special effect or
particle containing inks.
Avoid excessive heat in the flashing and curing processes. Excessive heat may decrease
the effectiveness of the Foil Resist Additive. Adjust the time and temperature settings
for the flash station and dryer to reach minimal ink gel and full cure temperatures
Not recommended for use with any fast fusion inks like MCVFF-E or SSVFF-E.
Most white inks will not resist foil adhesion, even with 10% of Foil Resist Additive. DO
NOT ADD higher levels of Foil Resist Additive to white inks.
For best results, apply foil within 24 hours of printing. Foil applications after 24 hours
may produce inconsistent or undesirable results.
If Foil Resist Additive is used as a separate printing screen, apply foil with heat press and
check for wicking into fabric.
Stir plastisols before printing.
Do not dry clean, bleach or iron printed area.
Any application not referred in this product bulletin should be pre-tested or
consultation sought with Wilflex Technical Services Department prior to printing.
Email: techserviceswilflex@polyone.com
Wilflex™ inks by PolyOne.
Gel: N/A
Cure: N/A
Pigment Loading
Extender: None
Reducer: None
65°-90°F (18°-32°C)
Avoid direct sun.
Use within one year of receipt.
Clean Up
Wilflex screen wash
Health & Safety
MSDS: www.polyone.com
©2009 PolyOne Corporation All Rights Reserved. Effective 5/05/2009. 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.
Wilflex Foil Resist Additive :: 02.2012
Gel/Cure Temperatures