Union Maxopake Inks are the most opaque plastisol colors available in the market today. They are highly versatile and can be used for direct manual or automatic machine printing on light and dark colored garments. Proper use of Maxopake inks will eliminate the need for a white underbase screen on 100% cotton substrates, while the high level of opacity will deliver accurate color when printed over low-bleed under base inks when the substrate requires bleed resistance. Approximate shelf life = 12 months. Contact seller if you require an SDS (Safety Data Sheet) for this product.
Maxopake series inks can be used to print dark or light colored 100% cotton garments. Maxopake colors can be directly printed on 100% cotton garments or light colored cotton/poly blends garments. An appropriate low bleed white plastisol such as PLHE-1070 Diamond White or ATHP-1070 Poly White should be used as an underbase where bleed resistance is required. The Maxopake series will also cover accurately over our low bleed grey under base products (PLHE-1500 Barrier Grey and ATHP-1550 Cosmic Barrier Grey). Opacity and Viscosity can be adjusted with PLRE-9000 Reducer or PLUE-9090 Extender Base.
Use 86-230 (34-90 metric) monofilament polyester. Can be printed through higher mesh counts on light-colored fabrics with the addition of Reducer/ Detackifier (PLRE-9000) or Extender Base (PLUE- 9090).
For optimum curing, we recommend a minimum ink film temperature of 300°F (149°C). This can typically be achieved by a dwell time in the oven of at least 1 minute in the oven set at a temperature above 300°F.
Maxopake inks are supplied ready to print. If necessary reduce with small amounts of Reducer/Detackifier (PLRE-9000).
Highest Opacity, For 100% Cotton or Light Color Cotton/Polyester, Easy to Print, For Manual or Automatic Presses