TZ

APPLICATION

Screen printing ink for direct printing on natural fabrics, especially cotton as well as synthetic fibres such as polyamide and polyester. Also suitable for polyurethane, leather, synthetic leather, TPU/TPE (thermoplastic urethanes or elastomer) and rubber.

Combined with suitable printable hot melt adhesives TZ is also suitable for the production of textile transfers.

  • With hardener SVC/H: Glass (mainly sheet glass), ceramics, duroplastics, metals and chromium-plated surfaces.
  • With hardenerZ/H: Thermoplastics, especially pre-treated polyolefines, i.e. polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (HD-PE, LD-PE), PMMA (acrylic glass), polyamide (PA), cellulose acetate, various duroplastics as well as metal and coated surfaces.

PROPERTIES

  • Screen inks TZ are solvent based screen printing inks. They can be processed as 1-component and (alternatively) as 2-component ink with hardener.
  • Processed as 1-component ink TZ dries physically, as 2-component ink physically/chemically-reactive and results in a satin gloss finish.
  • Applied on suitable substrates TZ prints are highly elastic and flexible.
  • Processing as 2-component ink (=with hardener) is especially recommended for: o prints on difficult substrates, e.g. synthetic fibres o high requirements regarding adhesion and mechanical resistance. o chemical resistance against detergent solutions (60°C) and dry-cleaning.
  • TZ inks are suitable for outdoor applications.
  • Note: Because of the variety of substrates, pre-tests are essential. The above mentioned substrates, especially synthetic fibres may show different properties due to various types of surface treatments. It is also advised to check efficiency of possibly required pre-treatment of substrates (cleaning/degreasing, flame/corona/plasma treatment) or maybe even post-treatment (flame-drying).

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COLOUR SHADES – OVERVIEW

  • Mixing System: C-MIX 2000 12 colour shades for mixing of RAL, PMS and HKS colours.
  • Opaque: Standard Colour shades with medium to good opacity.
  • Standard HD Highly opaque colour shades.
  • Process Inks “180” colours 4 transparent colour shades according to Europe scale.
  • Bronzes: B / AB / MG Gold, silver and copper shades.
  • Special colour shades are available upon request.
  • More information about available colour shades in the detailed tables in section Colour Shades.

CHOICE OF PIGMENTS AND LIGHT FASTNESS

Colour shades of TZ ink range contain pigments with a high light fastness. Light fastness and weather resistance will reduce if thinner layers are applied or if base colours are mixed with a high ratio of white or varnish.

Applied on suitable substrates TZ inks are suitable for outdoor applications.

  • ZGM C-MIX 2000 colours with extra high colour density: The transparent or semi-transparent C-MIX 2000 colours of ZGM have about 50% higher pigmentation than the usual C-MIX 2000 shades. Therefore, very brilliant colours with a high intensity can be achieved, especially on transparent substrates such as glass or PMMA. If required, a mixture of 2 parts of C-MIX 2000 colour with 1 part varnish ZGM/E50 or ZGM/E50-MT (matt varnish) will result in the usual C-MIX 2000 colour density.

ADJUSTMENT FOR SCREEN PRINTING

  • Screen printing inks TZ are not supplied in a ready-to-print adjustment.
  • Processed as 1-component ink (without addition of hardener): Ink is adjusted to printing consistency by addition of thinner or retarder (stir with mixer or agitator).
  • Processed as 2-component ink (with addition of hardener): As 2-component ink TZ inks have to be mixed with hardener at a specified ratio prior to processing. Thinner is added after addition of hardener. The mixed ink should be allowed to pre-react for approx. 15 minutes prior to processing (recommendation). Processing is then possible for a specified period of time (=pot life).

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE AND TECHINICAL DATA SHEET FOR MORE DETAILS

Download the Brochure here. (3MB)

Download the Technical Data sheet here. (132KB)

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