XL

APPLICATION

Screen printing inks for printing of thermoplastic items, which are sensitive to tension cracks, especially injection moulds made of polystyrene (PS), ABS and other co-polymers, such as housings, cans, other containers, and various promotional items. In addition, XL inks can be used for printing of polystyrene boards, PET-G, PVC self-adhesive foils, PMMA boards and injection moulds (acrylic glass).

PROPERTIES

  • Screen inks XL are solvent based 1-component screen printing inks. They dry by evaporation of solvents.
  • XL inks have been formulated with especially mild solvents to obtain lowest possible strain of plastics sensitive to tension cracks.
  • XL inks result in a glossy finish.
  • XL inks exhibit good resistances against cosmetics (skin cream etc.). However, as this is a 1-component system the extremely high resistances of 2-component systems, such as our range Z cannot be achieved.
  • XL inks show good weather resistance.
  • Note: Because of the special issue of “tension cracks” pre-tests are essential. In that respect, please note that depending on the type of plastic material, the injection moulding production process and the printing conditions, tension cracks may even appear several days after printing.

Download the Brochure here. (3MB)

Download the Technical Data sheet here. (88KB)

COLOUR SHADES – OVERVIEW

  • Opaque: Standard Colour shades with medium to good opacity.
  • 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 XL 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 screen printing inks XL are suitable for outdoor applications.

ADJUSTMENT FOR SCREEN PRINTING

  • Screen printing inks XL are not supplied in a ready-to-print adjustment.
  • Depending on local conditions the ink is adjusted for printing by addition of 10 to 20 % by weight thinner or retarder (stir with mixer, agitator).
  • Prior to printing, the inks should be stirred well to obtain a homogeneous dispersion of all ingredients.

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE AND TECHINICAL DATA SHEET FOR MORE DETAILS

Download the Brochure here. (3MB)

Download the Technical Data sheet here. (88KB)

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