EF Premium Poly White is a direct print low-bleed ink for controlling dye migration on 100% polyester fabrics, athletic uniforms or any other fabrics prone to dye migration.
- Stencils: Any direct emulsion or capillary film compatible with plastisol inks. Additives: Polyester low-bleed plastisols are supplied ready to print. Since plastisol inks "body up" as they sit in the container you should always stir the ink well to determine the actual printing viscosity before adding any reducer. The viscosity of Polyester Poly plastisol has been carefully formulated to sit on top of the fabric when printed. Reducing will cause the ink to penetrate into the fabric affecting coverage. Any chemical modification will also diminish the inks bleed resistance. Care should be taken if modification is deemed necessary. Very small amounts 0.5-1% by weight of PLRE-9100 Concentrated Plastisol Reducer should be adequate. Never add mineral spirits to any plastisol ink.
- Printing Instructions: For the best coverage, bleed resistance and brightest prints, adjust the off-contact distance and squeegee pressure to print the ink layer on top of the printed fabric rather than pushing the ink entirely through it. Also be sure to follow recommended emulsion coating techniques as well as exposure settings.
- Curing Instructions: Plastisol inks will not air dry and must be heat cured. Polyester low-bleed plastisols will fully cure and withstand repeated washings when the entire thickness of the ink deposit reaches 300°F (149°C). Be careful ink film temperatures do not exceed 330°F (166°C) as this temperature may facilitate dye migration.