ES0231 is designed to provide great adhesion when printed onto textiles. It gives superior wash fastness when cured at 320ºF (160ºC). Combined with higher temperatures and longer dwell times in the dryer, a variety of looks can be achieved. ES0231 is used as the under base in producing the Faux Leather print technique. Technique cards are available with print instructions for the Faux Leather.Puff Base for creating a blister or bubbly surface.Can be colored with C3 Color Boosters for a full variety of colors.


  • Puff Base for creating a blister or bubbly surface.
  • Provides excellent printability with no viscosity modifications.
  • Can be colored with C3 Color Boosters for a full variety of colors.
  • Non-Phthalate formulation to comply with new regulations restricting phthalates.


ES0231 allows addition of up to 30% C3 Color Boosters to enhance the color of the design. Prints through mesh count range from 83-156 mc in (32– 62 mc cm) and up to 400 Micron Capillary Film stencil on the screen. The cure temperature can be varied from 320°F (160° C.) to 350° F.( 177° C.) to create finished prints that range from slightly puffy and stretchy to prints that have pock marks, dimples and craters.


Claira Colors™, bases, modifiers and additives should be mixed in clean vessels using clean mixer blades and utensils. Any contamination from other ink sources or non approved additives could make Claira Colors™ test positive for the restricted phthalates. Do not dry clean, bleach, or iron the printed image.


Rutland Plastic Technologies does not knowingly add plasticizers containing the phthalates listed and outlined in California Bill 1108, CPSIA HR-4040 and Oeko-tex Standard 100. The plasticizers identified may include di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP), (DIBP) Di-iso-butyl, and (DMP) Dimethylphthalate, including esters of ortho-phthalic acid and are not direct ingredients in the manufacture of Claira High Opacity Non-Phthalate Inks. Rutland Plastic Technologies does not test the final product for amounts of the aforementioned phthalate plasticizers and esters and encourages all users to conduct testing for their intended use.

Disclaimer: Not all Rutland products are available in every country. Please check with your local representative for availability. The data presented in this leaflet are in accordance with the present state of our knowledge, but do not absolve the user from carefully checking all supplies immediately on receipt. We reserve the right to alter product constants within the scope of technical progress or new developments. The recommendations made in this leaflet should be checked by preliminary trials because of conditions during processing over which we have no control. Recommendations for use do not constitute a warranty, either express or implied, of the fitness or suitability of the products for a particular purpose.

Product Overview:

Brand: Rutland
Product Code: ES0231
Industry: Inks
Application: Screen Printing
Category: Specialty Inks
Sub Category: Base
Chemistry: Plastisol
Substrate(s): Cotton
Best Used By: 12 months
Certification(s): ISO9001


Fusion Temperature: 320°F
Gel Point: 160°F


Viscosity: Medium
Coverage: Medium Opacity
After Flash Tack: Low


Profile: Square
Type: Polyurethane
Angle: 10° - 20°
Speed: Slow/Medium


Mesh: 86 to 156 32-62 mc cm
Emulsion Types: Capillary film, Direct, Indirect
Cleanup: Bio-degradable screen wash


Thickener: M00010 Thickener #10


Storage Temperature: 65°F - 95°F (18°C - 35°C)
Storage Notes: Avoid direct sun.