NPT Opaque Chino Base allows you to produce extremely soft prints on medium and darker fabrics. Use NPT Chino White as an underlay and mix colors with Opaque Chino Base by adding up to 30% C3 Color Boosters to 70% Base. Print NPT Opaque Chino mixed colors as a stand alone on dark garments to produce that “worn and washed” look with a very soft hand or print NPT Chino White as an underlay and overprint with the colors to have brighter colors. Create thousands of subdued shades by adding up to 30% C3 Color Boosters.Prints through very high mesh counts for minimum ink usage. Create that “worn and washed” look now on dark fabrics. NPT Opaque Chino Base is a Non-Phthalate product.


  • Easy to mix and print.
  • Excellent printability with no viscosity modifications.
  • Extremely soft and supple to the touch with less hand than most water base inks.


Print through fine screen mesh up to 305 mc in (120 mc cm). When cured at 320ºF (160ºC), NPT Opaque Chino will have excellent wash and wear qualities.


Product should be mixed in clean vessels using clean mixer blades and utensils. Any contamination from other ink sources or non approved additives could make inks 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: EH0245
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: Low
Coverage: High Opacity
Printability: Excellent for fast production
After Flash Tack: Low


Profile: Square
Type: Polyurethane
Angle: 10° - 20°
Speed: High


Mesh: Up to 305 mc in (120 mc cm)
Underlay: NPT Chino White (made by mixing 30% EB9256 into this)
Emulsion Types: Capillary film, Direct, Indirect
Cleanup: Bio-degradable screen wash


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