ES0209 NPT Sparkle Base is designed to enhance the look of glitter flakes when printed onto textiles. Glitter flakes are normally slightly subdued because of the clear base that surrounds the flakes. This base is extremely clear and allows the brilliance of the flake to fully develop. This base for Glitters and Metallics is designed to give that glimmer look. It is super clear and gives a more brilliant sparkle. Provides excellent adhesion to the flakes to minimize flake off. Non-phthalate for RSL compliance.


ES0209 Sparkle Base allows addition of up to 15% glitter flakes. Print through appropriate mesh for the size glitter flake being used. Print with a sharp edge, medium durometer squeegee, with heavy pressure. The heavy pressure allows the base to shrink away from the flake. Cure at 320ºF (160ºC.). Wash test garment to insure good adhesion. Too much print pressure can cause too little base to be on the surface for a good adhesion to the flake. Note: Some minor flake off is normal because some of the flakes can break off when first rubbed.


Do not dry clean, bleach, or iron the printed image. 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.


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: ES0209
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: Clear
After Flash Tack: Low


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


Mesh: As per flake size used
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.