SILEXTREME Ready For Use Black Ink has a high degree of stretch and durability with an extremely supple hand. A low cure temperature is another plus for this product series. SILEXTREME inks are printable on both manual and automatic printing presses. Unlike other type of inks, SILEXTREME Black RFU can be ironed without re-melting the ink film and possesses a high wash resistance.
Prior to printing, mix the catalyst at 3-5% percent by weight of of ink. Use 3% for longer open time, 5% for the shortest flash. Only catalyze enough for up to 1 day of print production as the catalyst creates a pot life. For extreme hot shop conditions, SILEXTREME retarder can be used at 0.5-3% to extend the screen open life of the catalyzed inks. For maximum opacity and brilliance of the colors, use print - flash - print method.Recommendation:
SILEXTREME inks require 4-6 seconds of flash time when pallets have been preheated and will cure when the ink film reaches 260F, generally seen when passing through oven with a minimum of 60 second dwell time. For maximum stretch-ability, a thicker ink layer must be built up, specifically when printing on high spandex stretch or compression fabrics. Certain chemicals in dyes and fabric finishes can poison the cure of silicone inks. Sulphur, amines various antimicrobials, and some textile finishes may affect cure and adhesion of silicone inks. Always test prints before running full production to ensure proper cure and effect. Difficult fabrics like 100% Polyester, sublimated (camouflage) polyesters,etc. may require the use of SILEXTREME BLACK BARRIER as a first down base.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.