SILEXTREME MATTE HD BASE is a high density specialty ink designed to be printed for a raised embellishment and brings a clear matte effect to your silicone printing needs. This translucent ink system can be used alone or in combination with other SilExtreme Silicone Inks. Print through heavy coatings of emulsions or capillary film for desired HD effect, this ink transfers extremely clean for the ultimate edge definition. Can be used with Silextreme Pigments and Toners for maximum opacity and effect.

Simply add 3-5% SX0515 SILEXTREME CATALYST and 2-4% SX0516 SILEXTREME Retarder by weight of the total ink, thoroughly mix and you are ready to print. Base can be formulated with pigments from 0-20% by weight for great opacity.

SILEXTREME MATTE HD BASE can be used with any other SilExtreme Silicone Inks to bring a greater variety of effects to your graphic embellishments. The composite print will have a high degree of stretch and durability in the wash process. They exhibit extremely supple hand and drape-ability.

Low cure temperature is another plus for this product series. All SilExtreme inks should be cured at a minimum of 270 degrees F for 1 minute dwell. Higher temperature cure does not negatively affect the silicone product.

SILEXTREME inks are printable on both manual and automatic printing presses. SILEXTREME inks can be ironed without re-melting the ink film, unlike
other types of ink.


  • Flexible ink film with outstanding stretch and resistance to cracking.
  • Very good supple print with great hand and drape-ability.
  • No PVC, no lead, no phthalates, no formaldehyde, no APEO's
  • Passes major brand durability testing including 5 x 60 wash test.


Simply add 3-5% SX0515 SILEXTREME CATALYST and 2-3% SX0516 SILEXTREME Retarder by weight of the total ink, thoroughly mix and you are ready to print. Base can be formulated with pigments from 0-20% by weight for great opacity. Only catalyze enough for up to 1 day of print production as the catalyst creates a pot life. For maximum opacity and brilliance of the colors, use print - flash - print method.


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.

Product Overview:

Brand: Rutland
Product Code: SX0407
Industry: Inks
Application: Screen Printing
Category: Specialty Inks
Sub Category: High Density
Chemistry: Silicone
Substrate(s): Poly
Best Used By: 12 months


Fusion Temperature: 270°F
Fusion Time: 4-6 seconds seconds


Finish: Matte Finish
Coverage: High Opacity
Printability: Good to Excellent
After Flash Tack: Low
Bleed Resistance: Excellent


Mesh: 86 to 160
Emulsion Types: Non-phthalate compliant
Cleanup: Press Wash or Ink Degrader


Thinner: SX0514 SXT Viscosity Reducer


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