SILEXTREME Opaque Mixing Base and RFU inks provide a unique embellishment system for your athletic and synthetic apparel needs. These silicone inks offer excellent opacity and coverage with great hand and drapability. The SILEXTREME Silicone ink system is designed to provide a matte ink film with high stretch-ability and laundering without cracking or loss of adhesion as well as great printability in both manual and automatic presses. The low cure temperature of these inks is perfect for dye sublimated as well as heat sensitive fabrics.
Use the SX0207 Mixing base with any of the SILEXTREME Toners at the recommended mixing guidelines to achieve a full range of athletic colors. Or use the SX0207 Mixing base with the SILEXTREME Pigment Concentrates using the mixing formulas outlined in the RGCC Mixing Calculator to achieve a full range Pantone colors. Prior to printing, mix the catalyst to any mixed color at 3-5% percent by weight of catalyst. 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 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.