SILEXTREME Toners are part of our Silicone Ink series. Mix toners thoroughly with the SX0207 SILEXTREME Matte Base to achieve desired Athletic colors by using the mixing guide. Add 3 to 5% percent by weight of SX0515 SILEXTREME Catalyst and you are ready to print. Use 3% for longer open time, 5% for the shortest flash. In extreme shop conditions, SX0516 Retarder may be used from 1-3% to extend the open life of the ink in screens.

SILEXTREME Mixed inks print on 100% polyester and nylons, cottons and poly cotton blends. Some difficult fabrics may require an underlay with SILEXTREME BARRIER BLACK. SILEXTREME mixed inks have a high degree of stretch and durability in the wash process, and exhibit an extremely supple hand. A low cure temperature is another plus for this product series. SILEXTREME mixed inks are printable on both manual and automatic printing presses. Unlike other type of inks, SILEXTREME inks can be ironed without re-melting the ink film.


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


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.


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. Sulphurs, amines, some antimicrobials and textile finishes may affect cure and adhesion of silicone inks. Always test prints before running full production to ensure proper cure and effect.


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: SX5912
Industry: Inks
Application: Screen Printing
Category: Mixing Inks
Sub Category: Toners
Chemistry: Silicone
Substrate(s): Blends, Poly
Best Used By: 12 months


Fusion Temperature: 270°F
Fusion Time Other: 60 seconds. Film will cross link to a durable film over 24 hours.


Viscosity: Medium
Finish: Soft Hand
Coverage: High Opacity
Printability: Excellent
After Flash Tack: Low
Bleed Resistance: Good


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


Mesh: 86 to 305
Underlay: Depending on the fabric
Emulsion Types: Non-phthalate compliant
Cleanup: Non-hazardous screen wash


Thinner: SX0514 SXT Viscosity Reducer


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