Information About Plastisol Inks
Plastisol inks are widely used in garment printing. They are
easy to print, do not dry in the screen, can be very opaque
on dark garments, and will adhere to most textiles. They are
composed primarily of two ingredients, PVC resin and plasticizer
(a thick, clear liquid). Plastisol inks have one outstanding
characteristic, they must be heated to dry. For a complete
cure, they must reach 290-330º F.
Plastisol inks can be printed on virtually any surface that
can withstand the heat required to cure the ink and is porous
enough to permit good ink penetration. Plastisol inks do not
color the fibers like a dye. Instead the ink wraps around
the fibers and makes a mechanical bond with the fabric. For
this reason, they will not adhere to non-porous substrates
such as plastic, metal, and glass.
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