Cool Sport™ Color (6100 Series) plastisol inks are newly reformulated using our proprietary CoolTech™ technology. The series features 13 bright, ready-for-use team-related colors.
CoolTech™ uses the same chemistry found in our popular Cool White™ (7022). CoolTech™ adds strength, elongation, and elasticity to inks, and enables Cool Sport™ inks to be printed on multiple substrates.
Cool Sport™ Colors are part of our expanding line of FlexCure™ screen printing inks. FlexCure™ offers a ‘flexible’ curing range - from a low 275°F/135°C to the standard 325°F/163°C.
COOL SPORT™ COLOR INKS:
- Contain a high pigment load for maximum coverage on dark garments, thus reducing the need for under-basing.
- Are suitable for printing on a variety of substrates including 100% cotton, 50/50 blends, non-woven polypropylene and some polyesters.
- Can print through higher mesh counts on light-colored garments or can be reduced to obtain soft-hand, opaque prints.
- Consists of brilliant, ready-for use, popular team and sport colors
- Print through higher mesh counts on light colored garments or reduce to obtain soft-hand, opaque prints
- Smooth, creamy and even consistency, and prints beautifully on automatic and manual printers
Cool Sport™ Colors will spot dry, with a very low after-flash tack. Dwell time is dependent on the spot dryer used. In some cases, you may have to lower the heat of the spot cure unit. Too much heat may make the ink tacky. When you spot dry, you are only partially fusing or gelling the surface of the ink. The ink should be just dry to the touch, with no lift-off, but not totally fused. Totally fusing any flashed color may cause inter-coat adhesion problems with inks printed on top of the flashed ink. Final fusing or curing should occur in the dryer.
Cool Sport™ Color inks are formulated with low-build performance characteristics; however, this does not mean that build-up will occur. 6100 Series inks may require flashing after 3 or 4 colors if printing a wet-on-wet design. Adding too much reducer or other additives to Cool Sport™ inks may cause problems with curing/fusing or increased dye migration.
Adding any reducers or additives can lower the bleed resistance, opacity, or increase cure times of ink. STIR the ink prior to printing on press and after adding reducers or additives.
Test dryer temperatures and wash-test printed product before and during a production run.