7014 Legacy White™ is a low bleed, high pigment, fast ashing, low tack, non- phthalate plastisol screen printing ink. It has a creamy viscosity and medium body, making the ink suitable for both auto and manual processes. This offers superior performance through fast production speeds, and its brightness and opacity.
7014 Legacy White™ will spot dry, with a very low after ash 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 because too much heat may actually make the ink tacky. When you spot dry, you are only partially fusing or gelling the surface of the ink. The ink should just dry to the touch, with no lift o , but not totally fused. Totally fusing the underprint white may cause inter-coat adhesion problems with the inks printed on top of the white ink. Final fusing or curing occur in the dryer.
7014 Legacy White™ is a low bleed ink, not a non-bleed ink. On some types of fabric, bleeding or dye migration may occur. Always test print the fabric to be printed before beginning production. It is best to do some long term testing on fabrics to determine if they are going to bleed. Bleeding or dye migration may not occur right away. This ink was formulated to make printing opaque white easy. Hand printing is less tiring because less squeegee pressure is needed. The result is improved operator performance. Automatic equipment can be adjusted to lower pressure settings, thus improving screen life, squeegee durability and overall print quality.
Compared to other opaque whites, 7014 prints easily and you will find that a finer screen mesh can be used for the same opacity as a more open mesh. This means less ink will be used, a real money saver in terms of ink usage. It also means a softer hand on ashed fabrics.
Adding any reducers or additives can lower bleed resistance, reduce opacity, or increase cure times of the ink. STIR the ink prior to printing on press and after addition of reducers or additives.
Test dryer temperatures and wash test printed product before and during a production run.
Use with any plastisol resistant emulsion and cure at 325 degrees F. Please see the data sheets below for more details.