SPECTRUM SCREEN INKS
Spectrum Colour card Colour matches from 1 Litre/Kg
Although our ink ranges cover most substrates, we can reformulate to obtain better adhesion in our onsite Research and Development.
SPECTRA VINYL GLOSS & MATT - Self adhesive vinyl’s and coated Polyesters, Rigid PVC, ABS, CAB. (for PETG use Spectra-Ply)
Thinning & Coverage - SPECTRA VINYL GLOSS & MATT inks should be thinned with SVT Thinner 11011 up to 30%. For detail work or printing in hot conditions use a SVR Retarder 11012. For printing Rigid PVC use our SPRVT Rigid Vinyl Thinner. Using a 100T Mesh and thinning 25% an approximate coverage of 70 m2/ltr may be expected.
Drying - Solvent evaporation, air drying.
Cleaning – Use our Universal Screenwash.
CORRI-KEY - A wide range of substrates such as Fluted Board, Correx, Coated Polypropylene, Coated Polyester, Rigid PVC, ABS, CAB, Polycarbonates.
Thinning & Coverage- CORRI-KEY inks should be thinned using the CVT Thinner 11035 . For detail work and/or printing in hot conditions use CVR Retarder 11034.
Drying - Solvent evaporation, air drying. Cleaning - We recommend Universal Screenwash or Screenwash Extra for cleaning screens and equipment.
NYLO-KEY - Nylon, Clothing , Umbrellas, Boat Sails and Leather.
Thinning - NYLO-KEY inks can be thinned up to 30% using NKT Thinner 11020. For detail work use NKR Retarder 11021. A 55 T mesh may have to be used for opacity.
Drying – Solvent evaporation, air drying. Cleaning – Use our Universal Screenwash.
SPECTRA 2PAC - Most plastics, Glass, Metals (coated or uncoated), Wood, Chipboard, Many Laminates, Hardboard & Printed Circuit Boards.
Mixing Catalysts - SPECTRA 2PAC is a 2 - pack system. At temperatures up to about 20°C the mixture will remain printable for about 8 hours. Always stir the catalyst thoroughly before mixing with the colours. Mixing ratios vary according to the catalyst selected.
Mixing ratios by weight;
5 : 1
3 : 1
3 : 1
1 : 1
2 : 1
1 : 1
These ratios can be varied according to individual needs.
Thinning & Coverage – SPECTRA 2PAC inks can be thinned up to 20% with a SPECTRA 2PAC Thinner 11013 and/or SPECTRA 2PAC Retarder 11014.
Drying - Dry by stoving for best results.
Metals & Glass
10 minutes @ 130°C
15 minutes @ 80°C - 90°C
Cleaning – We would recommend our 11018, Screenwash extra cleaning screens.
SPECTRAFILM - Coated Papers, Posters, Art Paper, Display Boards, Wood, & Hardboard.
Thinning & Coverage - SPECTRAFILMinks can be thinned up to 30% with Thinner 11030 SFT, or for detail work, Retarder 11031 SFR.
Drying - Drying is by evaporation. Cleaning – Use our Universal Screenwash or Screenwash Extra for cleaning screens and equipment.
These recommendations are to assist you and do not amount to a guarantee
Never start a print run without first doing a test print.