Green Galaxy Black Matter Plastisol Ink - Quart
Black Matter is a high performance / soft hand plastisol ink. Due to its creamy nature and soft hand Black Matter has a thin body and should be printed through a higher mesh. This makes it optional for a fashion hand or feel and for printing high detail work such as simulated process.
Black Matter can be used with mesh between 230-305 (can be used through lower mesh but not recommended).
Use with a standard plastisol or hybrid emulsion.
Ready to use, right out of the bucket. Black Matter may be reduced with a curable reducer but there is really no need as it is so creamy already. Black Matter is compatible with most plastisol additives. Always test mixing ratios and washability before going into production.
Black Matter can be pulled or pushed manually. We recommend flooding the screen prior to printing. Ensure that you have proper off contact of between 1/16” and 1/8" to allow ink to properly transfer to the substrate. Be careful not to use too much presser or too low of mesh during printing as you could lose detail or muddy your print due to the thinness of the ink.
Black Matter is a fast flashing ink. Flashing typically occurs at 220°F. Test for flashing; ink should be dry to touch. Be careful not to over flash as this may cause fusing issues with over printed ink.
325°F through the entire ink. Test dryer temperatures before a production run. Wash test printed product prior to beginning production run.
Clean Up Instructions:
Use plastisol screen wash such as Ryo Plastisol Screen Wash or Enviro Wipe . You can also use plastisol ink degradents in a wet clean up environment such as Enviro Wash or Citra-Paste . We do not recommend the use of mineral spirits sparingly, as it may break down screen adhesive.
Store in the original closed packaging at temperatures between 45°F and 100°F. Higher or lower temperatures may change the viscosity of the product. Keep container tightly closed.
General Safety Precautions:
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flame. Do not breathe vapors. Wear protective gloves. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using product. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Dispose of in accordance with local, regional, national and international regulations as specified.
Compare to: Baja Black
Good deep dark color but feels dry on screen
by Jfrost -
The black matter plastisol ink has a great opaque black look. The end result looks good. However it doesn't have any slippery feel to it when printing with it. Pushing a squeegee across a screen with this ink is hard as the ink doesn't facilitate the gliding and slipping across the surface of the screen the way other plastisol inks do. Even the white comet plastisol has a slight oily feel on the squeegee and screen for an easy stroke. The black however is less viscous.
We have had tremendous problems curing this ink and not having it rub or wash off. We just had to run a batch of 500 prints through the dryer a second time, hitting 365 temp to keep the ink from rubbing off the shirt by hand. This ink requires a different cure time than indicated in the description, beware!