Green Galaxy Interstellar Celestial Pearl HSA Water Based Ink
Nestled within the crystalline beaches of the newly discovered planet of Agau, we unearthed the rare celestial clam. The pearls of these elusive creatures can be ground into the finest of dusts, lending its luster to everything it touches. What's more intriguing is the female clam creates an iridescent pearl, whereas the male creates a golden pearl.
Green Galaxy™ Celestial Pearl is a white/clear/pearlescent ink that can pigmented to tint the ink for pearlescent and metallic appearances.
Create whatever gold shade of metallic look you want with pigmentation using Green Galaxy Fusion or by adding Gold Star Pearl, Silver Flare, Gold Flare, ect. To achieve more sparkly effects add Gold Flare or for a silver / gold metallic combos and Gold Star Pearl. Print on Pitch Black with Comet White underprint to achieve silver metallic foil like effect. Also direct to garment on white, black, and any color garment to achieve gold metallic.
Can be used with any mesh between 90-230.
Stencil & Emulsion Guidelines
We recommend using either a water resistant emulsion like Green Galaxy™ CryoCoat and with mesh degreased with Green Galaxy™ CryoPrep degreaser. For extended life and long runs it is recommend to post expose the screens or use an emulsion hardener like Ryonet® Harden-X. Coat using a 2/1 or 2/2 method for a thicker stencil allowing for a greater ink deposit. E.O.M (Emulsion Over Mesh) Recommendations = 15
Be sure to stir product prior to use. Recommended to add 10% Flare Base for better wash fastness. You may also mix with Fusion Pigments up to 20% after neutral base is added. If you mix Silver Flare or Gold Flare at 10% or higher there is no need additional Flare Base.
Load screen with plenty of ink. Flood screen prior to printing. Green Galaxy™ HSA Water Based Ink can be printed with a push or pull squeegee stroke but we find a pull print allows you to control the ink better. If printing on an automatic, use a medium squeegee blade and medium squeegee pressure, two passes is typically recommended. After printing, flood screen allowing ink to sit on top of image to avoid drying. If screen clogs or exhibits dry ink in the print, re-flood and aggressively print again, this should clear the screen. If it does not clear the screen, spray a small amount of warm water into the stuck areas of the screen and wipe out with a rag. If you are leaving your screen for an extended period of time be sure to clean your image completely. If your ink begins to scale over, spray with water to wet the ink. Green Galaxy™ HSA Water Based Ink can be printed with other water based inks and with plastisol inks.
For flashing, forced air flash is optimal. Flash until dry to the touch.
Any Green Galaxy product may be used as under base such as Gamma Blocker, Comet White, Pitch Black (for metal look) and any color. If you separate your art for Celestial Pearl you can achieve up to or more than four effects by having it over lap Comet White, Pitch Black, Direct to Garment, or on top of any Green Galaxy color by overprinting all with this effect in a single screen.
Printed fabric should be cured for a minimum of 90 seconds at 360°F. Ideally, printed fabric should be cured for three minutes at 300-320°F. When curing with ovens that are smaller, we recommend the use of Green Galaxy™ Drive Low Cure Catalyst to ensure a final cure is achieved after 48 hours.
Testing & Precautions
For dye block testing: Dye migration is typically minimal due to the flake/bead+base content of the ink however are printing on a poly garment with a heavy load of pigment in the ink you can experience color shift. Print as directed and let the printed sample sit for 24 hours to check for dye migration. If dye migration occurs, use Gamma Blocker Black as an under base or add Warp Drive and reduce cure temperature.
For cure testing: After set period, perform a stretch test to ensure elasticity. It is always recommended to perform a wash test to ensure proper cure prior to going into production. You may also run abrasion testing to watch for flaking and test adhesion. Increase cure dwell time if testing fails.
Ink should be removed from screen as soon as printing is completed. General wash-up (on ink that has not dried) can be done with water, though using Sgreen™ Aqua Wash is much easier and recommended. For aggressive or dried screens, use Sgreen™ Aqua Wash to dissolve ink and blast out areas of stuck ink with water pressure.
Keep container(s) tightly closed. Store in cool, well-ventilated location that is locked.
General Safety Precautions
Do not breathe vapors. Wear protective gloves. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using product. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Dispose of this product in accordance with local, regional, national and international regulations as specified.