IC Softhand Clear Fashion Base - 5 Gallon

$219.99   $44.00/gal


SKU: # IKPL-720LF-5G
$219.99   $44.00/gal
Soft Hand Additive, also known as Soft Hand Base or Fashion Base is perfect for creating softer prints with plastisol ink. Unlike curable reducer which simply thins the ink down, Soft Hand Base maintains the body of the ink but still allows it to go through a higher mesh screen. If you are looking to achieve a soft hand or fashion feel in a screen print, Soft Hand Additive is just what you need.
Preparation

Screens must be coated with a plastisol or hybrid emulsion. Post-hardening the stencil is recommended for long print runs. If using with a pigment system, mix in pigment at the desired shade or level. 1-10% is normal for standard pigments and up to 20% for fluorescent pigments. Inks may be thinned with Curable Reducer, if a lower viscosity is required, up to 10% max.



Application

Print wet-on-wet without flash curing. Degree of color/wash fastness is dependent on proper curing.



Mesh

36 to 305t/in. The mesh count being used will determine how much squeegee pressure should be used.



Squeegee

60-80 Durometer. Can also use 70/90/70 triple durometer squeegees. Typically heavy squeegee pressure is preferred.



Emulsion

Use RXP, HiFi or any standard plastisol emulsion.



Cure Instructions

325°F through the entire ink film. Test dryer temperatures before a production run. Wash test printed product prior to beginning production run.



Clean Up

Plastisol screen wash such as Citra Paste. You may use mineral spirits sparingly, as it my break down screen adhesive.



HMIS

H (1) F (1) R (0) P (B)



Storage

Recommend storage at 65-90°F. Avoid storage in sunlight and moist, humid air.

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