IC 7500 Ultramix Plastisol Pantone Mixing Kit - Gallon
The UltraMix 7500 Color System is economically priced and easy to use, UltraMix7500 inks offer faster wet-on-wet production speeds with less pressure and extremely low ink build-up. The color matching system consists of 15 intermixable colors that enable printers to simulate PANTONE colors on white and dark (with white underlay) fabrics.
- Formulated to provide simulations of the PANTONE color standards for light colored textile fabrics.
- High performance, low bleed (LB) plastisol formulated for ultra high speed automatic printing.
- Very creamy and short bodied with low tack for ease of printing; a significantly improved shear.
- Well suited for high definition and resolution with fine detail and halftone printing.
- Faster production speeds with less pressure. Can be printed through finer mesh counts.
This System Includes:
- 2: 7538 LF MIXING WHITE GAL
- 1: 7503 NP YELLOW GAL
- 1: 7505 NP SCARLET GAL
- 1: 7507 NP RED(BS) GAL
- 1: 7509 LF VIOLET GAL
- 1: 7511 NP MARINE BLUE GAL
- 1: 7513 LF BLUE A (#1) GAL
- 1: 7515 LF BLUE B (#2) GAL
- 1: 7517 NP GREEN GAL
- 1: 7536 LF BLACK GAL
- 1: 7519 NP FL. MAGENTA QT
- 1: 7521 NP FL. VIOLET QT
- 1: 7523 NP FL. BLUE QT
- 1: 7525 LF FL. GREEN QT
- 1: 7527 LF FL. YELLOW QT
- 1: 7529 LF FL. LEMON QT
- 1: 7531 LF FL. ORANGE QT
- 1: 7533 LF FL. PINK QT
- 1: 7535 LF FL. RED QT
- In order to achieve the best color matching results using the 7500 Series Color System, the specified system primaries must be used. Using colors other than the specified primaries will produce inaccurate matching results.
- Colors produced using the 7500 Series Color System will vary in opacity from translucent, semi-opaque and opaque. Colors will reproduce best on white or light colored fabrics. All colors were viewed and approved under cool white fluorescent lighting. Colors may appear metameric (not match well) when viewed under other lighting.
- Adding too much reducer or other additives to the 7500 series inks may cause curing/fusing or increased dye migration problems.
- Use an underbase print when printing 7500 series inks onto dark fabrics. Use 771, 7014 or 7041 white as an underbase ink. To achieve a softer hand and faster production speeds, print underbase ink through finer mesh counts (230 to 305 t/in or 90 to 120 t/cm mesh).
View International Coatings 7500 Online Mixing (Choose 7500 Series - Coated and click 'Color Formulations')
Application & Storage Information:
Light colored 100% cotton or cotton/polyester blends. Use an underbase for printing dark fabrics.
Colors should be printed without any modifications. If thinning is required, use IC curable reducer (1% to 5% by volume).
Screen Mesh and Emulsion:
110 to 305 any direct or indirect lacquer resistant emulsion. Use 35 to 70 micron capillary film for best results.
60-70 durometer: sharp dge 60-90-60 or 70-90-70 trtiple urometer: sharp edge.
325F (163C) entire ink film. Test dryer temperatures and wash test printed product before and during a production run.
Screen wash 147 or any environmentally friendly plastisol screen wash.
Storage of Ink Containers:
Recommend storage at 65F to 90F (18C to 32C). Avoid storage in direct sunlight. Keep containers well sealed.
The UltraMix 7500 inks will spot dry, with very low after flash tack, in 3 to 8 seconds depending on the spot dryer used. Too much heat and/or time may cause the ink to become sticky after flashing. Adjust flash unit accordingly. When spot drying, the ink should be just dry to the touch, with no lift off, but not totally fused. Totally fusing any of the flashed colors may cause inter-coat adhesion problems with the inks printed on top of the flashed ink. Final curing/fusing will occur in the dryer.
In order to properly run a color matching system there are a few key tools you need to have. First, you need a pantone book. The IC 7500 color system matches off coated pantone colors, so having a few books around is never a bad idea because it's a great tool to help customers choose what color matches their needs. Remember, also show the customer the COATED pantone colors. If you don't have a pantone color guide you can add one to this kit.
Empty quart and pint containers are a necessity in any screen printing shop that is mixing ink to match color, pigment into discharge, or using a pantone system. These containers are very durable ring long plastic containers and will last for years. They are the same containers we package our ink in.
The other thing that you must have is a gram scale. This ink is mixed by weight and the computer software as well as the formulation guide give you mixing ratio's and calculations to properly mix and match your ink. We recommend getting a scale that can calculate as low as a 1/10th of a gram for the highest accuracy. We carry scales that can mix up to a quart or up to a gallon depending on the maximum quantity you would like to mix.