Wilflex Epic Lava Meteor White Plastisol Ink
Wilflex™ Epic Lava is a non-phthalate finished ink formulated exclusively for Ryonet with a perfect balance of vibrant color, creaminess, and opacity for the best press performance and color design. Epic Lava's increased opacity helps printers get to color quicker on press even when using fine mesh screen sizes, saving printers ink and money.
- Bold and vibrant colors.
- Creamy Inks.
- Soft hand prints.
- Matte finish.
- Wet-on-wet printing.
- Short flash times, lower cure temperature.
WILFLEX™ COMPLIANCE INFORMATION
For single print colors, colors will reproduce best over white - light substrate or single white base plate on dark substrates. When direct printing over dark cotton, print-flash-print using lower mesh screens. For bleed resistance, use an under base white such as Wilflex Epic Polywhite.
Flash at 220°F (105°C) for 3 - 5 seconds and cure at 320°F (160°C).
Ink degradent or press wash.
Store at 65-90°F (18-32°C), avoiding direct sunlight. Use within one year of manufacturing date.
Compare to: Green Galaxy Meteor White Plastisol Ink
A very good ink
I'm giving this item 5 stars but I just a small caveat. I really really liked the previous version of the Ryonet Meteor White plastisol ink. I received this new Wilflex version while I still had about a pint's worth of the older Meteor left and it allowed me to compare the two products pretty well.
<br>First, the old meteor looks like a warmer white in the tub. The new is a cooler almost blue-white. The new ink has a lot more body - it's very reminiscent of the old Ryonet White plastisol (which I think used to be made by CCI). It isn't quite as hard to wrangle as the CCI stuff but it does feel stiffer out of the tub than the older Meteor White, even after stirring it for a while.
<br>Coverage is good. I've used 110 and 160 mesh screens so far with no issues. It is has good opacity.
<br>This is a very good ink and I think it's a good value for the price. I will continue to use it as my go-to white plastisol. My arms (manual printer here) kinda miss the smoother old stuff.
Bring Back The Old Meteor White
Really disappointed that Ryonet has stopped offering their green galaxy meteor white in gallons. It was so much better than this new collaboration with Wilflex. This new ink has good coverage, but is so much thicker and harder to work with. Even after tireless mixing, it's so thick that it will literally build up on the back of your squeegee and stand right up. My dad is in this business as well and has the same complaints. Feels like they ruined a good thing.
A Change for The Worse
by Mike The T Shirt Guy
Wow, what a disappointment this ink is compared to the older version of the white meteor. I see little difference between this and any other thick white ink. Please bring back the original version of white meteor, it was the white I've ever used.
New Lava Meteor White
Is there anything comparable to the old Meteor White we can still purchase? Not too happy with this new version. The old white was so much easier to print with and laid down just as bright.
Solid ink for everyday printing
by Block Alternatives
This is brighter than the ink we were using, prints easy and is creamy out of the can. The only downs side we see is the cure time seems to be a bit longer
Stinky Ink (compared to the other stuff)
I agree with some of the other reviews; I loved the former Meteor white. In fact, I'm not a fan of any of these new Lava inks I've had the misfortune of purchasing, and the new cost is considerably more. They are not as easy to work with as the ones previously available were. Unfortunately, I may have to look elsewhere for my inks (actually I already have).
by Sandlot S.
After going from the Green Galaxy Meteor white to this, I am very disappointed. The ink is very thick, and doesn't have the greatest of coverage. Not going to buy it any more, switching to a different cotton white ink.
BRING BACK METEOR WHITE!
ONE OF THE WORST WHITE INKS IVE EVERY USED, I WAS A HUGE METEOR WHITE FAN! Bring it back!!
<br>the wilflex is too thick even on my auto, it likes to crawl up my squegee and flood bar. Wayy too thick.
<br>i even tried the low bleed wilflex and it has a terrible look to it on blends, almost like leather. Off to the market of white inks again but screenprinting.com loses my business on whites for now!
Night & Day, Wilflex is the way to go!
I was reluctant at first when the new Wilflex Meteor White was announced. After watching the intro video on YouTube that explained the improvements, I decided to give it a try. I am a one-man print shop. I finished up the old GG Meteor White and started the Wilflex Meteor White on back-to-back jobs. I was very in tune with that ink and it's feel. I was using a 156 mesh screen on both jobs.
<br>Opening up the Wilflex to modulate the ink, I did become very concerned with the thickness of the ink. However, printing the ink was NIGHT & DAY different from one ink to the other. It was smooth and easy. I honestly couldn't believe it. In the 3 years I've been printing, it was by far the best experience I've had with printing white it.
<br>I also appreciate Ryonet's commitment to evolve their products. No one can improve by doing the same thing.
Wheres my green galaxy!
Couldnt agree more with other reviewers. Cure time is longer, much harder to work with even after it is warmed up (and I love in South Florida, its never cold her) I had some serious issues with not curing long enough since my conveyer was dialed into the meteor white.
<br>Furthermore, I ordered Green and Red.. i got a weird teal, and what was basically red. VERY disappointed, didnt use the green and red at all. Ryonet equipment, great! This Ink Collab... idk, not a fan at all.
too thick, not my go to white...
I prefer the original Meteor - while this stuff has nice coverage, it's just way too thick. The original Meteor had a soft, creamy, smoothness right out of the container, it was absolutely wonderful to work with - it restored my hope in White ink - this one is such a chore to work with, so much pre-stir... The benefits of coverage are eclipsed by how hard it is to use.... Really wish they'd go back....
missed the mark
We were completely unhappy with this ink. Can't get it to look white no matter how we underbased it. Please bring back Green Galaxy's Meteor white. That was amazing and we need it back please
BRING BACK METEOR WHITE!
by L. Stargel
This ink is nothing like Green Galaxy Meteor White. It is thick and builds up on your squeegee bad.
BRING THE OLD STUFF BACKKKKKKK!
i agree withe everyone the old stuff was great i loved it, at least give us a option to buy and you can still sell this stuff for those who like it
Too thick and hard to work with!
Tried wilflex white, was really thick and hard to work with... found a gallon of meteor white hidden on my ink shelf, used it and it's night and day difference. Will not order this stuff anymore! Bring back meteor white!
It likes to climb up a squeegee handle
This is a followup review to an initial impression write up that already posted. I've used a gallon of the stuff and some small characteristics have become a bit of a big annoyance by now.
<br>This ink is really good at one thing - accumulating and climbing up a squeegee handle.
<br>Many other posters here stated they missed the old "original" Meteor White plastisol and like them, I really liked that ink. It has a smooth creamy texture that didn't have so much body that it would all bunch up the squeegee blade and then up the squeegee handle. The end results were opaque and soft. In my mind, it needed no further improvements. It was a great go-to white plastisol.
<br>This one has some good points to it. It is opaque and provides good coverage but I find having to scrape off the several ounces from my squeegee and wood handle to be an annoying new routine I have to do now that I use this ink.
Bummer.... This new ink replacement in disappointing.
Opened up this new ink after depleting the last 5 gallon tub of the original Meteor White. Very disappointed in the difference. We are a craft printer and expect a soft handed print. This ink, even when reduced, is sticky and chunky. Happy to pay more if you bring back the old ink....