"Water based ink forged in the darkness of space." Enter a whole new world of water based printing with Pitch Black from Green Galaxy. Specially formulated to stay wet while printing, cover fabric, and wash extremely well, Pitch Black offers a new view on easy to use eco friendly water base ink. Great for wet on wet printing on fabric and paper, Pitch Black not only holds detail but best of all feels soft on a shirt while maintaining the boldness of black.
Ready-to-use water based ink for screen printing on fabrics. Can be printed on polyester or dye migrating fabrics with optional use of Green Galaxy™ Warp Drive low cure catalyst.
Can be used with any mesh between 156-305.
We recommend using a water-resistant emulsion like Baselayr Complete. It is recommended to degrease your screens with Baselayr Emulsion Prep. For extended screen life and long print runs it is recommended to post expose the screens and/or use an emulsion hardener like Baselayr Emulsion Hardener.
This product can be mixed with other Green Galaxy™ HSA Water Based Inks.
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. 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 leave your screen flooded completely. If your ink begins to scale over, spray with water to rewet 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.
Printing on an under base:
Green Galaxy™ HSA Water Based Ink colors can be printed on top of Green Galaxy™ Comet White, or discharge under base. Ensure that the under base is properly flashed so that it is dry before printing color on top. Perform wash test to ensure inner layer adhesion.
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
After printing, 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 dried 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.
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As someone who is very new to this process, I was struggling to have success using other black inks. I finally bought this and I am blown away. Its thin and floods the screen well and prints like magic.
MY FAVORITE WATER BASED INK
I love using this ink! From the darkness of the black to the drying time, this is a great ink to use if you’re a beginner.
Hey Screen Printer! Great feedback for all the beginners out there, thanks for taking the time to share. We hope you can share some pics of your rad work in the future! Keep on Powering the PRINT!
I like using this ink. Works really well.
Too THIN. Awful Ink. Not like the other Green Galaxy inks.
I love the Green Galaxy Comet White ink, it was the best I've ever used so I tried the Pitch Black and was terribly disappointed. This is exactly what's wrong with most water based inks, it's completely liquid. The ink spreads everywhere, is terrible with low mesh screens. I was hoping for a thicker, creamy ink like the Comet White or even the texture that is shown in the photo but it's not. It's all liquid and terrible to print with.