- Doubles as a ready-to-use plastisol ink and as an ink mixing system.
- Its low cure property speeds up production while decreasing electrical costs.
- The ink has high opacity, producing bright, vivid prints while maintaining a soft-hand feel.
FN-INK™ helps screen printers that don’t have a lot of extra time or money, get the most effective and economical plastisol ink. With the FN-INK™ Mixing System, printers can mix almost any Pantone Coated Color while having the option to use the colors straight from the container if a customer doesn’t need color matching. The two-for-one plastisol line bolsters productivity and saves printers’ money.
The FN-INK™ Mixing White was formulated, designed, and balanced to be used with the FN-INK™ Mixing System colors to create Pantone Coated Colors. Mixing colors is simple. Pull up the software and select the Pantone color needed, grab and weigh out colors specified in the formula, and mix. It’s that easy.
FN-INK™ is a non-phthalate, plastisol ink. If customers don’t need a Pantone color, you can use the ink right out of the bucket. FN-INK™ was designed by screen printers, for screen printers to be easy to work with. The FN-INK™ line includes 15-ready-to-use colors.
The fact that FN-INK™ easily cures at lower temperatures (260 degrees), means shops can see real gains in production. Financially Necessary Ink was manufactured to be a great ink at a great retail price, day in and day out. Printers can have the peace of mind that their hard earned dollars are getting the best ROI with this FN-INK™.
Bring your art to life with an endless amount of colors. Start mixing custom colors with the FN-INK™ Mixing System today.
- Bold & vibrant colors.
- Creamy & Easy to Print Inks.
- Soft-hand prints.
- Wet-on-wet printing.
- Short flash times, lower cure temperature.
- Printers can mix custom colors or use ink straight from the container.
FN-INK™ MIXING KIT INCLUDES:
- FN-INK™ Mixing White
- FN-INK™ Black
- FN-INK™ Bright Red
- FN-INK™ Ruby Red
- FN-INK™ Lemon Yellow
- FN-INK™ Golden Yellow
- FN-INK™ Kelly Green
- FN-INK™ Light Blue
- FN-INK™ Royal Blue
- FN-INK™ Light Royal Blue
- FN-INK™ Navy Blue
- FN-INK™ Magenta
- FN-INK™ Fuchsia
- FN-INK™ Orange
- FN-INK™ Violet
Here's a breakdown for each kit:
- Pint Kit: pint of all colors, quart of Mixing White
- Quart Kit: pint of Magenta, gallon of Mixing White, quarts of remaining colors
- Gallon Kit: quart of Magenta, five-gallon of Mixing White, gallons of remaining colors
For single print colors, colors will reproduce best over white or light-colored garments. When printing on a base white, some color shift may occur. This is normal and can be adjusted for by either printing a thicker ink deposit with lower mesh counts or by print-flash-print the color. You can also choose a slightly darker color in the PMS book. When it’s printed over the base white, it will typically lighten up and be a closer match. When direct printing over dark cotton, there is no guarantee you will maintain color integrity due to each ink's inherent opacity. As a result, not all colors will have good coverage when printed directly to fabric.
If printing a new PMS color, test through a 156 mesh onto white fabric, cure, and color checked in a light corrected box, or light correct space. Printing onto mid- or dark-colored garments may require the use of a base white for best color reproduction. Since all PMS colors (across all ink mixing systems) vary in opacity and coverage, it’s recommended to test before running production.
- Pull up the mixing software on your computer or phone.
- Type in the Pantone number or scroll through the drop-down menu.
- Input the amount of grams of ink you need in grams.
- Click “Load Formula.”
- On the left side of the screen, the formula will appear. It’ll show the colors needed and the amounts. On the right, a lightning bolt will show the Pantone color.
- Place the container onto the scale and zero it out.
- Start adding the ink with the highest volume listed in the formula.
- Once the appropriate amount is in the container, set that color aside and clean off the spatula with an ink cleaner like Supreme Wash. You can also use a spatula for each color to avoid contaminating the inks.
- Zero out the scale again and add the next highest volume. Repeat as necessary.
- Once all the colors have been added to the container, use a clean spatula to mix the ink. Be sure to scrape the ink from the bottom of the cup and mix it into the rest of the ink.
For more information about mixing colors, please watch the video.
Flash at 180-200°F, for 3 - 5 seconds. Each shop’s operating parameters might be faster or shorter depending on your production variable. Cure at 260°F, the ink is cured when it hits 260 throughout the entirety of the ink layer.
*Cure is attained when the ENTIRE ink layer reaches 260°, meaning that the ink is 260° from the top to the bottom of the ink layer. If you are using a laser gun to read the surface temp, this WILL be misleading. Laser temp guns give you a reflective reading. When tested side-by-side with a donut probe, you will see temperature differences as great as 120°-150° early in the cure cycle (the donut probe accurately measures the contact temperature where the crosshairs reside). As you reach the end of the dryer, those temperatures will get closer together. As a direct result – you will need to read a surface temp as little as 60° above what stated cure temp is and as much as 100° depending on how short your dryer tunnel is and how hot your settings are. This is due to a few things:
- The rate that plastisol ink absorbs heat. Some colors will heat up faster than others as they absorb infrared heat waves more readily.
- How hot the ink is when entering the tunnel. Cooler inks will take longer to heat up, thus taking longer to reach cure.
- The thickness of your ink deposit. As we all know, thicker ink deposits take longer to cure than thinner ink deposits. A longer dwell time is needed to reach full-cure through the whole ink layer. Heat/IR waves take time to penetrate and heat up the ink.
- The length of your tunnel. Curing ink is about temperature and time. It takes time for the entire ink layer to heat up and reach cure temp. The faster and hotter you run, the greater your chance to not reach full cure temp at the bottom of the ink layer.
- Cotton garments take longer to heat up compared to polyblends or 100% polyester. This is due to the absorptive nature of cotton. Cotton soaks up and holds onto water. When putting the shirt through the dryer, the dryer will release the water in the cotton fibers, slowing down how fast ink heats up. This process directly relates to how water based ink heats up and reaches cure, just on a smaller scale.
- The quality of your infrared panels. IR Panels are not created equal. Without diving into the deep details, some panels are more efficient in creating heat within the ink layer than others.
When changing your dryer to low cure temps, follow the recommendations and parameters laid out above and do wash testing to ensure your new dryer settings are reaching full cure.
Ink degradent or press wash.
Store at 65-90°F (18-32°C), avoiding direct sunlight. Ideal when used within one year of manufacturing date.
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Ordered a month ago - Still haven’t received my complete order
A rep has been great at responding to my questions when I ask about my order, but it comes down to availability or the warehouse workers (I guess) Why I haven’t received my complete order yet. I ordered the pint set since that’s all I had enough for. I REALLY NEEDED Pink for a client I had. I asked if there were any other fast cute pink plastisol brands out there and I was told by ryonet chat that only fn ink has the fast cure time. I love fn ink so I decided to order the kit since it was available and didn’t go with another brand. Well, it’s almost a month now and I’ve received 3 different packages. Some pints here, some there, and one there but now I’m still missing violet. If I would have known it actually wasn’t available, then I would have chose another brand to retain my client. I’m a new small shop/company and it’s a big deal to me. I’m sure it’s not to other established companies, but it did set me back a bit.
Hey Joey! Thank you so much for your feedback and review! We sincerely apologize for the communication breakdown as this is kit has a lead time of about two weeks for us to completely have it shipped. We assemble this kit by hand, and we were also waiting for more of the components to arrive for our shelves. We completely understand your urgency, and have sent a message to our team to ship the Violet out ASAP as our stock just arrived and pour down is being completed. As soon as tracking is set, we will send it right over! If you have any further feedback you would like to discuss or any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call, chat, or email! Best, Kayli B
I underestimated the amount that was going to be sent. Colors are vibrant and I look forward to testing out the color combinations and mixing.
Hi Daniel! We are excited for you to try all the colors and all the possibilities! Thanks for leaving us a review, happy printing :)
Exact Pantone match and a smooth print
We've printed several jobs to include *** 300 and National Red that we couldn't get in hand because of limited inventory of a different brand. I am very pleased with the smooth print we got on a variety of cotton ts and a variety of fleece. The white used alone has similar results as the comet white water base with one pass. We did three passes with a flash in between and were very happy with a smooth bold white outcome. As an underbase we did one pass, flash and used the roq iron for a very smooth print. I would think similar results could be obtained with two rounds without the use of the iron or roller but we love to use the roq iron on all our prints. Its something we do on all our prints by choice.
Hi Amber! Thank you for leaving us such and awesome review with all the detail of your experience. Its awesome to hear how the kit worked out for you! Happy printing :)
Great ink kit for price
Love the ink easy to use great for a person starting out
Hello and thank you for leaving us a review on your recent purchase of the FN-INK Mixing System! We are excited that the System worked for your shop and you recommend it for other shops! Happy printing!
Definitely recommend this product. Very easy to use and i like that fact that i can just about make any color. Great way for us to expand and test out new products and colors on our website. Will definitely get more of this stuff. The consistency of the ink is very creamy and smooth. The white is amazing, and the fact that all of the inks works great as stand alone inks is awesome as well. Definitely good bang for the buck. Thanks a lot...