Green Galaxy Comet White HSA Water Based Ink
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Comet White by Green Galaxy is the first Phtalate and PVC free water based ink that performs like plastisol, but feels like water based ink. Light, creamy and easy to use Comet White stays wet in the screen during printing longer than any other water based white we have tested. With the ability to print through mesh sizes ranging from 110-305, Comet White not only prints great it feels amazing on the shirt. With an extremely soft hand, bright and crisp look and flexible nature, Comet White is the best thing to hit the screen printing since White Plastisol.
"Ryonet`s Comet White ink is the best thing that has ever happened to me or my shop. We just tried it today for the first time and are seriously talking about entirely switching over from plastisol. Please tell me it comes in five gallon drums."
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.
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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I just got into the screen printing industry, I pride myself in offering only water-based inks. I was using at the time Aqua Inks. I consistently ran into the issue of my screen drying out fast. I used 5% retarder which helped expend the life of my screens, but when my screens clogged, it got messy. I used comet white a few times. It is my personal opinion that the screen stays open longer without the need of retarder. Although I continue to use and offer Both water-based inks green galaxy is my go to water-based ink. Lastly, I find the stretch test to hold up better than its competitors. I hope this review helps buyers in the decision making process when thinking about testing this product.
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