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Home > Circuit Bridge Product Manuals and Instructions > Jacquard Professional Screen Ink Instructions



Jacquard Professional Screen Ink Instructions



These professional, permanent, screen printing inks are for many porous and non-porous surfaces. A technological break-through, open time on the screen has been greatly extended, giving the user more time to work with individual colors without having them dry in the screen. Jacquard’s Screen Printing Inks are archival and lightfast with great resolution. The opacity of the opaque colors is unparalleled. They won’t wrinkle paper when screening art prints. Clean up is easy with soap and water. The Screen Inks are washable and dry-cleanable on natural and synthetic fabrics. Fabrics must be heat set for permanence and durability, or allowed to air cure at least 72 hours.

Use decorator blocks, stiff brushes, or short napped roller for painting on fabric. Be sure to work color into fabric, avoiding excessive build up of color. Natural bristle brushes are preferable, as used for oil or watercolor painting. Stencils are useful for repeat designs and masking tape is an easy way to make stripes and crisp edges. Painting with a sponge can produce interesting half tone effects. Versatex will print effectively over light to medium tones, but will not hide dark tones.

Basic Usage

  • Thin as desired with water.
  • Prewash fabric before printing if necessary to remove sizing.
  • To heat set on fabric: iron on reverse side for 1 minute at appropriate fabric setting. Keep iron moving.
  • Use standard fabric setting for conveyors or commercial dryers.
  • Always test samples prior to production runs.
  • Opacity

    • Use White (JSI118) or Super Opaque White (JSI119) to print as a separate color or blend with other colors to increase opacity.
    • Also available are our Metallic inks for both opacity and metallic effects on all backgrounds.

    Curing

    • Jacquard Screen Inks are self-curing on most surfaces—no heat needed. For maximum wash fastness on textiles, heat at 250-300 degrees Fahrenheit for one to two minutes. Lower temperature, for longer periods of time may be required for some synthetic fibers.

    Clean Up

    • Clean up with warm water. Mild commercial detergents may be used to remove spots where the ink my have dried in the screen.

    Caution

    Always test this product for wash fastness, adhesion, and other requirements specific to your application prior to production runs. Non-absorbent surfaces such as plastic and metal need to be cleaned before printing. While Jacquard Screen Printing Inks are certified ASTM D-4236, good housekeeping is always advised.

 

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