Colourant's are concentrated pigment dispersions for colouring water based products. The pigments in the dispersions are ground to an extremely fine powder and then dispersed into water. They will easily pass through the finest of meshes without clogging. Add these dispersions to our screen binders to achieve the colours and effects you require. The Colourant's can be added singly or in multiples, creating an infinite number of colours, shades and effects. These colourants can be used for colour matching you can email your Pantone reference and if we have matched it before we will give you our formula.
Fluorescent (some times called Day-Glo) Pigments are finely ground dry powders. Not being dispersed in water means they can be mixed into any screen printing medium, water based or otherwise. They will easily pass through the finest of meshes without clogging. To retain the fluorescent effect these pigments should not be blended together or mixed with other colourants. Fluorescent pigments can fade quicker than normal water based pigments when exposed to strong light.
All our water based textile inks require heat to achieve maximum wash resistants. Our recommended curing schedule for most of our textile inks is 180º centigrade for 2 minutes. This is only a guide as under some conditions you may need to alter the dwell but not the temperature. Aqua Screen Cool Cure Additive can be added to speed up the curing process . The Aqua Screen Cool Cure Additive can also aid wash resistance when it is not possible to attain 180º centigrade. We recommend a wash test is carried out before commencing a print run.