Shimmers can add a special effect that will give your garment a brilliant metallic sparkle. Recommended use is a 85 Mesh Count with no higher than a 110 Mesh. If metallic flakes are not passing through the screen a lower mesh count may be necessary. There is a tendency for these colors to penetrate the fabric fibers of cotton, cotton blends and some synthetic fabrics. A clear underbase through a 305 mesh is recommended to provide for a richer deeper color.
100% cotton and cotton/polyester blends. Always test print fabric before beginning a production run.
Shimmers should be used right from the
container without any modifications. Adding any reducers or additives can
lower the bleed resistance, opacity, or increase cure times of ink. STIR
the ink prior to printing on press and after addition of reducers or additives.
Note: There is a tendency for these colors to penetrate the fabric fibers of cotton, cotton blends and some synthetic fabrics. A clear underbase through a 305 mesh is recommended to provide for a richer deeper color.
Screen Mesh and Emulsion
use 60-110 t/in monofilament.
any direct or indirect emulsion or capillary film in the 35 to 70 micron range,
for best results.
60-70 Durometer: Sharp Edge
300°F depending on ink deposit, color and dryer efficiency. Allowances must be made for reflective nature of metallic inks. Test dryer temperatures and wash test printed product before and during a production run.
any environmentally friendly plastisol screen
Storage of Ink Containers
Recommend storage at 65°F to 90°F (18°C to
32°C). Avoid storage in direct sunlight. Keep containers well sealed