158 Creamy Glacier White is the latest, most dramatic white. It
exhibits a brilliant whiteness, so white it almost glows! Glacier White
has a soft, creamy consistency that is easy to print but also has a
very high opacity. It has good flash times and fair low-bleed
qualities. Prints on 50/50 cotton poly blends and 100% cotton.
Excellent for use as an under-base as well as a “finish” white where you
need areas of a design to pop out.
PRINTING RECOMMENDATIONS: Screen meshes in the range of 74-110
(29-43cm) are recommended for best opacity. So creamy it prints easily
through a 230 mesh without reducing for maximum opacity. Direct
emulsions, capillary film or indirect stencil films are all suitable for
screen preparation. Screens of 20 n/cm or higher are strongly
recommended. If using lower tension screens adjust off contact
accordingly. Use just enough squeegee pressure to deposit the ink on the
surface of the shirt. This enhances opacity and helps ensure a good
cure. Try not to drive the ink into the fabric. Squeegees in the 60-70
durometer range, round or sharp edge depending on preference, work well.
FLASH CURING: Depending on your flash unit, "Glacier White" will
flash in 3 seconds, (10 watts per sq. in/heating area) or 4-5 seconds
(6-7 watts per sq. in./heating area).
CURING: Recommended cure temperature is 325o F (160o C) for 60-90
seconds, depending on the curing unit and thickness of ink deposit. The
ink film must be heated throughout to thoroughly cure. When thoroughly
cured the ink is 100% washable. Low wash temperatures and cool dryer
settings are recommended. Do not iron or dry clean.
FINISH: Glacier White cures to a very flat and smooth finish.
Excellent for a base plate or used as a highlight. Smoothness requires
filling the nap of the weave. A more open screen may be needed for
better opacity. Off contact allows the screen to clearly break away from
the surface of the garment.
SUBSTRATES: Glacier White is designed to provide maximum opacity
on dark fabrics, 100% cotton or cotton/poly blends. It has good
MODIFIERS: Glacier White is ready to use. Modification is not
necessary unless you're trying to achieve a special effect or use. Any
extenders will affect opacity. QCM's DT-01 detackifier can be added
at a ratio of 1-2% (not to exceed 5%) to reduce viscosity while
maintaining opacity. XOLB-158 has excellent shelf life and with cool
storage will maintain its creamy consistency.