717 Ultimate Black (Formerly know as "Jet Black") is a non-phthalate, high pigment, fast flashing, low tack, high performance, plastisol screen printing ink. It provides a deep black color that is very creamy, short bodied and is easy to print on automatic or manual presses. 717 Ultimate Black achieves excellent penetration into fabrics when printing through fine mesh counts.
717 Ultimate Black was formulated to make printing opaque black easy, so hard printing is less tiring. The result is improved operator performance. Automatic printing equipment can be adjusted to lower pressure settings, thus improving screen life and squeegee durability.
717 Ultimate Black is not a color-mixing black ink.
Recommended fabrics: Cotton, cotton/poly blends and some polyesters
Ink application: 717 Ultimate Black should be used right from the container without any modification. If modification is necessary, use 1% to 5% by weight 1199 Curable Reducer.
Screen mesh and emulsion:
- Standard Colors -60 to 230 mesh
- Any direct or indirect plastisol resistant emulsion.
- Use 20 to 30 micron capillary film for light colored fabrics, and 35 to 70 micron film for dark fabrics
Squeegee: 60-70 durometer, sharp edge for light colors and beveled or sharp edge for dark fabrics
Cure temperature: 325°F entire ink film for 1 minute. Test dryer temperatures
before a production run. Wash test printed product before beginning
Clean-up: mineral spirits or any environmentally friendly plastisol screen wash
Storage: Recommended storage at 65°F to 90°F. Avoid storage in direct sunlight and moist, humid air.