Virus Foil Adhesive is a semi-transparent, water-based ink that is screen printed and cured prior to heat pressing textile foils, allowing the foil to adhere to the garment. Virus Foil Adhesive is also suitable for flock transfer paper. For best results, print through 80 t/in mesh. A heavier deposit of ink allows for the foil adhere the best. Mesh counts up to 125 t/in can also be used for Virus Foil Adhesive.
Printing Recommendations for Optimal Results
Always test print and wash test prior to beginning a production run. Results may vary depending on shop humidity and other factors. For questions, please call us at (800) 621-4173 and ask to speak to a Technical Representative about Virus Inks.
Mesh Count: 80 t/in
Squeegee: 60/90/60 Triple Durometer
Emulsion: Chromaline CP Tex Diazo (Suitable for Water-Based and Plastisol)
Dryer Temperature: 320°F
Cure Time: 2 Minutes
Squeegee Angle: 25°
Print Speed: Medium
Printing Process: Print (Double Stroke, no flash inbetween) - Cure at 320°F for 2 Minutes
Compatible Additives: To reduce viscosity, just add 3% of Virus Reducer. To slow drying in the screen for shops with low humidity levels, add 3-5% Virus Hydracryl Retarder.
Technical Data Sheet
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Ink should be printed right from the container, without modification. If additives are needed, select from the suitable additives below (all additives listed are Formaldehyde and Phthalate Free):
- Reduce Viscosity: Add 3% of HYDRA REDUCER 120
- Improve Wash Resistance: Add 3% UNIVERSAL FIX
- Further Improve Screen Stability: Add 3-5% HYDRACRYL RETARDER
Up to 80 t/in
Any direct or indirect water resistant emulsion
Recommended: CP Tex Emulsion, for use with water based and plastisol inks.
60 or 70 Durometer Squeegee, Sharp Edge, 20° Angle
320°F (160°C) entire ink film for 2 minutes
ReadyWash™ Ink Degradent specifically designed for water based inks
Recommended storage at 65°F to 90°F (18°C to 32°C). Avoid storage in direct sunlight. Keep containers well sealed.
**Recommended Pallet Adhesive: ReadyTack™ Pallet Adhesive is designed to be used with water based, discharge and plastisol inks. ReadyTack™ is more cost-effective than aerosol adhesives and will not break down while printing with water based inks, unlike other adhesives available on the market.***