WOW-1015 Softee Base is a super soft, build-up free mixing base designed
specifically for wet-on-wet printing where a soft print finish is
desired. Softee Base, when mixed with other plastisol inks, will produce
an extremely soft print. Ideal for high volume print jobs, it will not
build-up on succeeding screens allowing for longer press runs with fewer
interruptions. When mixed with the super opaque XOLB inks, Softee Base
dramatically improves the wet-on-wet printability of any XOLB color.
Also, WOW inks are ortho-phthalate-free, gaining international approval
for environmental friendliness
Mix 50-75% WOW-1015 Softee Base
into XOLB or WOW inks and test for opacity. Add
more WOW-1015 Softee Base until you achieve the
160-305 mesh monofilament polyester
tightened to manufacturers specifications. For wet-on-wet
printing 230 mesh or higher is recommended.
Higher mesh counts allow for greater precision and a
softer hand. High tensions screens are recommended
Use any direct emulsion or capillary film.
Use a screen wash such as Plastwash or PW125 and an ink degradent such as PW145
For best results when printing wet-on-wet
use a sharp 70/90/70 or 70 durometer squeegee.
Reduce the off contact to 1/16th of an inch or slightly
less. Use a high squeegee angle, roughly 15 degrees
WOW and XOLB inks will cure at 325 F
over a 60-90 second period, depending on oven type
and thickness of ink deposit. A thicker ink deposit will
take longer to cure as the heat must penetrate
throughout the ink layer. Proper curing is very
important, always test product for full cure. Use Temperature Strips to measure the temperature within your
dryer and adjust as necessary.