What is FlexCure™?
International Coatings’ FlexCure™ products offer a 'flexible' curing range, from a low 275°F (135°C) to a standard 325°F (163°C). FlexCure™ inks are versatile. They can be used as low-cure inks and as standard cure inks; and they can be used with any of International Coatings ink products.
Why Is Low Cure Important?
The growing popularity of synthetic, polyester and performance fabrics has challenged printers in a couple of ways. Many synthetic fabrics contain temperature-reactive dyes that gas off and migrate well below the typical cure temperature of plastisol inks (320°F (160°C)). Many synthetic fabrics also shrink or melt when cured at standard cure temperatures. Lower curing temperatures mitigate these dye migration and heat-sensitivity issues.
FlexCure™ vs Low Cure
FlexCure™ inks give printers the option to select the cure temperatures that work best for them. FlexCure™ inks can be used as Low Cure inks or can be cured at temperatures ranging to a standard 325°F (163°C°). A flexible cure range eliminates the need to stock separate lines of ink for low-cure and standard-cure production runs - a bonus to the bottom line.
FlexCure™ inks are compatible with International Coatings' existing plastisol inks, including our special effects inks. No special treatments, settings or methods are needed to use FlexCure™ inks. They simply are the same great International Coatings’ inks, but better!
International Coatings Expanded Its Portfolio of FlexCure™ Inks!
Many of our most popular inks now cure at temperatures as low as 275°F (135°C). They are the perfect choice for printers looking to combat dye migration and block bleed on dyed fabrics.
A list of the FlexCure and Low Cure Inks -
7043 Guardian Gray Bleed Blocker (FlexCure™ )
741 Poly White (FlexCure™ )
7022 Cool White™ (FlexCure™ )
901 All-Pro™ White (FlexCure™ )
717 Ultimate Black (FlexCure™ )
902 All-Pro™ Black (FlexCure™ )
7500 Series Pantone Mixing Inks (FlexCure™ )
7600 Series General Purpose Inks (FlexCure™ )
900 Series All-Pro™ Inks (FlexCure™ )