3801LF Foil Adhesive is a clear adhesive used to produce brilliant
metallic foil designs on textiles. The adhesive can be printed directly
onto the fabric or directly on the foil as a conventional transfer.
Designs made with 3801LF adhesive may be applied to light or dark
100% Cotton and some cotton/poly blends.
3801 Foil Adhesive should be printed directly from the container without modifications. Stir adhesive well prior to each use.
Screen Mesh and Emulsion:
Any direct or indirect lacquer proof emulsion.
Use 70-80 micron capillary film for best results.
Recommend: 86-110 t/in mesh for T-Shirts
Recommend: 74-86 t/in mesh for Sweatshirts
60-75 Durometer, sharp or beveled edge.
For direct printing on fabrics - 325°F entire ink film
For transfer printing (adhesive on foil) - 240°F to 275°F
Test dryer temperatures and wash test printed product before and during a production run.
Any environmentally friendly plastisol screen wash.
Recommended storage of ink containers is 65°F to 90°F. Avoid storage in direct sunlight and keep containers well sealed.
Foil is applied colored side up and aluminum looking (dull) side down. Rub foil with eraser immediately after application to help remove any wrinkles. Allow transfer to cool completely (20-30 seconds) after application before removal of foil sheet. Pull foil sheet off slowly.
It can be helpful to tint the 3801LF Foil Adhesive to the color of the foil being applied with a small amount of conventional plastisol. This process will help to keep small pinholes in the applied foil film from being noticeable. For example, use a few grams of yellow or gold plastisol in the 3801LF Foil Adhesive when using gold foil. Use a few grams of black or gray plastisol when using silver foil.
300°F to 325°F. try lower temperature first for best results.
T-Shirts = Medium (40lbs)
Sweatshirts = Medium to Heavy (40lbs to 60lbs)
The brightest foil effect will result when the foil is first removed. To achieve a textured matte foil finish, re-seal the garment or hat in the transfer press for 3-4 seconds after the foil carrier film has been removed.
For best durability of the foil after is is applied, is is recommended that the garment be hand washed or machine washed (delicate cycle) inside out and line or air dried. Do not use bleach. Do not iron printed area.