Hydra Cool Base is a flexible, semi-opaque base that provides more coverage and a matte finish. Hydra Cool Base is designed to be pigmented with Virus AquaTint Pigments to create your own ink colors or for use with the Virus Mixing System to achieve Pantone® color matches on light and dark garments.
Hydra inks produce a very soft, velvety light hand feel on garments. Hydra inks are formulated to be printed on 100% Cotton fabrics, through mesh counts up to 305 t/in, guaranteeing the softest hand and retention of high quality details with astonishing accuracy.
Hydra inks are created using high technology content but remain very easy to use. Hydra inks ensure extraordinary dot-gain control that allows for the highest printing precision and low ink consumption - saving you more money at the press than other water based inks on the market.
Technical Data Sheet
Thoroughly mix AquaTint Pigments into Hydra Clear 120E base. Create your own ink colors or use the online Virus Mixing System to create Pantone® color matches for light and dark garments. "Dark garment" color formulas are designed to be printed on top of a white underbase, regardless of the garment color. If no underbase will be printed, use a "light garment" color formula. Once pigments are thoroughly mixed into the base, 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 305 t/in
Any direct or indirect water resistant emulsion
Recommended: CP Tex Emulsion, for use with water based and plastisol inks.
60/90/60 or 70/90/70 Durometer Squeegee, Sharp Edge, 25° Angle
320°F (160°C) entire ink film for 90 seconds
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.***