Create a "Cracking" effect. The ink surface stiffens and breaks vertically and horizontally creating the cracking effect.
Create custom colors by tinting with AquaTint Pigments (5-10% by weight). Effect will appear after properly curing the ink.
Thoroughly mix AquaTint Pigments into Hydra Cracking Base E. 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
- Further Improve Screen Stability: Add 3-5% HYDRACRYL RETARDER
Up to 83 t/in
Any direct or indirect water resistant emulsion
Recommended: CP Tex Emulsion, for use with water based and plastisol inks.
60 Durometer Squeegee, Sharp Edge, 25° 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.***