PL Carmen is phthalate free finished ink used to achieve an elastic, soft touching and opaque Carmen covering effect in textile printing with a perfect balance of Carmen color, creaminess, and opacity for the best press performance and color design. It can be printed on 100% cotton and cotton – polyester blend (up to 50%-50%) fabrics. If cured correctly as advised, the dry-wet rubbing and washing fastness are high.
PHYSICAL CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance : Carmen Ink
Odour : Slight
Density : 1,47 g/cm³ (26 °C)
Viscosity : [(25 °C) sp: 7, rpm: 2 Brookfield ] : 1.900.000 – 2.000.000 [mPa.s]
Printing : In order to have more coverage and elasticity in the print of PL Carmen , double print is advised with a flash cure. If you are printing on a dark garment you need underbase PL White .
Screen : Silk screens that are made of 43 – 120 Metric / 110 - 305 US should be used.
Squeegee : 60 - 80 Shore V type squeegee should be used.
Mixture : In you need of improve the elasticity of PL Carmen , PL ULTRA ELASTIC BASE can be added. PL Carmen can be mixed with PL series colours. To reduce the viscosity, PL Regulator can be added (1-3 %) into PL LB Carmen . Before use, please stir the ink well. Do not use any additives that are not advised. After using, the screen should be cleaned with the synthetic thinner.
Curing : Should be cured at 160 °C for 1,5 – 2 minutes. Metric
Should be cured at 320 °F for 1.5 - 2 minutes. US
SAFETY & STORAGE
Printing should be done in ventilated places not to have inhalation problems. It does not harm the skin in case of contact. You should seek medical assistance in case of contact with organs like eyes and mouth. Keep containers dry and tightly closed. Store in a ventilated place between (+5)-(+30) °C of temperature. It should be consumed within 12 months after the production date.
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