Plastsiol ink manufactured by One Stroke Inks are for screen printing T-shirts, athletic uniforms, jackets, and bags. One Stroke Inks formulates and manufactures many different plastisol inks for each type of fabric. As you read on, you will find that every fabric requires some sort of special attention. Plastisol ink for 100% cotton require great film strength to hold down all of the loose fibers. Plastisol ink for 50/50 blend T-shirts require good bleed resistance. Plastsiol ink for nylon uniforms, jackets, and bags require excellent adhesion, high gloss, and durability. Plastsiol ink for 100% polyester uniforms, jackets, and bags require the greatest bleed resistance available. One Stroke Inks creates all plastisol inks with a purpose, including our full line of special effect inks.
As heavyweight T-shirts become more popular, plastsiol must do better to hold down the fibers that fight so strongly to peek out from underneath your print. One Stroke 480 Series and Colormax Series are best for the job. The 480 Series have a standard opacity and a soft hand effect. 480 Series is available in a very large selection of colors and perform very well on light and medium colored fabrics. The Colormax Series has a much higher opacity than the 480 Series and it does a better job of fighting down the fibers. Used primarily without a white underbase, the Colormax Series is a great time saver. There is a large selection of colors available in this series but it does utilize a different color selection than the 480 Series. learn more
Dye migration or "bleeding" is always a problem when printing on polyester material, eventhe blended 50/50 T-shirts. One Stroke recommends the Colormax Series on all medium to dark colored T-shirts. 480 Series will certainly work when printing dark colors on light shirts but an underbase is recommended when screen printing any 480 Series light color on dark shirts. This will help prevent dye migration or opacity problems. Colormax Series will save you the extra step. learn more
Nylon garments require a very high adhesion, durability, stretchability, and high gloss. One Stroke manufactures the 222 Series for printing on all nylon. This series will stick to any untreated nylon such as uniforms, mesh, nylon shorts, and some nylon bags without the use of nylon catalyst or additives. When printing on nylon jackets or bags that are waterproofed or water resistant, you should always add 10% catalyst to the 222 Series. The catalyst will give your ink a short shelf life. Without nylon catalyst mixed with the ink, the 222 series will have a shelf life like any of our other screen printing inks. 222 Series is available in a large selection of athletic colors. learn more
Polyester dye migration is a huge problem if care is not taken during the printing process. One Stroke strongly recommends the use of Sports Series inks for all of your polyester printing. This series offers the highest bleed resistance of any ink from One Stroke Inks. A white underbase is not required when using the very opaque Sports Series. These colors have a very high opacity on dark polyester. The new Sports Series will cure at the same temperature as any screen printing ink. However, excessive temperatures are not recommended with any polyester printing. The higher the heat, the more likely dye migration will become a problem. learn more
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