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Printcolor 792

Series 792 Pad Printing Ink

Printcolor 792 is a two component, glossy and highly flexible pad printing ink for printing soft plastics, latex and rubberised materials..

Upgrade to Printcolor high performance inks; change to Series 792 if you are using Coates TP253.

The official technical stuff from Printcolor
Series 792 is a specialised ink system designed for pad printing flexible substrates while retaining the high chemical, UV and mechanical resistance usual in two component ink systems.   Printcolor 792 is a two component in (mix 4:1 with 700-HDA hardener) that gives exceptional adhesion on elastic and plasticized (soft) PVC materials such as soft-touch coatings and various thermo-set plastics, rigid PVC, latex, polyester coatings and many rubber, and natural or synthetic un-vulcanized materials.  A highly opaque, super glossy ink based on chemical and wear resistant resins. Printcolor 792 is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. Refer to the Technical Information and Series 792 MSDS documents for more details.

What we say about Printcolor 792
We like to think of 792 as a get-out-of-jail ink.  It’s not an ink most printers would need every day but it’s a star performer on soft-touch coatings and rubbery stuff, often sticking when nothing else will!  Trade printers love 792 for its glossy finish on products like stress toys, genuine leather compendiums, golf gloves and the like, and those ‘designer’ soft touch coating popular on pens, bottle openers and cosmetics.

Printcolor 792 does a fantastic job on those tricky rubbery substrates, producing a sharp, glossy, attractive and durable print.  It’s a good ink to have up your sleeve.

Hardener: addition ratio of 4:1 700-HDA hardener or 700-HDS hardener
Thinner: 700-017 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight for open well
Thinner: 700-019 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight for closed cup
Retarder: 700-018 medium retarder – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight

The good oil from our trade print room

  • 792 can be a bit tricky to get up an running until you’ve got the hang of it. It’s a very slow ink so an air blast on to the pad is essential for good transfer if your printing anything other than text and lineart.
  • Series 792 also screen prints really well.  It’s high pigment content produces exceptionally opaque prints.
  • It takes up to 4 hours to touch dry, so you have to lay out your printed product quite carefully.
  • We haven’t tried it, but some printers even use 792 on silicone materials – albeit with a bit of surface preparation and post treatment.
  • We like to use it to print stress toys.  It produces such a thick, glossy ink layer that coverage and colour is never and issue even on dark colour toys.

Mixing recipes available in the Printcolor Colour Mix Calculator – here



Printcolor 784

Series 784 Pad Printing Ink

Printcolor 784 is a two component, high opacity, wear resistant, universal pad printing ink for a wide range of plastics and metals.

Upgrade to Printcolor high performance inks; change to Series 784 if you are using Marabu TPP or TPY, Rucco T-70.

The official technical stuff from Printcolor
Series 784 has become a very popular two component ink with commercial pad printers around Australia because of its high opacity, excellent colour matching, glossy finish and trouble-free printing.  Printcolor 784 is suitable for an extraordinarily wide range of substrates including (but not limited to); rigid PVC, acrylics, polycarbonate, pre-treated polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), ABS and SAN, many lacquered and coated surfaces, nylon, as well as chrome, metals, aluminium (raw, anodized and brushed), compound materials such as Alucobond, Dibond and Vekaplan AL, wood and other natural substances.  Refer to the Technical Information and Series 784 MSDS documents for more details.

What we say about Printcolor 784
Printcolor 784 is a very easy to use ink system.  It is reasonably fast curing for easy work-flow, has a good long pot life, and is easy to keep running in open well or ink cup machines without much maintenance.  The 13 base colours are very high in pigment.  This gives outstanding print opacity, vibrant colour and good PMS matching making it an excellent ink for printers servicing the advertising and promotional markets where corporate colour accuracy and consistency is so important.   Printcolor 784 was designed for demanding industrial applications in the automotive industry, formulated to achieve a very tough cured ink layer with extremely high chemical and abrasion resistance and UV stability.  Series 784 is compatible with several Printcolor hardeners and additives so you can further tailor the performance of your print to meet the demands and conditions of your particular application.

We’ve seen 784 used in many demanding applications; external car badges and dashboard buttons, outdoor scientific test tags, yearly race passes, control boards and cosmetic containers and it’s never failed to perform long term.  We use 784 every day and have no hesitation recommending it as a good all-rounder for tradies, or as part of a highly tailored ink system for extreme industrial applications.

Hardener: addition ratio of 4:1 700-HDa hardener or 700-HDi hardener
Thinner: 700-017 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight for open well
Thinner: 700-019 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight for closed cup
Retarder: 700-018 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight

The good oil from our trade print room

  • A super user-friendly ink that’s gives a consistent quality print even over long print runs.  It’salways on our shelf.
  • An ink we instinctively reach for when printing long life consumer products and industrial components because of the high wear and chemical resistance of the print.
  • 784 runs so well in ink cup and open well machines and, being a medium speed ink, doesn’t require a lot of thinners maintenance during a print run, nor is it prone to  spider-webbing problems like most fast-drying inks.
  • Excellent pot life.  Officially 6-8 hours depending on ambient conditions, but we have run over 10 hours in an open ink-well press without too much bother.
  • It’s inherent stability makes it good for multi colour work as it’s easier to keep the first and last colours printing well without having to fine tune each station with faster or slower thinner.
  • Printcolor 784 also has excellent transfer qualities and will print images containing both fine detail and large areas of solid ink with relative ease.

Mixing recipes available in the Printcolor Colour Mix Calculator – here



Printcolor 754

Series 754 Pad Printing Ink

Printcolor 754 is a highly mechanical and chemical resistant, two component pad printing ink for plastics and metals.

Upgrade to Printcolor high performance inks; change to Series 754 if you are using Marabu TPU, Ruco T38, or Coates TP305 or TP260

The official technical stuff from Printcolor
Series 754 is an opaque, glossy ink system suitable for use on a wide range of plastic substrates including (but not limited to); rigid PVC, acrylic, polycarbonate, pre-treated polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), many lacquered and coated surfaces, some polystyrenes (ABS, SAN), aluminium and some metals.  Refer to the Technical Information and Series 754 MSDS documents for more details.

The extremely high chemical resistance and UV stability of Series 754 ink makes it ideal for use in demanding industrial applications like the automotive parts, machinery components and panel marking.  The very high mechanical resistance and flexibility of the cured ink layer has made Printcolor 754 the ink of choice for many golf ball manufactures and printers around the world.

What we say about Printcolor 754
754 is a real performer in the printroom.  754 will deliver consistently clear sharp prints even if you over or under thin it a bit, and it won’t muck you around with transfer issues or pot life problems.  754 is one of Printcolor’s most popular ink systems because of its high opacity and glossy finish, extremely high wear qualities, and it’s user friendly running.

Hardener: addition 10-20% 700-HDa hardener or 700-HDS hardener
Thinner: 700-017 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 20% by weight
Retarder: 700-018 thinner – addition ratio 5 – 10% by weight

The good oil from our trade print room

  • Sticks to lots of plastics and gives a really tough, durable print.
  • Sticks like glue to aluminium drink bottles.
  • It’s such a silky smooth ink to run in the press and doctors beautifully in both open well and ink cup machines.
  • When you make the change, don’t waste that old TPU, you can mix it with Printcolor 754 until it runs out.
  • An extremely versatile ink with a wide adhesion range, you’ll find yourself using it on more and more jobs.

Mixing recipes available in the Printcolor Colour Mix Calculator – here



Printcolor 752 pad printing ink

Series 752 Pad Printing Ink

Printcolor 752 is a one or two component, fast drying ink for printing various plastics and metals.

Upgrade to Printcolor high performance inks; change to Series 752 if you are using Marabu TPT or TPY, Rucco T18 or Coates TP300.

The official technical stuff from Printcolor
Series 752 is a highly opaque, semi-gloss, easy to use ink system.  It is formulated to achieve excellent adhesion on the widest possible range of plastics commonly used in advertising (promotional, toys etc) and industrial (automotive, pharmaceutics, cosmetics etc) applications.  The highly wear-resistant resins used in 752 make it an excellent choice when printing for demanding, long-term outdoor applications such as car parts or outdoor fittings.  Series 752 has Class VI Certification for application on medical and surgical components; download the Technical Information for more details.

Printcolor 752 gives exceptional results on most plastics including (but not limited to); soft and rigid PVC, some acrylics and polystyrenes (ABS, SAN), polycarbonate, pre-treated polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), many lacquered and coated surfaces, nylon and melamine.

Series 752 can, with the addition of adhesion promotor 700-PP, also be used on un-treated PP with excellent results.  Printcolor 752 is also a great ink to print metals such as; aluminium (raw, anodized, brushed), compound materials such as Alucobond, Dibond and Vekaplan AL, wood and other natural substances.  Series 752 is increasingly popular in Australia and New Zealand, proving itself to be a very good all-rounder for commercial pad printers.  Refer to the Technical Information and Series 752 MSDS documents for more details.

What we say about Printcolor 752
Series 752 is a great work-horse for jobbing pad printers because it has such a wide adhesion range on common plastics, and it does a great job on aluminium surfaces too.  We use 752 for a lot of cosmetic and automotive component printing because of it’s high chemical and wear resistance, and excellent UV stability.  752 is a very stable ink in the press that rarely gives transfer issues, it will print for you all day long even if you’ve loaded it up with hardener.  We find 752 a great ink for multi colour work as it mixes well with thinners of different speeds, giving excellent control of ink transfer across all of the printing heads.

Hardener: addition ratio of 10:1 and up to 5:1  700-HDa hardener or 700-HDi hardener
Thinner: 700-017 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight for open well
Thinner: 700-019 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight for closed cup
Retarder: 700-018 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight

The good oil from our trade print room

  • Printcolor 752 is a mainstay in our printroom. Easy printing and fast drying.  We commonly use it with a heat tunnel (especially for pens) as the printed product can fall into a box at the end of the tunnel without fear of print damage or set off.
  • 752 can be used as a one component ink (without hardener) on many plastics, although we tend to add 10:1 700-HDI hardener to ensure a harder wearing print.  You can also substantially increase the adhesion range of the ink by adding 5:1 HDi or HDa hardener, making it stick to more varieties of plastics.
  • We never fiddle with fast and slow thinners in 752, 700-017 medium thinners is all we ever use in it.
  • Absolutely the best ink for anodised aluminium and spun stainless steel such as that used for stainless travel mugs and water bottles.  Mix with 700-HDi or HDa hardener at 5:1 for this application.
  • As with all fast ink systems static spiderwebs around the point of the pad can sometimes be an issue, especially if your plate is a bit deep.  We’ve found this to be easily fixed by not allowing the ink to get too thick, using a steeper pad shape, or just moving the image away from the point of the pad a little.  Our new Anit-static Blue printing pads have proven to reduce the prevalence of static on all our high speed inks and 752 is no exception.
  • Screen printing with 752 is no worries either, but you may need to use a bit of retarder such as 10-03432 universal slow retarder to keep the screen open.
  • Excellent adhesion on flame treated PP and PE where fast drying for rapid packing and print turnaround is required.
  • Can be used on untreated PP by adding 20% 700-PP Adhesion Promoter plus HDa or HDi hardener at 5:1.  Printcolor 752 gives a much better result than Series 711 used this way, in fact we would go so far as to say that it’s a convenient alternative to using a dedicated PP ink like Series 712.  A very useful feature that can get you out of trouble if you don’t have a can of 712 on the shelf, and product pre-treatment isn’t an option.

Mixing recipes available in the Printcolor Colour Mix Calculator – here



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