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Printcolor 660

Printcolor Series 660 “Nylobag”

Printcolor 660 is a two component multi purpose ink for printing synthetic and natural textiles and fabrics.

Upgrade to Printcolor high performance Series 660 if you are using Sericol Nylobag NB or Nylotex NX, Marabu Maraflor TK, or Proell Noripol.

The official technical stuff from Printcolor
Printcolor 660 is a highly opaque, two component multi purpose screen printing printing ink for synthetic fabrics, natural textiles and soft surfaces. The high quality of raw materials used in the formulation of 660 makes it suitable where extreme mechanical, UV or chemical resistance is needed. It is based on different polyester and acrylic-resins that give it the stable gloss finish essential for outdoor applications.

A highly opaque screen printing ink for industrial and graphic applications on a wide range of synthetics like polyamide (eg nylon), polyester materials (eg trevira), and blended fabrics with both synthetic and natural components, mostly cotton. Series 660 is suited to most common fabric articles (bags, ties, umbrellas, etc.), textiles (shirts, overalls, sportswear), sun blinds, flags, pennants and sails. Printcolor 660 can also be effective on difficult materials such as synthetic rubbers, TPE, soft touch surfaces, soft PVC and different urethanes and the manufacturing of fabric labels in the thermo transfer process. Refer to the Technical Information and Series 660 MSDS documents for more details.

What we say about Printcolor 660
Printcolor 660 is a versatile screen ink that performs well on textile and flexible substrates like umbrellas and tote bags tagless T-shirt branding, brief cases and travel bags. It also produces excellent results on difficult materials such as synthetic rubbers, soft PVC and urethane coatings making it perfect for pad printing leather products (real and synthetic), stress toys and soft touch coatings.

Hardener: addition ratio of 10:1 700-HDA hardener
Thinner: 700-017 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight
Retarder liquid: 700-018 universal retarder – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight
Retarder paste: 660-06 retarder paste – addition ratio 5 – 10% by weight
Screen Mesh: 43-80 Y PW PET 1000 up to 120-34 Y PW PET 1000

The good oil from our trade print room

  • We use Printcolor 660 a lot  on compendiums because it sticks to both real leather and synthetics so you don’t have to guess what the substrate is.
  • An excellent ink for branding tagless T-shirts producing a flexible, highly durable print that will stand up to many washes.
  • 660 regularly surprises us by sticking to rubbery, slick coatings that look and feel unprintable. It’s a finish that is increasing used on designer consumer items which we are presented with more and more, so we keep a couple of 660 colours in the print room as back-up.
  • Using 660-06 as a retarder paste to keep the screen open will prevent bleeding of the printed image on fabrics, and when combined with a flash and the right retarder and thinners ratio will allow handling of a synthetic fabric product such as an umbrella very soon after printing which saves space in the shop (a BIG problem with umbrella printing!).

Mixing recipes available in the Printcolor Colour Mix Calculator – here



Printcolor 382

Series 382 Screen Printing Ink

Printcolor 382 is a one component screen printing ink for PVCs and plastics.

Upgrade to Printcolor high performance Series 382 if you are using Sericol “Sericard CD”, Marabu “Maraflex FX”, or Rucco 31 VC

The official technical stuff from Printcolor
Series 382 was developed specifically for printing on PVC substrates used in the plastic laminating (eg. credit cards) and welding manufacturing processes. The bonding resins of 382 are formulate against discolouration during lamination and welding processes.

It is also suitable for a wide range of substrates such as rigid and flexible PVC, PVC adhesion foils, coated polyester, papers and coated surfaces. Formulated as a single component ink, Series 382 can be used with Printcolor hardeners HDA or HDR where greater mechanical, chemical or UV and outdoor resistances are required. Refer to the Technical Information and Series 382 MSDS documents for more details.

What we say about Printcolor 382
Series 382 is highly suited to most point-of-sale and industrial uses on labels and stickers, sign printing, and applications in the security area for the production of identity cards, credit and telephone cards for example.  The binder composition allows a laminating or welding under high temperature without destroying the ink layer or colour. Care should be taken with use on self adhesive foils or outdoor applications because of the plasticisers in the material. As the material ages and shows fluctuations in different areas, the ink-substrate bond may be adversely affected – you should carry out your own tests to determine suitability for use on long-term projects under local conditions.

The quality of raw materials used in formulating Series 382, together with the recommended hardener (HDA or HDR) make it suitable external use or where greater mechanical and chemical resistance is required.

Hardener: 382 is a one component ink – can add 10:1 HDa hardener to increase mechanical/chemical/UV resistances. Hardener will pot life.
Thinner: 017 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 20% by weight
Retarder: 018 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 20% by weight
Mesh: 77-55 Y PW PET 1000 up to 120-34 Y PW PET 1000 (max. 43-80 Y PW PET 1000)

The good oil from our trade print room

  • Printcolor 382 is a fantastic screen ink as it gives excellent adhesion and is fast drying for easy product handling.
  • It has a very thick, elastic-like consistency straight out of the can and may take a little more thinning than other ink Series. Mix through small amounts of thinner at a time, it will reach print consistency more quickly than you may think and will go watery if you over do it.
  • Printcolor 382 runs well with your standard medium thinner (017). A pretty straight forward to use but like all fast inks, it can develop static/stringing around the print if you run it too thick.
  • It is a single component ink which is convenient as it gives you unlimited pot life.

Mixing recipes available in the Printcolor Colour Mix Calculator – here



Printcolor 650

Series 650 Screen Printing Ink

Printcolor 650 is a one or two component universal screen printing ink for graphic and industrial applications.

Upgrade to Printcolor high performance Series 650 if you are using Sericol Polyscreen PS, Marabu Marapol PY, or Coates YN.

The official technical stuff from Printcolor
Printcolor 650 is a highly opaque, glossy screen printing ink based on extremely resistant basic raw materials for printing of various plastics, coatings, metals as well as Duroplasts. Series 650 has been formulated for hard wearing industrial applications and, when used in conjunction with relevant hardeners to increase chemical, mechanical and weather resistance, (i.e. Series HDA / HDS) will also give excellent long term outdoor performance.

Printcolor 650 is suitable for many substrates including soft and rigid PVC, pretreated polypropylene and polyethylene, coated polyester, PET-G, cellulose acetate, CAB, Polyolefin, coated or pre-treated polycarbonate, PMMA (pre-test), metals, aluminum (raw, anodized), composites (Alucobond, Dibond, Vekaplan VL).  Refer to the Technical Information and Series 650 MSDS documents for more details.

What we say about Printcolor 650
Printcolor 650 is a versatile screen ink that performs well on a variety of substrates.   It is a great work-horse for trade screen printers because it has such a wide adhesion range on common plastics, and it does a great job on aluminium surfaces too.  Series 650 is a very stable ink in the press that rarely gives trouble, having a good pot-life of between 6-8 hours (depending on colour and conditions).  We find 650 a great ink for multi colour work as it mixes well with thinners and retarders, giving you excellent control of ink consistency/speed on each station and making it easier to keep all your screens open and printing cleanly.

Hardener: addition ratio of 5:1 HDa hardener or HDi hardener and up to 20% (ratio 4:1) for demanding applications)
Thinner: 017 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight
Retarder: 018 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight
Mesh: 77-55 Y PW PET 1000 up to 120-34 Y PW PET 1000

The good oil from our trade print room

  • Printcolor 650 is super popular with sports bottle printers.  It performs well in rotary screen applications and gives excellent adhesion on flamed PE bottles.

Mixing recipes available in the Printcolor Colour Mix Calculator – here



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