Geo Lumina lighting or luminophores inks for printing on textiles

 

 

Description


Geo Lumina - luminous or fluorescent screen printing inks are charged by any light source, and in the dark begin to glow with phosphorescent light. Produced in two shades: blue and green. This blue comes ready to paint, and green – in the form of a powder which is mixed before printing, in a special database. Paints are designed for screen printing on light fabrics on a white substrate.

 

Print options


Types of fabrics

100% cotton, mixed cotton fabrics.

Mesh selection

32 threads/cm.

Recommended tension: 25-35 N/cm.

The choice of the doctor blade

Hardness: single-layer 65 Sh.

Speed: average.

Tilt angle: 75°.

Stencil

Emulsion: 2+2.

Printed gap: 2 mm.

The drying parameters

Intermediate drying: 93-99 °C.

Final drying: 160 °C, 2 minutes.

Supplements

Thinner: Reducer 77, Jet Reducer to 3% by weight.

Retarder: Hydra Retarder - up to 5% by weight.

Retainer: Special Fixer for resistance to washing up to 10% by weight.

Storage

Store at temperature 18-32º C.

Avoid contact with direct sunlight.

To use during the year of receipt.

 

Features


• luminous paint is ideal for fashion apparel, and for use in the field of security;

• used for printing on fabrics of 100% cotton and mixed fabrics;

• odorless;

• elastic paint with excellent adhesion;

• easy passage through recommended meshes.

 

Printing guidelines


• for best results, follow the recommended printing parameters and the number of grids;

• avoid excessive pressure on the squeegee when printing;

• for printing on dark fabrics, a white substrate is required, for example, First White E;

• exact drying times cannot be given due to objective differences in power, distance to the heating element intermediate drying, and the thickness of the applied layer of paint;

• when recommended meshes with an intermediate or minimum diameter of the filament;

• to optimize the printing process use a well-strained shape;

• before printing, necessary in dye to add 3-5% thinner Reducer 77, which prevents the thickening of the ink on the printed form, for subsequent dilution to use only the diluent Jet Reducer (1-3%);

• Hydra retarder Retarder helps to improve the stability of the paint on the stencil. Additive of 3-5% in the paint;

• to improve resistance to washing, a possible Supplement of up to 5-10% Special Fixer. The mixture's work time is limited to 8-10 hours;

• to clean the screen form in cluding the printing process used water.

 

Special recommendation


• test for drying are required prior to beginning the print run. Insufficient or excessive drying will result in poor stability of the print to wash, and poor adhesion of paint. The temperature on the surface of the impression with intermediate and final drying must be monitored with a pyrometer or other means;

• responsibility for the correct selection of paint to a printing material lying on the technologist or the printer responsible for making paint and printing options;

• before printing the paint should be stirred;

• decrease the viscosity of the paint (when diluted) affects opacity;

• for any application not referred in this manual, necessary to carry out preliminary tests or to consult a specialist.

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