Paint Metallic Shimmer for printing metallic effects


Metallic inks Metallic Shimmer is designed to print an expressive metallic effects with excellent durability. Shimmering powders and glitters are opaque and direct printing such colors as possible on light and dark fabrics. Metallics can also be used with additives puff and glossy colours to obtain original effects.


Color palette


Print options

Types of fabrics

100% cotton and blended fabrics on its basis, some types of synthetics.

Mesh selection

24-43 threads/cm.

Recommended tension: 25-35 N/cm.

The choice of the doctor blade

Hardness: 75-85 Sh single-layer, three-layer 65/90/65 Sh.

Profile: rectangular.

Edge: sharp.

Speed: average.


Emulsion: 2+2.

Capillary film: not applicable.

Printed gap: 2 mm.

The drying parameters

Intermediate drying at 90-95 °C (190-200 °F).

Final drying: 160 °C (320 °F) for 1 minute.


Additive: MX, PC - max. 5% by weight.

Thickener: 10025VB QEC Viscosity Buster - 1% by weight.


Store at temperature 18-32º C.

Avoid contact with direct sunlight.

To use during the year of receipt.



• Shimmering metallic inks for printing expressive effects that are resistant.

• Excellent printing properties and elasticity.

• For printing on dark and light fabrics.

• Excellent washability.


Printing guidelines

• For best results, follow the recommended printing parameters.

• Special attention should be paid to the filling of grid cells with metallic particles at the stage of application (irrigation) of paint on the stencil forms a doctor blade before printing. If possible, choose a mesh with a minimum diameter of the filament.

• Due to the reflectivity of metallic paint and a fairly thick layer after printing, you need to carefully select the drying mode.

• In addition to printing, it is also possible to change the blinking colors Metallic Shimmer with the technology of thermal transfer of the cold compartment. The drying temperature of 77 °C (170 °F), press temperature 160 °C (320 °F).

• Avoid excessive pressure on the squeegee during printing.

• Use well-strained shape to optimize the printing process.


Special recommendation

• Pre-test 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.

• Avoid excessive intermediate drying, as this may result in poor adhesion of paint layers when multi-color printing.

• Sealed image can not be subjected to dry cleaning, bleaching, and Ironing with a hot iron.

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