This range of inks is based on our screen printing opaque mediums. If you wish to use your colourants to produce opaque inks for textiles you can use either Aquapaque Binder (AP100) or the Opaque Binder(AS 500). The AquaOpaque permits the screen printer to print water based colours onto dark grounds without the base colour showing through. The advantage of this range is all the colourants are blended to achieve the maximum opacity and still give excellent wash fastness. You can blend any of the Aquapaque colours to achieve an enormous gamut of shades knowing the colour will be wash fast. The resulting inks will be suitable for both natural and synthetic, white and dark coloured fabrics. The print becomes wash-fast and resistant to dry-cleaning when heat or chemically cured. (See AS 1234 Aqua Cool Cure Additive)
All our water based textile inks require heat to achieve maximum wash resistants. Our recommended curing schedule for most of our textile inks is 180º centigrade for 2 minutes. This is only a guide as under some conditions you may need to alter the dwell but not the temperature. Aqua Screen Cool Cure Additive can be added to speed up the curing process . The Aqua Screen Cool Cure Additive can also aid wash resistance when it is not possible to attain 180º centigrade. We recommend a wash test is carried out before commencing a print run.