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International Coatings 1199 Stretch Additive

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International Coatings 1199 Stretch Additive

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  • 1199* Stretch Ink Additive can be easily mixed into Multipurpose, 700 Series or 1100 Series plastisols to produce increased elongation for printing onto Lycra, Spandex and other types of stretch fabrics.
  • 1199 is available in a Non-Phthalate (NP) version. To maintain the combined products (ink and additive) as nonphthalate, the 1199 additive should only be mixed into a Non-Phthalate ink.


RECOMMENDED FABRICS
Lycra, Spandex and other stretch fabrics. Always test print fabric before a production run for adhesion and possible dye migration.

INK APPLICATION

Mixing of the 1199 additive into the ink may be done by volume or by weight. When mixing by volume, the ratio is 2 parts ink to 1 part additive. By weight the ratio is 3 parts ink to 1 part additive. For opaque inks, mixing by weight is highly recommended for best results. Sample formula: Product Weight 711 LF LB HP FF White 240 Grams 1199 LF Stretch Additive 80 Grams TOTAL 320 Grams This formula will make ½ pint of opaque white stretch ink. To mix 1 pint of stretch ink, multiply the above formula by 2, for a quart, multiply by 4. Always mix the stretch additive thoroughly into the desired ink. Mixed ink has an indefinite shelf life when stored in a cool area.

SCREEN MESH 

80 to125 t/in or 36 to 56 t/cm Monofilament Any direct or indirect plastisol resistant emulsion. Use a 20 to 50 micron capillary film for best results.

SQUEEGEE
65-70 Durometer: Sharp edge for light colored fabrics and beveled or sharp edge for dark fabrics.

CURE TEMPERATURE
325°F (163°C) entire ink film. Test dryer temperatures before a production run.

Some types of Lycra and Spandex do not absorb heat as quickly as other types of fabric. Increasing time and/or temperature in the dryer may be needed to achieve proper curing. Wash test printed product before beginning production run.

CLEAN-UP
Any environmentally friendly plastisol screen wash.

STORAGE OF INK    
Recommend storage at 65°F to 90°F (18°C to 32°C). Avoid storage in CONTAINERS    direct sunlight and moist, humid air.
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