Screen Inks

Spectrum Colour card Colour matches from 1 Litre/Kg

Although our ink ranges cover most substrates, we can reformulate to obtain better adhesion in our onsite Research and Development.

SPECTRA VINYL GLOSS & MATT - Self adhesive vinyl’s and coated Polyesters, Rigid PVC, ABS, CAB. (for PETG use Spectra-Ply)

Thinning & Coverage - SPECTRA VINYL GLOSS & MATT inks should be thinned with SVT Thinner 11011 up to 30%. For detail work or printing in hot conditions use a SVR Retarder 11012. For printing Rigid PVC use our SPRVT Rigid Vinyl Thinner. Using a 100T Mesh and thinning 25% an approximate coverage of 70 m2/ltr may be expected.

Drying - Solvent evaporation, air drying.

Cleaning – Use our Universal Screenwash.

CORRI-KEY - A wide range of substrates such as Fluted Board, Correx, Coated Polypropylene, Coated Polyester, Rigid PVC, ABS, CAB, Polycarbonates. 

Thinning & Coverage- CORRI-KEY inks should be thinned using the CVT Thinner 11035 . For detail work and/or printing in hot conditions use CVR Retarder 11034.

Drying - Solvent evaporation, air drying. Cleaning - We recommend Universal Screenwash or Screenwash Extra for cleaning screens and equipment.   

NYLO-KEY - Nylon, Clothing , Umbrellas, Boat Sails and Leather.

Thinning - NYLO-KEY inks can be thinned up to 30% using NKT Thinner 11020. For detail work use NKR Retarder 11021. A 55 T mesh may have to be used for opacity.

Drying – Solvent evaporation, air drying. Cleaning – Use our Universal Screenwash.

SPECTRA 2PAC - Most plastics, Glass, Metals (coated or uncoated), Wood, Chipboard, Many Laminates, Hardboard & Printed Circuit Boards.

Mixing Catalysts - SPECTRA 2PAC is a 2 - pack system. At temperatures up to about 20°C the mixture will remain printable for about 8 hours. Always stir the catalyst thoroughly before mixing with the colours. Mixing ratios vary according to the catalyst selected.

Mixing ratios by weight; 
Colours 

Metallics   

Gloss Catalyst 
5 : 1
3 : 1 

Matt Catalyst.
3 : 1      
1 : 1   

Flexible Catalyst
2 : 1

1 : 1

These ratios can be varied according to individual needs.

Thinning & Coverage – SPECTRA 2PAC inks can be thinned up to 20% with a SPECTRA 2PAC Thinner 11013 and/or SPECTRA 2PAC Retarder 11014.

Drying -                Dry by stoving for best results.

Stoving Timings

Metals & Glass
Plastics 

10 minutes @ 130°C 
15 minutes @ 80°C - 90°C

approx 
 approx     

Cleaning – We would recommend our 11018, Screenwash extra cleaning screens.

SPECTRAFILM - Coated Papers, Posters, Art Paper, Display Boards, Wood, & Hardboard.

Thinning & Coverage - SPECTRAFILMinks can be thinned up to 30% with Thinner 11030 SFT, or for detail work, Retarder 11031 SFR.

Drying - Drying is by evaporation. Cleaning – Use our Universal Screenwash or Screenwash Extra for cleaning screens and equipment.

These recommendations are to assist you and do not amount to a guarantee

Never start a print run without first doing a test print.