Monarch Inks


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Monarch Shield Grey ULT (ultra low temperature) is a non-phthalate, lead free, High Opacity, high performance grey dye blocker. Shield your customers from unwanted dye migration from poorly dyed polyester, blends, comfort colors, as well as dye sublimated products.

ULT Shield Grey was formulated to work with our ULT II and the rest of our Apocalypse low temp ink line. When you use ULT Shield Grey with Yeti ULT II White, you truly have a shield against dye migration and bleed. It is a short bodied ink with a soft hand and cures at 270°F.  Although designed specifically for dye sublimated fabrics, it will work well on all high dye release fabrics without the fibrillation you get from other barrier inks.  If you are looking to shield yourself from discoloration when screen printing on dye sublimated fabrics, ULT Shield Grey's got your back.


ULT Shield Grey work best when printing on 100% Polyester Performance fabrics, tri-blends, polyester blends, cotton, nylon, stretch fabric, and lycra/spandex blends.

*Not suitable for all nylon substrates, pretest prior to production.



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    • Creamy plastisol ink

    • Smooth athletic finish

    • Fast flash

    • Low after flash tack

    • Superior bleed resistance

    • Wet Ink Tack: Low

    • Surface Appearance: Satin Finish

    • Bleed Resistance: Superior

    • Opacity: High

    • Gel point: 160 °F

    • Flash Temp: 220° - 240°F

    • Fusion Temp: 270° - 300° F

    • Squeegee Blade: 70° - 80° durometer

    • Mesh Count: 86 – 160 mc in

    Print ULT Shield Grey straight from the container through mesh ranging from 86 to 160 mc without modifications of the viscosity. Stir before use.

    65°F to 95°F avoid direct sunlight. Never exceed temperatures above 95°F during storage

    Stir plastisol ink before printing. DO NOT add modifiers or additives to ULT Shield Grey, as that can affect the bleed resistance, opacity, or increase cure times. Any contamination from other ink sources could make the ink test positive for restricted phthalates and reduce bleed resistance.


    Perform fusion tests before production. Failure to cure ink properly can result in poor wash fastness, inferior adhesion, and unacceptable durability.


    Adjust flash cure temperature and dwell time so ink is just dry to touch. Avoid excessive flash temperatures to protect fabric and migration of dyes. If surface is hot and tacky, the ink film has been over flashed. Reduce temperature or time to prevent an inter-coat adhesion problem.


    Curing is a time and temperature process, a lower oven temperature setting with a slower belt speed while maintaining recommended ink cure temperature is always best to protect fabric, control dye migration and reduce energy consumption.


    It is important that topcoat be exactly registered with ULT Shield Grey. If top coat is not exactly registered with ULT Shield Grey, dye migration can happen in areas without ULT Shield Grey under it.


    Monarch ULT Shield Grey can be cured between 270°F - 300°F. Running at the higher end of the temperature range and/or longer dwell times maybe required to achieve proper cure on jobs that contain cotton, high ink deposits or heavy weight garments.