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Stark Black LB is apart of the Monarch VIVID Mixing System.


Monarch Stark Black LB is a non-phthalate, lead free, very dense, dark, high performance black that has excellent coverage on all garment colors. The low tack formula allows printing through finer mesh counts without the use of viscosity modifier. Stark Black performs well on both automatic and manual presses. Has good low bleed for printing on polyester and polyester blends.



 Polyester, Polyester Blend, Tri-Blends, Poly/Cotton, and Cotton fabrics.


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    • Creamy, short body plastisol.

    • User friendly, no viscosity modifiers necessary.

    • Formulated to be non-phthalate.

    • Fast flash

    • Dense black with great coverage

    • Good bleed resistance at a wide temperature range

    • Dark, dense, black color

    • Wet Ink Tack: Low

    • Surface Appearance: Satin Finish

    • Bleed Resistance: Good

    • Opacity: High

    • Gel point: 160 °F

    • Flash Temp: 240° - 260°F

    • Fusion Temp: 320° F

    • Squeegee Blade: 70° - 80° durometer

    • Mesh Count: 86 – 236 mc in

    Print Stark Black LB straight from the container through mesh ranging from 86 to 236 mc without modifications of the viscosity. Use finer mesh counts for softest hand and good opacity. Stir ink before use.

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

    Stir plastisol ink before printing. Any modifiers and additives should be mixed in clean containers using clean mixer blades and ink knives. Any contamination from other ink sources could make the ink test positive for restricted phthalates. Do not dry clean, iron or bleach the printed image.


    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.


    Stark Black LB can be cured at 320°F. Running at the higher temperatures and/or longer dwell times maybe required to achieve proper cure on jobs that contain cotton, high ink deposits or heavy weight garments.


    *Note: Poorly dyed polyester or too much heat in the curing process can overcome any low bleed inks ability to block the migration. For sever migration use a barrier base underlay.