Stark Neutral Base
Stark Neutral Base - 1 Gallon
Stark Neutral Base is a non-phthalate, lead free, High Opacity, bright, high performance plastisol STANDARD CURE screen printing ink that has excellent coverage on dark garments. This helps to provide the cleanest image possible when printing simulated colour process jobs. The low tack formula allows printing through finer mesh counts without the use of viscosity modifier. Stark Neutral Base performs well on both automatic and manual presses.
Stark Neutral Base also works best when printing on Polyester Blends, Tri-Blends, Poly/Cotton, and Cotton.
Unlike most colour systems on today's market, the Monarch mixing colours are used for mixing AND are used as stock colours ready to use straight out of the bucket. If that wasn't good enough, the Monarch system uses the same white Yeti White LB for mixing AND production. (Used as under base or highlight white)
Often Purchased With
Creamy, short body plastisol
User friendly, no viscosity modifiers necessary
Formulated to be non-phthalate
High opacity and great coverage
Good bleed resistance
No under base needed on most colours
Wet Ink Tack: Low
Surface Appearance: Satin Finish
Bleed Resistance: Good
Gel point: 160 °F
Flash Temp: 240° - 260°F
Fusion Temp: 320° F
Squeegee Blade: 70° - 80° durometer
Mesh Count: 86 – 300 mc in
Print VIVID LB Colors straight from the container through mesh ranging from 86 to 300 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.
VIVID LB Colors can be cured at 320°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.
*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.
The Monarch Blending System is a PMS blending system which is state of the art. The blending system enables you to accurately create most PMS colours with high opacity.
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