Permaset Supercover waterbase
Permaset Aqua is a revolution in textile screen printing inks. Based on carefully selected pigments and the latest advances in polymer technology, Permaset Aqua delivers pure color, a superior soft handle and excellent durability in an easy to use ink that is environmentally friendly. Permaset Aqua includes both regular (transparent) and SuperCover (opaque) ranges together with 4 Metallic and 4 Process colors (CMYK) and a range of ancillaries. Each range includes 8 (Glow) fluorescent colors and also a Print Paste.
SuperCover colors are specifically designed to provide excellent coverage and opacity on dark fabrics. With 45 years of manufacturing experience, Permaset is recognised by both the fine artist and professional printing trade as the premier product amongst textile screen printing inks. Our heritage of innovation continues with a dynamic re-engineering of our successful line of quality fabric inks. Building on a record of industry leading products, Permaset Aqua breaks new ground; a water based screen print ink that offers superior performance and eliminates the historical trade-off between printability performance on the screen and post-production performance of the finished garment including user comfort and safety and environmental sustainability.
This 100% solvent free range is environmentally friendly. The pigments provide intense, vibrant colour, rich in coverage and deliver exceptional colour yield. The unique polymer binding the pigment to the fabric delivers exceptionally soft handle and yet shows excellent resistance to damage by rub, wash and dry-cleaning, all without the need for additives. The ink colours have light-fastness ratings of at least 6/8 on the Blue Wool scale - in fact most of the colors received ratings of 8/8.
Permaset Aqua breaks the rules, performing at a higher standard with enhanced screen stability and extended open time to produce cleaner results, longer. Ideal for use on a full range of fabrics including Cotton, Polyester, Silk and most synthetics. Permaset Aqua is also low in odor and can easily be cleaned up with water. A first-rate innovation, Permaset Aqua is the perfect, versatile textile ink solution; it provides a technically sound foundation while you provide the creativity and contribute to a safer environment.
WHICH WHITE DO YOU NEED?
SUPERCOVER WHITE is our premium opaque white. It has the highest levels of titanium dioxide pigment and binder for use on dark colored fabrics. Excellent opacity in a screen print water based ink!
FIRST DOWN WHITE is used as an under-base or flash white by Trade printers who wish to print on dark fabrics but use regular Aqua colors to retain their superior softness and vibrancy. Normally used only with multi-station screen print facilities.
With 45 years of manufacturing experience, Permaset is recognised both by the professional screen printing trade and the fine artist as the premium producer of textile screen printing inks. Our great heritage continues with a dynamic re-engineering of our successful line of quality textile inks. In keeping with this heritage of industry leading products, we have developed a totally water-based textile printing product with superior performance that eliminates the trade-off between softness and durability.
The development of Permaset Aqua represents a revolution in textile screen printing inks. By using advanced polymer technology combined with the purest pigments in a 100% solvent free base, the unique formula of Permaset Aqua offers an environmentally friendly, easy-to-use ink that provides an unsurpassed balance of softness and durability to wash, rub and dry- clean, eliminating the need for additives, together with excellent colour brightness.
Permaset Aqua is a ready to use, 100% solvent free water-based textile ink, designed for direct wet-on-wet printing on a wide range of natural and synthetic fabrics. The environmentally friendly formula provides intense pigment colour that is rich in coverage and produces exceptional color yield. The resilient base holds fast during rub, wash or dry-clean while having virtually no handle on the printed fabric.
As a water-based product, Permaset Aqua is low odor and equipment is easily cleaned with water. After heat curing, prints exhibit excellent wash, rub and dry-clean resistance. Permaset Aqua performs at a higher standard, with enhanced screen stability allowing exceptional screen open time, to allow cleaner results, longer. Ideal for use on Cotton, Polyester, blends, Silk and most synthetic fibers.
A first rate innovation, Permaset Aqua is the perfect textile printing ink for the broadest range of textile applications.
Drying and Curing
For optimum wash and coloor fastness, prints should be fully heat cured. Whilst the below information is a guide, the curing schedule used should be chosen to suit the heat resistance of the fabric being printed. Care must be taken with IR dryers to ensure that prints are fully cured. When printing on synthetic blends and fabrics, a lower curing temperature and longer drying time is recommended. If your drying conditions fall outside these recommendations, please contact your local representative for technical assistance.
The following curing guidelines are recommendations for ink deposit temperatures, not dryer temperatures. This should be checked with temperature strips to ensure the appropriate temperatures are achieved.
2-3 Minutes @ 160oC (320oF)
5-6 Minutes @ 140oC (285oF)
8-9 Minutes @ 120oC (250oF)
Light Fastness is good. Most colors achieve a rating of 8/8 on the Blue Wool Scale, but all are not less than 6/8. When fully heat cured, prints have excellent wash and dry clean fastness.
Color Matches: Note that high temperatures combined with strong detergents can cause color changes in some color matches. It is therefore imperative that all formulations are checked for acceptable wash fastness properties prior to production.
After heat curing, prints exhibit very good resistance to wet/dry rub
Fabrics must be held in place during printing by means of a pressure sensitive adhesive to ensure good defintition and registration. Pemaset Table Adhesive and Belt Adhesive are suitable for this purpose.
Safety and Handling
Permaset Aqua has been formulated to be free of any toxic chemicals. The range has no flash point, and as such is exempt from Flammable Liquids regulations. Permaset Aqua is free from Lead and other heavy metals except Copper. Comprehensive information on the safety and handling of products in the Permaset Aqua range of inks and ancillaries is provided in the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) which are available on request.
Permaset Aqua is formulated to be environmentally friendly with enhanced performance characteristics. Permaset Aqua does not include any CFCs, HCFCs, volatile solvents nor aromatic hydrocarbons. Unlike other inks (e.g. Plastisols) Permaset Aqua is also PVC and Phthalate free.
Containers should be kept in a cool place and tightly closed when not in use.
Suggested Safe Disposal Method
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