Screenprinting Inks

Traffic Sign TCI 8790 Screenprinting Ink

Air- and jet drying, gloss finish, one or two pack, screen- and pad printing ink with a long pot life for the printing of various substrates, such as pretreated polyethylene, -polypropylene, polyester, pvc, acrylics, aluminium, polycarbonate, glass, melamine, and other rigid materials.

Drying takes place by evaporation of the solvents. The chemical reaction between the components sets only in after drying. As this reaction takes place without consumption of oxygen, piling up is possible immediately after drying without disturbing the curing.

Forced drying by means of a jet drier or oven is possible. Guideline: Jet temperature 40 - 50° C during 50-60 sec. Oven temperature: depending on the colour, 25 - 30 min. at 120° C or 5 - 10 min. at max. 180° C.

The full colour range is in accordance with the EN 71-3 and ASTMF-963 norm for toy regulations.

The Colormatic matching system enables you to match a simulation of shades according to Pantone® -, HKS-, RAL- and Visprox colours. Condition: 100T, white substrate.

Colour range: 21 standard colours, 11 Colormatic mixing colours + clear, 6 traffic sign colours, 4 halftone process colours + base tix, pearl base, sparkling silver, gold and silver.

COLOUR RANGE

Traffic Sign colours

8792 Traffic Sign Blue
8794 Traffic Sign Green
8795 Traffic Sign Orange
8796 Traffic Sign Red
8797 Traffic Sign Yellow
8798 Traffic Sign Dark Red
8700 Traffic Sign Red-FW 106

THINER/RETARDER

Hardener no. 2 (8785)

Retarder 4 (special retarder extra slow)
Retarder 8

Thiner 10
Thiner 11 (spray thinner)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type Fast drying two-component ink, tunnel drying possible.
Application For the printing of traffic or road signs on retroreflective films.

QUALITIES

Genaral

Very good printing qualities and elastic.
Good chemical and weather resistance.

Drying

Air-drying: 5 - 20 minutes.
Tunnel drying: 15 - 40 seconds at 45-55° C.

Gloss Glossy.
Mesh The transparency of the colours TCI 8792 to TCI 8797 are based on printing through 73-55 (T) metric mesh and the colours TCI 8798 and TCI 8700 FW106 on 100-40 (T) metric mesh.
Spreading

Spreading through 73-55 (T) mesh: approximately 35 m²/l. Spreading through 100-40 (T) mesh: approximately 45 m²/l.

USE

Hardener

Mixing ratio: add 10% Hardener no.2 (TCI 8785) to the ink.
Mix the Hardener no.2 thoroughly through the ink and add afterwards the thinner and/or retarder.

Thinner Machine printing: 15 - 20% thinner 10 can be added. Hand printing/fine details: 15 - 20% of retarder 8 or retarder 4 can be added as well.
Pot life The pot life of the mixture ink-hardener is about 72 hours.
Attention When printing overlapping prints with TCI 8700 Traffic sign colours see to it that this will be done within 48 hours.
Cleaning Appropriate are Screenwash, -T.X.F., -L.O.D. and Super Screenwash.
Security
All our inks are provided with security- and health instructions.