SUBSTRATES : PAPER AND CARD, WOOD, POLYSTYRENE, VINYLS(PVC), ABS, ACRYLICS, TOP COATED POLYESTER, TYVEK ®.
APPLICATION : P.O.P. / DISPLAY , SIGNS , DECALS
A long-term multi-purpose outdoor ink designed to print on a wide range of substrates. GP Series ink eliminates the need for carrying a large inventory of different types of ink. Ideal for P.O.P. and general display applications where a semi-gloss finish, scuff resistant surface, is required.
Thinning : May be used straight from the can but it is recommended to thin 5 – 15% by weight with GP-1800 Thinner. Substitute GP-1800 Thinner with GP-1820 Slow Thinner to improve screen stability. For maximum lightfastness or outdoor durability, little or no thinning is recommended.
Additives : GP-1700 Clear should only be used to increase transparency of colors. However, this will reduce the durability and lightfastness of the color. To improve scuff resistance add up to 10% GP-1860 Anti-Scuff Agent. Use GP-1350 Overprint Clear to increase scuff resistance or to provide a uniform gloss level to a GP-0000 ink film. Add 5% to 10% of DC-393 Gel Retarder to thinned ink to maintain screen stability. If required, use a small amount of GP-1730 Process Clear to improve print quality.
Wash-Up : GP-1800 Thinner ITC-1840 Wash-Up
Coverage : Approximately 2100 sq.ft./1 U.S. Gallon using a 280/in. monofilament fabric.
Fabric/Stencil : 200 to 355 monofilament fabric . Direct and indirect photostencil or water soluble hand cut stencils are suitable.
Drying : By solvent evaporation . GP-0000 Series dries in 15 to 30 minutes at normal room temperature or can be jet dried 20 to 45 seconds at 150 °F. to 200 °F. Allow more time between prints for multiple color jobs.
Die Cutting/Creasing/Vacuum Forming : Can be successfully die-cut or creased but should be tested prior to production . GP-0000 series has excellent vacuum forming characteristics. Gloss levels may increase during vacuum forming depending on temperature and substrate used.