How to print CMYK silicone & glossy silicone effect on elastic taps?

How to print CMYK silicone & glossy silicone effect on elastic taps?

Printing tips for silicone CMYK glossy silicone effect printing

Preparation:

  1. Mesh&Squeegee: HD and glossy screen Mesh number 120-150 (48-59T), CMYK Mesh number300(120T) ;
  2. Squeegee 65-75 degrees Squeegee sharp and flat.
  3. Pigments added ratio: For white and fluorescent colors 20%, other colors 10%
  4. Catalyst mixing ratio:10%
  5. Silicone thinner XG-128AH adding ratio:10-20% :20%

Heating Temp and time: Flash cure temp:100℃- 120℃ for 6-10 seconds, after finish printing to dry by temp:120℃- 140℃ for about 2 -3 minutes.

Elastic Silicone ink printing tips:

  • 1 Elastic Silicone ink for under coating and HD printing for 10-25 layers

Elastic silicone                 XG-130D-3   60 G

Elastic silicone catalyst         XG-130DB    6 G 10%

Silicone thinner               XG-128AH    6-12G 10%- 20%

Cure by the temp of 120℃ for 6-10 seconds.

  • 2 CMYYK color effect elastic silicone printing 1-2 layers

Elastic silicone             XG-130D       60 G

Color pigment             XG-203         6G   10%  white color 20%

 Elastic silicone catalyst    XG-130DB      6 G 10%

 Silicone thinner            XG-128AH     6-12G 10%- 20%

Cure by the temp of 120℃ for 6-10 seconds

  • 3 Glossy silicone ink top wet on wet printing 2 layers:

 Glossy silicone ink XG-399-2    60G

Slow dry catalyst XG-MB-1       6G 10%

Cure by the temp of 80-100℃ for 10-25 seconds

It will be better to use low temp by longer heating time. To avoid bubbles problem. After the printing finish, heat by 100℃ for about 2 -3 minutes.

CMYK HD glossy silicone printing on elastic tap
MCYK glossy silicone printing

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