Green Galaxy Booster Green Water Based Ink
Approximate Pantone® Value: 802U
Fuel the vibrancy of your water based printing with these uniquely formaldehyde-free Green Galaxy™ Booster Inks. These versatile fluorescent water based inks can be printed directly onto cotton or synthetic fibers, mixed into Green Galaxy™ Water Based Inks for a boost in vibrancy, and used in tandem with the Green Galaxy™ Fusion Mixing System to achieve certain Pantone® colors. With a perfectly balanced pigment load for effortless mixing, extensive in-screen open times, AB (Anti-Block) technology, and the flexibility to be used with Warp Drive for use on synthetic printing mediums, Ryonet's Green Galaxy™ Booster Inks are launching the Green Galaxy™ line into a class of it's own.
Ready-to-use water based ink for screen printing on fabrics. Can be printed on polyester or dye migrating fabrics with optional use of Green Galaxy™ Warp Drive low cure catalyst.
Can be used with any mesh between 156-305.
We recommend using a water-resistant emulsion like Baselayr Complete. It is recommended to degrease your screens with Baselayr Emulsion Prep. For extended screen life and long print runs it is recommended to post expose the screens and/or use an emulsion hardener like Baselayr Emulsion Hardener.
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Green Galaxy™ Fusion Mixing Pigments can be mixed directly into Green Galaxy™ Clear Core Base, however we recommend creating your own base with 80% Clear Core and 20% Opaque Core. Adding 20% Opaque Core to your mix provides more body and better coverage to the ink. If you desire more coverage or body you can add additional Opaque Core to the mixing base, but this will alter the mixing formula slightly and manual tweaks will be necessary to achieve the originally desired Pantone® color.
Green Galaxy™ Fusion Pigment load should not surpass 25% of total ink mixing ratio, with the exception of Green Galaxy™ Fusion White Pigment. Green Galaxy™ Fusion White Pigment is curable but will lead to a heavier hand and more crusted feeling if added in excess.
NOTE: If too much pigment is added to the mixing base it will not cure properly. All mixing formulas found on www.screenprinting.com/fusion have already been appropriately balanced and should not need adjusting if using recommended base.
Load screen with plenty of ink. Flood screen prior to printing. Green Galaxy™ HSA Water Based Ink can be printed with a push or pull squeegee stroke. After printing, flood screen allowing ink to sit on top of image to avoid drying. If screen clogs or exhibits dry ink in the print, re-flood and aggressively print again, this should clear the screen. If it does not clear the screen, spray a small amount of warm water into the stuck areas of the screen and wipe out with a rag. If you are leaving your screen for an extended period of time be sure to leave your screen flooded completely. If your ink begins to scale over, spray with water to rewet ink. Green Galaxy™ HSA Water Based Ink can be printed with other water based inks and with plastisol inks.
For flashing, forced air flash is optimal. Flash until dry to the touch.
Printing on an under base:
Green Galaxy™ HSA Water Based Ink colors can be printed on top of Green Galaxy™ Comet White, or discharge under base. Ensure that the under base is properly flashed so that it is dry before printing color on top. Perform wash test to ensure inner layer adhesion.
Printed fabric should be cured for a minimum of 90 seconds at 360°F. Ideally, printed fabric should be cured for three minutes at 300-320°F.
After printing, perform a stretch test to ensure elasticity. It is always recommended to perform a wash test to ensure proper cure prior to going into production. You may also run abrasion testing to watch for flaking and test adhesion. Increase cure dwell time if testing fails.
Ink should be removed from screen as soon as printing is completed. General wash-up (on ink that has not dried) can be done with water, though using Sgreen™ Aqua Wash is much easier and recommended. For aggressive or dried screens, use Sgreen™ Aqua Wash to dissolve ink and blast out areas of dried ink with water pressure.
Keep container(s) tightly closed. Store in cool, well-ventilated location that is locked.
General Safety Precautions:
Do not breathe vapors. Wear protective gloves. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using product. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Dispose of this product in accordance with local, regional, national and international regulations as specified.