Green Galaxy Interstellar Space Puff HSA Water Based Ink
On the magnificent planet of Agau, in fields wider than the eye can see, there are sweeping swaths of cloud-like fungi. The spores of this flourishing infestation give other substances their same puffing properties.
Green Galaxy™ Space Puff - Puff base or additive can create a puff or suede effect with combination of Green Galaxy HSA Inks or the addition of Fusion Pigments to color it. The foam will cause a slightly lighter color than the pantone color.
Recommendation For Use
You can overprint any Green Galaxy color over the top to hit color standard.
We recommend using either a water resistant emulsion like Green Galaxyª CryoCoat and with mesh degreased with Green Galaxyª CryoPrep degreaser . For extended life and long runs it is recommend to post expose the screens or use an emulsion hardener like Ryonet¨ Harden-X. Coat using a 2/1 or 2/2 method for a thicker stencil allowing for a greater ink deposit.
E.O.M (Emulsion Over Mesh) Recommendations = 15
High tension is highly recommended.
Stencil & Emulsion Guidelines
We recommend using either a water resistant emulsion like Green Galaxyª CryoCoat and with mesh degreased with CryoPrep degreaser. For extended life and long runs it is recommend to post expose the screens or use an emulsion hardener like Ryonet¨ Harden-X. Coat using a 2/1 or 2/2 method for a thicker stencil allowing for a greater ink deposit.
E.O.M (Emulsion Over Mesh) Recommendations = 15
Be sure to stir product prior to use. Mix at a 50/50 ration as an additive to Green Galaxy RFU Inks or pigment using Green Galaxy Fusion Pigments at no more than 20% load. For better wash fastness you may add 20% Flare Base.
Load screen with ink. Flood screen prior to printing. Green Galaxyª Ink can be printed with a push or pull squeegee stroke. If printing on an automatic, use a soft squeegee blade and medium squeegee pressure, two passes is typically recommended. 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 clean your image completely. If your ink begins to scale over, spray with water to wet the ink.
For perfect results and a more uniformed print, underprint clear color, and overprint. You may pigment the overprint to also help achieve the desired color. You can print multiple layers of puff by using a forced air flash to activate the puffing agent in ink before curing making it stackable. With precision you can achieve an almost HD effect. If printed and without activating puff properties on press you will achieve a foam or puff effect in the dryer.
For flashing, forced air flash is optimal. Flash until dry to the touch. If you flash and activate puffing agent in ink before curing you can achieve crisper edges and move closer to an HD effect versus a puff. Heat control is everything. If you are bubbling you are flashing too hot. 1.5 minutes in dryer and make sure print hits 320 degrees for 20 seconds out of 1.5 for best durability.
Clear Core underprint will help keep a uniformed print. You may print directly to the garment, but if you print through garment with too much pressure, print will become less uniformed. Also able to be printed on other Green Galaxy products when 20% neutral base is added to SSP. This can create some amazing effects when used correctly and with creativity.
The entire ink film should reach 320 degrees which takes about 1.5-2 minutes in the dryer. Make sure to hit 320 degrees for 20 seconds at least for best durability.
Testing & Precautions
For cure testing: After set period, 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. Printing Clear Core on top of Space Puff will insure a stronger wash fastness.
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 Sgreenª Aqua Wash is much easier and recommended. For aggressive or dried screens, use Sgreenª Aqua Wash to dissolve ink and blast out areas of stuck 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.