Nazdar 59000 series enamel
59000 Series Enamel Plus Gloss Screen Ink is a solvent-based enamel ink formulated to screen print on a wide range of hard-to-adhere-to surfaces such as glass, metal, wood and some plastics for outdoor signs and displays.
200-280 tpi (78-110 tpcm) monofilament polyester mesh for most applications
Solvent resistant direct emulsions and capillary films
70-80 durometer polyurethane squeegee
1,000-1,400 square feet (93-130 square meters) per gallon depending upon ink deposit
59000 Series should be thinned up to 15% to assure proper ink flow (see Additives section). Add only enough ink to the screen to be able to print for 5-10 minutes. Add additional ink in small increments throughout the print run to maintain screen stability. Thoroughly mix the inks prior to printing.
Maintain ink temperature at 65°-90°F (18°-32°C) for optimum print drying performance. Lower temperatures increase the ink viscosity, impairing both flow and drying. Elevated temperatures lower the ink viscosity, reducing print definition, film thickness and opacity.
Pretest to determine optimum printing performance for a particular set of ink, substrate, screen, press, and drying variables/conditions.
59000 Series dries by oxidation, requiring 24-48 hours for total cure/dry. Tack-free drying time is 4-6 hours. To obtain an immediate tack-free surface, heat set at 180°F (83°C) for 30 minutes
Overprint Clear / Mixing Clear / Metallic Mixing Clear: Use 59140 Overprint Clear as an overprint clear providing added surface protection. Also use as a mixing clear to reduce the density of colors or as a clear base for specialty additives such as Metallics. 59120 Base can be used as well to reduce color density.
Gloss Roller Coating: Use 59135 Gloss Coating Varnish as a roller coat overprint clear or as a clear base for specialty additives such as Metallics.
Flat Roller Coating: Use 59172 Flat Coating Varnish as a roller coat overprint clear. All additives should be thoroughly mixed into the ink before each use. Prior to production, test
any additive adjustment to the ink.
Reducer: Use 59000 Thinning Varnish or 5560 Fast Thinner to reduce the viscosity of these inks. Add up to 15% by weight.
The 59000 Thinning Varnish may also be used to reduce ink viscosity for roller coating applications.
Retarder: Use a blend of 5560 Fast Thinner and 9050 Retarder to slow drying. Gloss / Flattening Powders / Improved Slip: Use 59118 Flattening Paste to reduce gloss.