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Matsui Alpha Color Series Ink

by Matsui
SKU MACB03
Original price $22.75 - Original price $269.95
Original price
$22.75
$22.75 - $269.95
Current price $22.75
Color: Black C
Size: Quart

The Alpha Series by Matsui is a groundbreaking 14-color mixing system where all water-based colors are Ready For Use (RFU). This system allows for individual use of colors or mixing to create unique custom colors directly using the Pantone Color Book, without the need for additional software. It is designed for quick and economical custom color creation and can be used on both light and dark cotton fabrics, as well as blends and polyester garments.

Features:

  1. Easy to Mix and Print:

    • Ready For Use (RFU) colors eliminate the need for additional preparation, making the printing process straightforward and efficient.
  2. Custom Color Creation:

    • Compatible with the Pantone Color Book for direct mixing of unique colors without software, streamlining the process and reducing costs.
  3. Versatile Application:

    • Can be printed on top of a white water base ink or discharge underbase.
    • Suitable for dark cotton fabrics when mixed with Matsui discharge agent (3-5%).
  4. Enhanced Wash Fastness:

    • Optional addition of up to 3% Fixer WF-N improves wash fastness for more durable prints.
  5. Excellent Printability:

    • Provides superior printability, ensuring high-quality and consistent results.
  6. Soft Hand Feel:

    • Delivers an extremely soft hand feel, enhancing the comfort and quality of printed garments.
  7. Eco-Friendly:

    • PVC-free and environmentally safe, supporting sustainable and responsible printing practices.
  8. Wet on Wet Printing:

    • Can be printed wet on wet, allowing for faster production times without compromising quality.

Application Information:

  • Mesh:

    • Print through mesh up to 230/inch for optimal results.
  • Curing:

    • Cure at 320°F.
    • Flash at 160°F.
  • Storage:

    • Store between 65°F-95°F and avoid direct sunlight.
  • Clean Up:

    • Cleanup with water and mild soap for easy maintenance.

Recommended Related Products:

  • Water Resistant Emulsion: Enhances stencil durability during water-based printing.
  • Digital Scale: For precise pigment mixing and consistency.
  • Water Based Screen Opener: Helps maintain screen cleanliness and efficiency.
  • Pantone Color Chart: Essential for accurate color matching and custom color creation.
  • AquaWash Screen Wash: Effective cleaning solution for water-based inks.

Special Recommendations

-Use Fixer WF-N 1-3% to help with wash fastness

-Use Fixer L 1-3% with low-curing fabrics or electric dryers

-Use Thickener B .25-1% to help thicken the ink

-Use RV Additive 1-3% to reduce viscosity

The Alpha Series by Matsui offers an innovative and economical solution for screen printers looking to create high-quality, custom colors with ease and efficiency. Its versatility, eco-friendliness, and excellent printability make it an ideal choice for various garment types and printing needs.