Union Discharge Clear Base
Under base for plastisol or water based prints on dischargeable fabrics. Discharges color from dischargeable 100% cotton fabric. White can be used as under base or stand-alone white.
Stencils: Use any direct emulsion which is listed as water base / discharge resistant on all screens within job. Check with emulsion manufacturer for specifications and proper usage.
Additives: DSPP-9ZFS must be added at specified amounts for the effect to take place. ATEX-9600 Aqueous Stay Open may be added at 0.5-1% by weight to slow down ink drying into mesh. Small amounts of water may be added to increase inks penetration into fabric.
Mixing Instructions for DSPP-9ZFS Discharge Agent: The discharge system consists of two parts: the ink and the Discharge Agent. The DSPP-9ZFS Discharge Agent is supplied as a powder and sold separately. Add 6-8% DSPP-9ZFS Discharge Agent of the total weight to the Soft Hand Clear, Soft-Hand White or the custom color created utilizing the DSPP-9070 Discharge Base and Union's PIGT-Series Pigments). Mix until totally dissolved. Minimize waste by only mixing enough of the ink / discharge agent that will be used in a 6-8 hour period.
Printing Instructions: Print the Soft-Hand Discharge inks first, forcing the ink well into the fabric with moderate squeegee pressure, Open mesh / graphic should be flooded immediately after printing to avoid ink drying into screen. If utilizing DSPP-9050 Soft-Hand Clear other plastisol or water based colors may be printed without flash curing. The color values of the over-printed inks will appear after curing. You may mist the screen occasionally with water to maintain the ink viscosity during long printing runs. Print custom dischargeable in the same manner. Wash-Up: Clean the screens and squeegees with warm water and if necessary, mild detergent to remove dried ink from mesh.
Application: Screen Printing
Category: Specialty Inks
Best Used By: 12 months
After Flash Tack: Decreases with increased mesh
Angle: 10° - 20°
Mesh: 156-186 thread per inch (62-73 threads per cm)
Storage Temperature: 65°F - 95°F (18°C - 35°C)