HYDROTEX HY-COVER screen-printing inks are a premium quality water-based ink that offers superior performance and coverage on dark fabrics. HY-COVER is formulated to give textile screen printers a high opacity fabric ink that has excellent hiding and stretch properties with a soft to handle experience. HY-COVER is successfully being printed wet on wet with semi-automatic printing machines.
HYDROTEX HY-COVER ink is not affected by ironing or heat from clothes dryers as it has been specially formulated to allow the material it’s printed on to breath, ensuring maximum durability and longevity
A High quality easy to apply ink that offers a soft to handle experience with a low volatile organic compound, less than 16% VOC.
MESH: For optimal results a monofilament polyester mesh 32t – 77t should be used for printing HY-COVER inks. Multifilament mesh have poor screen release properties resulting in a substandard finish and should be avoided.
STENCILS: Water resistant or dual water/solvent resistance emulsions such as Kiwocol 222 should be used for optimum results.
CURING: HY-COVER requires heat fixation of 150°C for 3 minutes. The addition of cross linker at approximately 2% will reduce the temperature required to approximately 120°C.
ADDITIVES: Hydrotex retarder may be added to HY-COVER, typically no more than 2% would be required unless extremely hot/dry ambient conditions prevailed.
COLORANT: HY-COVER inks should be purchased as finished colours. Blending of pigments with Hy-Cover base will result in an inferior finish that is too low in viscosity and or colour strength. Note: A restricted colour range is available in the Hy-Cover series. Consult your colour card.
WASH UP: Water, if mesh staining occurs use a 10% solution of Hydrotex Screen Clean with water.