Be Prepared This Holiday Season

 

be-prepared-this-holiday-season-mediaIt’s that time of year again! Make sure you are stocked up with the appropriate inks and colors for the Holiday Season.

Here’s a list of some of our recommended inks and colors:

Enjoy the holidays!

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International Coatings manufactures a complete line of Centris™ non-Phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whitesspecialty inksspecial effects inks,color matching systemsadditives and reducers.  In addition, International Coatings also manufactures a line of AXEON™ non-Phthalate, non-PVC special effects inks. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

 

 

 

November 25, 2016 at 5:00 am Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wishing you blessings of health, happiness and success on this Thanksgiving and always!

Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of Centris™ non-Phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whitesspecialty inksspecial effects inks,color matching systemsadditives and reducers.  In addition, International Coatings also manufactures a line of AXEON™ non-Phthalate, non-PVC special effects inks. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

November 21, 2016 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

Curing shiny, metallic inks

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In an article recently published by Images Magazine, Kieth Stevens gives us some tips on how to best cure shiny inks:

When glitter or shimmer inks fade after washing, it’s easy to blame the ink, but curing is often the culprit: under-cured ink can wash off the fabric during the wash cycle.

Inadequate curing is one of the biggest underlying causes of print issues, especially with shiny inks such as metallics, glitters, reflectives and shimmers.

Why do these inks need special treatment? The metallic flakes or coatings on the beads that are mixed into these inks’ bases actually reflect heat. As such, the underlying ink may not reach the required curing temperature.

Here are some simple tips on curing shiny inks:

• It is important to remember that ‘time is your friend’ when it comes to curing: Slow down the dryer belt and run the print through the dryer a bit longer. The extra time in the dryer will allow the ink to absorb more heat and cure correctly.

• Be sure to set the temperature no lower than 160°C when curing plastisol inks. However, don’t set the temperature too high, as that may scorch the fabric as you slow the dryer speed.

Kieth Stevens is the Western regional sales manager for International Coatings. He has been teaching screen printing for more than 10 years and is a regular contributor to International Coatings’ blogs.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of Centris™ non-Phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whitesspecialty inksspecial effects inks,color matching systemsadditives and reducers.  In addition, International Coatings also manufactures a line of AXEON™ non-Phthalate, non-PVC special effects inks. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

November 17, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

New Product Showcase Video: Blaze White 7038

The 7038 Blaze Cotton White has quickly become one of our best selling cotton whites. Blaze is a high pigment, fast flashing, low tack, high performance plastisol screen printing ink that is very creamy, short bodied and very opaque, resulting in excellent coverage on dark garments.

Formulated to be a high performance, opaque underlay.

View the Blaze Product Bulletin

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of Centris™ non-Phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whitesspecialty inksspecial effects inks,color matching systemsadditives and reducers.  In addition, International Coatings also manufactures a line of AXEON™ non-Phthalate, non-PVC special effects inks. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

November 10, 2016 at 10:26 pm 1 comment

Reflecting on reflective inks

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In a recent article posted on Images Magazine, Kieth Stevens our western regional sales manager, gives us a tip on how to print with reflective ink.

One of the most common mistakes printers make when using a direct print reflective ink is to print an underbase. Never use an underbase and never print-flash-print. This is because part of the process in printing reflective directly onto a garment is that the clear part of the ink, the vehicle or carrier of the glass beads, should be pushed into the garment, thus allowing the beads to ‘float’ on top of the garment and allow the most reflectivity. If an underbase is used, the absorption of the bead carrier into the garment cannot happen and the print cannot achieve the optimal reflectivity. This is also true if the reflective ink is printed, flashed, and printed again. Instead, I suggest print stroking the ink twice without flashing and always using as much pressure as possible, which is the opposite to correctly printing standard inks.

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Kieth Stevens is the Western regional sales manager for International Coatings. He has been teaching screen printing for more than 10 years and is a regular contributor to International Coatings’ blogs.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of Centris™ non-Phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whitesspecialty inksspecial effects inks,color matching systemsadditives and reducers.  In addition, International Coatings also manufactures a line of AXEON™ non-Phthalate, non-PVC special effects inks. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

November 3, 2016 at 5:05 am 1 comment

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2016

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Have a happy and safe Halloween! From all of us at International Coatings.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of Centris™ non-Phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whitesspecialty inksspecial effects inks,color matching systemsadditives and reducers.  In addition, International Coatings also manufactures a line of AXEON™ non-Phthalate, non PVC special effects inks. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

October 31, 2016 at 1:45 pm 1 comment

PMS Colors For The World Series Are Here!

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2016 is a special year for baseball, as the two teams playing for the World Series are the two teams with the longest World Series droughts in the major leagues. 1908 was the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. With a 108 year drought on the line, the impressive Chicago Cubs aim to put an end to the infamous curse of the Billy goat. But, they have one major obstacle in their way – the Cleveland Indians. The Indians have not won a World Series since 1948, making them the team with the second longest trophy drought in the MLB. With two cities hungry for victory, this World Series is electric to say the least.

Whether you are a Cubs fan, or a member of the Tribe, you can support your team this World Series with International Coating’s 7500 UltraMix® Color Series. Finding the perfect formula for your team color is made simple and easy with our UltraMix® color formulation tool. Simply scroll through the list of PMS values to find your match, and the formula for mixing the simulated Pantone® values using our UltraMix® color series is provided. Here is an instructional video from our YouTube TV channel on how to easily do so.

Chicago Cubs colors can be found under 294 Blue & 186 Red. Cleveland Indians colors can be found under 289 Blue & 199 Red.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of Centris™ non-Phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whitesspecialty inksspecial effects inks,color matching systemsadditives and reducers.  In addition, International Coatings also manufactures a line of AXEON™ non-Phthalate, non PVC special effects inks. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

 

October 26, 2016 at 4:32 am 3 comments

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