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For over 53 years, quality products, innovation and superior customer service have been the hallmarks of International Coatings™.

A leader in the development of textile screen-printing inks and a pioneer in the production and compounding of vinyl urethane plastics, specialty coatings and adhesives,  we have the product line, formulation capabilities and experience to make your ideas a reality.

For the latest product information on International Coatings’ new product lines, its complete line of textile screen printing inks, and latest screen printing techniques, visit www.iccink.com.   International Coatings also features new products, how-to’s and printing tips on its Facebook page.

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  • 1. MARTIN SCREEN PRINT  |  November 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    WERE YOU GUYS LOCATED IM IN TORRANCE CA

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    • 2. iccink  |  November 24, 2009 at 11:37 pm

      Hi,
      we are located in Cerritos! Practically neighbors.

      Reply
  • 3. Flying 'W' Designs - Renae  |  April 8, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    How do I go about setting up an account so that I can order – 3804 low cure additive.

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    • 4. International Coatings  |  April 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm

      We don’t sell direct, but you can get our inks through our network of distributors. Here is the link to our distributor locator tool: http://www.iccink.com/distributorlocator.htm. Just put your zip code in and it’ll give you the nearest distributor location. Let us know if you have any problems.

      Thank you!

      Reply
  • 5. Jose Robledo  |  May 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Hi all,
    I sthere a formula to calculate Ink consumption in screen printing.

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    • 6. International Coatings  |  June 7, 2010 at 7:21 pm

      Hi Jose,
      Sorry for the delayed response to your question.

      The question you ask is difficult to answer specifically because of the many variables in the screen-printing process. Some of the variables are:

      1. Size of the design (bigger designs require more ink).

      2. Screen mesh used (more open mesh will lay down more ink than a finer mesh).

      3. Type of squeegee used (harder squeegee will lay down less ink than a softer squeegee).

      4. Hardness of the printing pallet (a softer pallet will generally result in laying down more ink).

      5. Whether you double hit a color such as when you do a print-flash-print for maximum opacity.

      There are other variables as well, but these are the main ones. As a general guide, a gallon of a typical plastisol ink printed through a 110-mesh will give you about 1600 sq. ft. of coverage.

      I hope this information helps.

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  • 7. Lynn Lovejoy  |  March 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I have some Holloway (Adrenaline style) jackets 100% poly that need printing. What ink should I use I was looking at the 7113 and 7100. Which is recommended? Do I need to add a catalyst?

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    • 8. International Coatings  |  March 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Hi Lynn,

      Yes, you can use the 7113 Performance Pro White or any other color that is in the 7100 Performance Pro Series. You do not need to use a catalyst to print on 100% polyester. I’m not familiar with the Holloway(Adrenaline style) jackets, but before proceeding, just check the the jacket label to make sure that it is 100% polyester.

      The 7113 and the 7100 series cure at 285 F-300 F, which is a lower temperature than our regular inks. Please be sure to NOT overcure this ink.

      Thanks!

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  • 9. Diana Brissett  |  July 26, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Hi
    I want to produce a billboard that has images on in the day and then other images seen at night – prefereably when car lights shine on it.
    Is this possible and would the normal ink not be seen in the night?
    Are there digital reflective inks or only s/s inks?

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    • 10. International Coatings  |  July 26, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Hi Diana,
      Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, our retroreflective inks and transfers are made for textile screen printing. Both the ink and the transfer paper adhesive need to be heat cured (320F), so I’m not sure if they would be good for a billboard – depending on what the billboard material is made of.

      Diana, we partner with Viz Refelective, who supplies the reflective beads to us. They may have other materials that may fit more for you. I remember they sent us a sheet of reflective materials a couple of years back, that they overprinted with a scene of the London skyline. When you shine a light on it in the dark, it reflected back. I’m not sure if they still have that material, but you could try contacting them.

      Here is their contact info:

      http://www.vizreflectives.com/
      Contact: Nick Rowbottom

      Hope this helps.

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  • 11. MC  |  November 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I have a high visibility design for biking gear. I have not experience with screen printing. Want to build a prototype and test washability etc. Want to discuss design and what gets screen printed versus using tape. Based in Northern California. Can you help with a contact?

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  • 13. John Shen  |  June 27, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Our printer has challenging in screen printing on Merino Wool fabric. The printing is often easily washed off. Are there any reference in ink selection, printing procedures and operation tips on wool fabric (light weight and mid-weight jersey)?

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    • 14. International Coatings  |  July 5, 2013 at 10:33 am

      John,

      Could you please send me a photo of the garment and your prints and anything else you have that will help me in evaluating what you are experiencing.

      I will try and help in anyway I can.

      Thank you

      Kieth Stevens
      (kstevens@iccink.com)

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  • 15. Eagle Rock High School  |  January 14, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Thanks for all the great technical support you give for your inks and all the troubleshooting help. I appreciate the special help on getting good results with the specialty inks. The products really stand out for a great impression upon the end users of the garments.

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  • 17. Kate  |  February 3, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Would your inks be washable if printed on a stretch mesh fabric? And if I am not a printer myself, but just need to get things printed, how would I go about doing that? Also, is there a method to print/copy photos onto mesh fabric and would these be washable? Thanks so much.

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    • 18. International Coatings  |  February 11, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Hi Kate,
      to answer the first part of your question, whether our inks are washable if printed on stretch mesh fabric, the answer is”yes.” We suggest printing the mesh fabric with our 7100 Performance Pro ink, which is specifically made for athletic and stretch fabrics. The ink also cures at a lower temperature to help combat dye migration.

      To the second portion of your inquiry, I would check in your area and search for screen printing shops in your region. Another way would be to go to a screen print supply store and ask whether they know of any good printers in your area.

      The third question may be a bit tricky – there are direct-to-garment printing machines that could print photos directly to the substrate, although mostly on light-colored backgrounds. Also, since it’s a mesh fabric, I’m not sure whether this would work, since the direct-to-garment printers work similar to an inkjet printer and have very finicky printer heads.

      Another idea would be to check out some transfer papers that can be printed using a laser or inkjet printer and then tranfering it via a heatpress. But again, I’m not sure whether one is available for the type of fabric you are using and how it may look being transfered over the mesh fabric.

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  • 19. Andrew Mimnagh  |  January 10, 2015 at 8:22 am

    we are a plastic substrate printer do you sell puffy inks that we can apply to pvc.

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    • 20. International Coatings  |  January 26, 2015 at 10:26 am

      We do make custom inks or compounds that can adhere to PVC; however, these are all custom formulated and are not stock items, since they typically are serving specific purposes.

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  • 21. Marcel Lado  |  June 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    We love your inks! Especially the low cure additive for polyester basketball jerseys. Check out what we just printed using these inks here – http://hollywoodscreenprinting.com/customized-basketball-jerseys/

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  • 23. Hafiz uddin  |  October 6, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Dear sir , I want to learn more for ur chemical how can it possible

    Reply
  • 25. David Zylstra  |  November 5, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Hi. I am a He-Man collector. Would I be able to purchase this plaque from you? Thank you. David – TheToyProfessor@gmail.com

    Reply

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