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AXEON™ Glow-in-the-Dark 1808

 

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AXEON™ Glow-in-the-Dark 1808 is a non-PVC screen printing ink that produces a bright, greenish glow when exposed to light and viewed in a darkened area. Incorporating AXEON™ Glow-in-the-Dark 1808 to an artwork and design is an effective way to add flair to any print.

International Coatings’ release of Glow- in-the Dark 1808 comes with the holiday season right around the corner. AXEON™ Glow-in-the-Dark 1808 offers a vibrant phosphorescent glow that draws attention in any nighttime setting. It can be used as a stand-alone ink or in conjunction with other inks to create an intense “glow” effect.

AXEON™ Glow-in-the-Dark 1808 is available through International Coatings’ exclusive network of distributor companies.

For more information, contact International Coatings at 1 (800) 423-4103 (within the U.S. only) or 1 (562) 926-1010, or visit www.iccink.com, for more information. 

About International Coatings

 For over 59 years, quality products, innovation and superior customer service have been the hallmarks of International Coatings Company™.  International Coatings is a pioneer in the production of vinyl and urethane plastics, specialty coatings and adhesives, and a leader in the development of textile screen-printing inks.  International Coatings has the product line, formulation capabilities and experience to make your ideas a reality.  For more information, please visit www.iccink.com.

 

 

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October 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

Star Trek Day!

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The first episode of The Original Series aired on September 8th, 1966, so Star Trek fans worldwide celebrate today as Star Trek day. Happy 51st Birthday, Star Trek!

Print courtesy of Y&R Fashion, Inc.

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.

 

September 8, 2017 at 1:19 pm 1 comment

Happy Labor Day!

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In observance of the U.S. Labor Day holiday, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017. We will return on Tuesday, September 5th. Happy Labor Day!

September 1, 2017 at 5:08 am 1 comment

National Dog Day!

In honor of National Dog Day August 26, Stella would like to demo her preferred ink brand!

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She can’t keep her paws off International Coatings!

 

August 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm 1 comment

How can I get started with screen-printing trucker caps or baseball caps?

There are some cap companies that offer a program where they will send you the unsewn front piece of the cap, so that it can be screen printed and sent back to them for finishing. If using this route, be sure to allow enough time for the fabrication of the caps after the printed fabric pieces have been sent.

For printing on finished caps, look for a specialized platen accessory that helps clamp the hat down during printing. Also, make sure to test whether the cap can be cured through the dryer at the temperature required to cure the ink.  For certain heat-sensitive cap materials, a low-cure additive may be necessary.

Another method is to screen-print transfers that you can then apply to the caps using a heat press machine specifically for caps.

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. Kieth is also the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Golden Image Award Gold Winner, which is given out by SGIA (the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association.

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.

July 27, 2017 at 5:06 am 1 comment

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!

 

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International Coatings will be closed for business Monday, July 3rd & Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
We will resume regular business operations on Wednesday, July 5th.

June 28, 2017 at 2:11 pm 1 comment

Screen Printing Startup Equipment, Part III

1818 on SHHD Auto StandThis is Part III and the last part of John Levocz’ article on what equipment a start-up printer would need.  Read Part I or Part II on our blog or read the entire article in Printwear magazine.

OTHER EQUIPMENT

There are also nonessential but helpful equipment and ancillary pieces for your new business, such as a homemade or purchased washout booth. Normal water and high-pressure water are used to clean screens. If you use the same booth to wash emulsion and ink from screens, keep it clean. If you make a homemade unit, add back-lighting to view emulsion washout for proper detail. A pressure washer is a nice addition to your washout booth for removing emulsion from screens.

Another helpful piece of equipment is some type of heat temperature reader. this can either be temperature tapes, a heat gun, or a thermoprobe. The heat tapes are the least expensive of the three, but heat guns have dropped in price and are now available at a variety of of building supply stores and tool centers. Because curing is such an important factor to screen printing, it’s essential to monitor the process daily and on different types of garments.

I also recommend a spotting gun. This tool removes cured ink spots that always seem to magically on the finished garment, which usually comes from ink on fingers that touch the shirt. This spotting gun allows you to remove the ink without damaging the shirt.

While the above is not an exhaustive list of necessary startup equipment, it gives you a good idea of the most important items to focus on when starting a screen printing business.

John Levocz, International Coatings’ Northeast regional sales director, has been in the screen printing industry for more than 30 years and has broad experience in graphics and textile printing. John is a contributor to International Coatings’ blogs and holds print seminars all over the country.

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.

June 20, 2017 at 5:31 am 1 comment

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