Natron™ SE Silicone ink is ideal for pad printing or screen printing on any item made of silicone rubber. Examples of silicone rubber products include custom silicone wristbands and swimming caps. The SE ink is used in promotional, medical, toys, drink-ware, and industrial applications. Typical silicone application include, silicone wristbands, swim caps, and silicone phone cases. Industrial applications include silicone handles for tools. Promotional, medical, toys, drink-ware, and custom silicone molding industries use the SE ink.
The Natron™ SE ink is also designed for ease of use. It also has the highest opacity, gloss, and flexibility compared to any other ink.
To print your product, mix the silicone ink (A) with the catalyst (B), print and cure the product. For every 20 parts of the ink (A) add 1 part of the catalyst (B). Mix the ink and the catalyst. Add 5 - 20% of the SE-TRM Solvent to alter viscosity. To dry and cure the printed product, use heat. Put the printed product in an oven for 2-5 minutes at 200-250°F (2 minutes at 250°F). (Safety caution! Wait for the heated product to cool down before touching).
After full cure try to bend, scratch or stretch the printed product. We guarantee that the print (ink) will not crack or rub off – the print becomes part of the product. This is the reason the SE series silicone ink is perfect for printing on silicone rubber products.
Solvents: Use SE-TRM & SE-TR Solvents to alter the viscosity. This is if the mixed ink is too thick for a specific application. The SE-TR is a fast drying thinner, while the SE-TRM has a slow evaporation time. Both ink solvents are environmentally friendly. They have zero VOCs and will not affect the adhesion of the system.
If you use any other the solvents with the SE inks, it will affect printing quality and adhesion of the ink.
Drying: Printed parts dry at 200-250°F for 2-8 minutes.
Caution: Silicone Ink is compatible with many types of silicone rubber. However, contact with some substrates will inhibit the drying of Silicone Ink. We recommend that you always do a small-scale compatibility test before full production.
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