Natron™ ST Series ink
FOR SCREEN & PAD PRINTING
RUBBER . TEXTILE . SYNTHETIC. SOFT TOUCH*.
Natron™ ST Series pad printing inks
The ST pad printing ink is an easy to print with, ultra-fast drying, 1- or 2- component pad printing ink for soft touch materials, rubber, textiles, and synthetics. This ink is ideal for both pad printing and screen printing.
The ST Series ink prints are very opaque and have a matte finish. Natron ST Series inks have excellent adhesion, rapid cross-linking. These pad printing inks have very good adhesion on soft touch materials, nylons, polyesters, Neoprene Rubber, textiles and synthetics. The Natron ST series inks high opacity, quick drying, excellent adhesion and compliance makes it a good Tagless printing inks and neck labels printing ink.
In addition, the Natron™ ST series pad printing ink is also available in 23 high opacity standard color shades, 6 neon (fluorescent) colors, 4 metallic colors and 4 (CMYK) process colors.
Natron ST Ink mixing instructions
The Natron ST series ink, just like the Natron SE series silicone pad printing ink is easy to work with. The ST series pad printing ink for soft touch can also be used for screen printing onto soft touch products, textiles, Neoprene Rubber, EPDM, and synthetics.
To print a product with the ST Series ink, mix the ST pad printing ink for soft touch (A) with catalyst i-300x (B). Catalyst should be 5 – 20% of inks weight. The higher the catalyst the better the ink adhesion. Mix the ink together with the catalyst thoroughly. Then add 5 – 20% of the TSM, or TF, or TSS Solvent to alter viscosity.
Drying and curing printed products
The ST Series is a fast drying ink. However, generally the following drying times are applicable:
Prints will air dry at room temperature in 10-30 seconds. The inks will cross link and fully cure within 24 hours. To accelerate the curing process, the printed products should be dried using heat. Different substrates have different curing times. (Safety caution! Observe caution before touching hot items. Allow heated products to cool down before touching).
Natron ST Series ink solvents and additives
Natron ST Series inks for soft touch are a one – or two component inks. To get best adhesion, catalyst i-300x is required. Catalyst is also known as cross-linker or hardener. The mixing ratio is 3% – 20% of inks weight.
To alter the inks viscosity, use our standard solvents – SF, TF, TSM, and TSS Solvents. Type SF is a very fast drying solvent. Type TF is a fast drying solvent. TSM is a medium evaporating solvent. TSS is a slow evaporating solvent ideal for screen printing. They have zero VOCs and will aid with the adhesion of the printed plastic products.
ST Series Pad printing ink for soft touch substrates
The ST series pad printing ink is formulated for printing onto soft touch materials as well as textiles.
CPSIA is an acronym for Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc. was awarded this certificate as a symbol of compliance for its Natron ST Series pad printing inks for soft touch, synthetics, textiles, Neoprene Rubber, and nylons. This in turn should give you printing confidence. We make the best ink for printing onto soft touch, textiles, neck labels, tagless printing inks, etc. The ST series inks are safe and free of heavy metals. In addition, our goal is to make the best and the safest inks for the industry, now and in the future. The purpose of this is twofold.
- To formulate printing inks that are safe for printers and decorators world wide.
- And also to make printing inks that are safe for the recipients of the printed product.
What is CPSIA certification. CPSIA Certification means the issuance of a written Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) in which the manufacturer certifies that its children’s product complies with all applicable children’s product safety rules (or similar rules, bans, standards, or regulations under any law enforced by the Commission for that product.)
A company is expected to do third party testing of its products. This is the basis for children’s products certification. Once the product passed the third party testing, then the third party testing laboratory provides the results and certification. However, it does not issue the children’s product certificate.