Thinning : May be used straight from the can but it is recommended to thin 5 - 15% by weight with AM-1800 Thinner. Substitute AM-1800 Thinner with AM-1820 Slow Thinner to improve screen stability when shop conditions are hot. When printing on Polycarbonate, acrylics and PETG thinning with AM-3200 Anti-Crazing Thinner may prevent crazing on substrate. For maximum light fastness or outdoor durability, little or no thinning is recommended.
Additives : AM-1700 Clear can be used to increase transparency of colors. However, this will reduce the durability and light fastness of the color. Add 5 - 10% DC-393 Gel Retarder to thinned ink to maintain screen stability. If required, use a small amount of AM-1730 Process Clear ink to improve print quality.
Wash-Up : AM-1800 Thinner ITC-1840 Wash-Up
Coverage : Approximately 2100 sq.ft./1 U.S. Gallon using a 280/in Monofilament fabric
Fabric/Stencil : 200 to 355 monofilament fabric. Direct and indirect photos tencil or water soluble hand cut stencils are suitable.
Drying : By solvent evaporation. AM-0000 Series air dries in 10 to 20 minutes or can be Jet-Dried to 20-45 seconds at 150°F to 200°F. Allow more time when overprinting to avoid possible re-wetting of previous colors.