PLT15 is an acrylic-based one- or two-component ink.
Particularly suited for printing on PE-PP, PMMA, PS, ABS, SAN, PVC plasticized and rigid, PMMA, polypropylene, and polyethylene (pre-treated).
Particularly suited for printing on ABS, SAN, polycarbonate PC, rigid PVC, polyamide PA, polymethylmethacrylate PMMA, polypropylene and polyethylene (pre-treated). Good results are also obtained on painted surfaces, wood, paper, polyester, polyurethane and polyacetal (post-treated).
PLT15 has good resistance to alcohol, greases and petrol and hand perspiration.
Above 43° C.
Thin and mix well with PLTA thinner in a portion of 10-20% maximum.
In warm climates and in the presence of fine details or screened images, the use of PLTD retarder in a small percentage is recommended.
If used as a two-component ink, PLT15 can be mixed with PLH hardener in a ratio of 10 parts ink to 1 part hardener.
An excessive dilution causes a loss of coverage, smudges and incomplete ink detachment from the pad. A poor dilution may cause problems withdrawing ink from the cliché obtaining a repetitive print quality and avoiding the “dripping” of the same ink with lower print quality. If the achievement of the major mechanical or chemical resistance or higher adhesion is required, the ink can be used as a two-component ink. In this case mix the ink with PLH in a ratio of 10 parts ink to 1 part hardener.
The life of the two-component mixed ink is 8-10 hours depending on room temperature and ratio of solvent(s).
Drying and Hardening
Generally the following drying times are applicable:
Air drying at 68° F: 20-30 seconds Heat drying at 175° F: Approx. 3 -5 minutes Full curing at 68° F: 24 hours
The final hardening of the ink is obtained after 5 days.
Please note drying times are substrate specific.
Range of Colors
PLT15 is available in 15 standard shades as well as 3 transparent, four-color process shades. PLT15 inks are adjusted for printing with PLTA Thinner, PLTCAN Fast Thinner, and PLTD Retarder for printing fine detail.
Process Color Printing
PLT15 inks are available in transparent colors PLT15 #180 Yellow, PLT15#181 Magenta and PLT15 #182 Cyan.
PLTEBD Cleaner is recommended.
PLT15 has a shelf life of about 2 years. Storage containers should be sealed and placed in a cool dry place.
PLH hardener should not be stored for long periods. The cans should be closed immediately after use, otherwise the hardener will become thick and useless.