PLT6 is an acrylic-based one- or two-component ink.
PLT6 ink is a single-component series ink that can also be used as a two-component ink. This ink has a semi-glossy look and is quick to dry.
See attached Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Certification for tagless textile label printing.
Particularly suited for printing on rubber, and natural or synthetic textile fiber such as leather and imitation leather as well as polyamide. Good results are also obtained on polyurethane and polyamide.
Excellent mechanical and chemical resistance. If used as a two-component ink the mechanical and chemical resistance is excellent and increases its adhesion.
Above 48° C.
Thin and mix well the PLT6 ink with PLTCAN Thinner in a portion of 10-20% max. In warm climates and in the presence of fine details or screened images the use of PLTD Retarder in a very small percentage is recommended. If the achievement of the major mechanical or chemical resistance or a higher adhesion is required, the ink can be used also as a two-component ink series. PLT6 can be mixed with hardener PLH in a ratio of 10 parts ink to 1 part hardener.
The life of the mixed ink when used as a two-component ink is 8-10 hours after which the mechanical-chemical resistance and adhesion decreases. This is also dependent on room temperature and ratio of solvent.
An excessive dilution causes a loss of coverage, smudge 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.
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
Drying time can be accelerated by using ovens with circulating hot air or spot devices at high temperatures. The final hardening of the ink is obtained after 24 hours.
The final hardening of the ink is obtained after 24 hours. If the printed products require exceptionally high water resistance or resistance to other substances, the ink should be baked at 284° F for 30-60 minutes.
Please note drying times a substrate specific.
Range of Colors
PLT6 is available in 22 standard colors. Europa scale is available in transparent colors. PLT6 has a high light fastness equivalent to 7-8 rating DIN fastness. PLT6 inks are adjusted for printing with PLTCAN Fast Thinner, PLTA Thinner and PLTD Retarder for printing fine detail.
Process Color Printing
PLT6 inks are available in transparent colors PLT6 #180 Yellow, PLT6 #181 Magenta and PLT6 #182 Cyan.
PLTEBD Cleaner is recommended.
PLT6 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.