In this pad printing ink product spotlight series, we review the TP Series inks. In the last spotlight article, we reviewed the MG Series ink for pad printing metals, glass, ceramics, and plastics. Every ink line in the Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc., Natron® portfolio has different characteristics. As a result, the different attributes help you find the best ink for your exact screen and pad printing needs. This article completes the TP Series spotlight.
While we formulate our inks for pad printing to cover a wide range of substrates, there is no ink that adheres to all substrates. For this reason, we keep on innovating and introducing new inks to print on the most challenging substrates that exist in the world today. You might be interest in learning about printing silicone rubber.
Key highlights of the TP Series pad printing ink line
- High opacity
- High gloss
- Prints on a wide range of substrates.
TP Series pad printing ink line review
The TP Series pad printing ink is an all-purpose, one- or two-component ink for pad printing. As a single component, all you will need is a pad printing solvent. Simply add it to the ink and print. When using the TP Series as a 2-component, you will need additional pad printing supplies such as a hardener and a solvent. The pad printing hardener increases the ink’s pot life and abrasion resistance.
Additionally, the TP series ink lines come in 23 high-opacity ink colors, including metallic shades. View the TP Series color chart here. Additionally, all colors are intermixable to create new shades of color. Lastly, we offer pad printing ink custom color matching services for any color that you can dream of.
There are very many printing applications and substrates for printing with the TP series pad printing ink. Some plastic substrates include ABS, SAN, PETE, rPETE, acrylic, cellulose acetate butyrate, polystyrene, and polycarbonate. Additionally, this ink prints flawlessly on paper, corrugated board, polyester foil, leather, and faux leather. Lastly, this ink works well on polyethylene, polypropylene (pre-treated), soft and hard PVC, wood, and polyurethane.
The TP Series ink line’s opacity makes it an excellent ink for printing dark substrates, translucent plastics, injection-molded products, vinyl balls, cosmetic containers, and more. If you are not sure of your printing application, contact our ink technician. We offer free adhesion testing services. Our adhesion testing enables us to meet your long-lasting adhesion and abrasion resistance requirements.
Compliance and durability
This pad printing ink line is classified as non-toxic. Like all our other ink lines, this ink series is heavy metal-free and does not contain any phthalates. Additionally, it is a RoHS-compliant pad printing ink. Not only is this printing line compliant, but it is also made with fade-resistant pigments. For these and many other reasons, the TP series ink line is perfect for many printing applications. Get started on your pad-printing journey. Request additional information about the TP Series ink line today.
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