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The SE Silicone Ink
Natron™ SE Silicone pad printing inks are ideal for pad printing or screen printing on any item made of silicone rubber. The SE Series is simply the best ink for silicone printing. Examples of silicone rubber products include custom silicone wristbands and swimming caps. The SE ink is used in promotional, medical, toys, drink-ware, and industrial applications. Typical silicone application include, silicone wristbands, swim caps, and silicone phone cases. Industrial applications include silicone handles for tools. Promotional, medical, toys, drink-ware, and custom silicone molding industries use the SE Silicone inks.
The Natron™ SE Silicone inks are also designed for ease of use. It also has the highest opacity, gloss, and flexibility compared to any other ink.
Silicone pad printing inks: mixing, printing & curing:
Silicone printing a product is very easy. To print your product, mix the silicone ink (A) with the catalyst (B), print and cure the product. For every 20 parts of the ink (A) add 1 part of the catalyst (B). Mix the ink and the catalyst. Add 5 – 20% of the SE-TRM Solvent to alter viscosity. To dry and cure the printed product, use heat. Put the printed product in an oven for 2-5 minutes at 200-250°F (2 minutes at 250°F). (Safety caution! Wait for the heated product to cool down before touching).
After full cure try to bend, scratch or stretch the printed product. We guarantee that the print (ink) will not crack or rub off – the print becomes part of the product. This is the reason the SE series silicone ink is perfect for printing on silicone rubber products.
Solvents: Use SE-TRM & SE-TR Solvents to alter the viscosity. This is if the mixed ink is too thick for a specific application. The SE-TR is a fast drying thinner, while the SE-TRM has a slow evaporation time. Both ink solvents are environmentally friendly. They have zero VOCs and will not affect the adhesion of the system.
If you use any other the solvents with the SE Silicone inks, it will affect printing quality and adhesion of the ink.
Drying: Printed parts dry at 200-250°F for 2-8 minutes.
Caution: Silicone Ink is compatible with many types of silicone rubber. However, contact with some substrates will inhibit the drying of Silicone Ink. We recommend that you always do a small-scale compatibility test before full production.
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Natron™ Pad Printing Inks and screen printing inks
Boston Industrial Solutions, manufactures and provides a wide range of pad printing inks. These inks are for any pad printing and screen printing application.
All Natron inks are made following strict quality management standards. Every ink undergoes thorough testing to ensure best adhesion onto different substrates. This enables the inks to adhere onto many difficult to print substrates. From metals, to glass, to silicone printing rubber, to nitrile rubber and even textiles.
Natron Series of printing inks has:
- Medical grade pad printing inks,
- highly abrasion-resistant inks,
- high-opacity inks,
- chemical resistant inks,
- Wide range of colors including metallic, neon (florescent) colors, etc.
The inks deliver outstanding printing results. In addition, these inks will work with all screen printing and pad printing equipment. On screens, the inks are stable. On pad printing machines, the ceramic rings doctor smoothly and easily.
Natron Ink types:
In our ink line we have one and two component inks. Our one component pad printing inks maybe thinned before printing. However, the one component inks do not need a catalyst (hardener) to print.
Two component inks must use a catalyst to achieve maximum adhesion onto the substrate.
In addition to to 1- and 2-component solvent inks, we offer UV curable pad printing inks. UV pad printing inks instantly cure once exposed to UV light. These inks use 70 – 80% less solvent compared to standard pad printing inks.
Substrates and Inks:
The Natron tampo printing inks work on many substrates and applications. Below are some examples.
Pad printing inks for glass
Natron MG Series inks
Natron MK Series UV inks
Inks for screen printing and pad printing on ceramics
Natron MG Series inks
Inks for metals, stainless steel, coated and un-coated metals
Natron MG Series inks
Pad and screen printing inks for plastics
Natron EK Series inks
Printing inks for Nitrile, Nylon, and Textiles
Natron NxT Series inks
Printing inks for soft touch substrates
Natron ST Series inks
Silicone printing inks for silicone rubber
Natron SE Series silicone inks
Screen printing silicone inks for textiles
Natron SilTex Series inks
Different substrates require different ink resins system to achieve maximum adhesion. To figure out which resin works with what substrate is very tough. This is why we have simplified that for you. We’ve analyzed millions of products so that you can focus on printing. In addition, we complement our great inks with free testing lab and consulting services.
When you encounter a tough substrate, send it to us, we will find a solution for you. This enables you to focus on the art of printing.