COLOR FILLING SILICONE INKS FOR ENGRAVED SILICONE PRODUCTS
Permanent color filling silicone inks for engraved and de-bossed silicone products.
The Siliart color ink is an easy to apply on engraved, de-bossed, monogram silicone products. This silicone ink is formulated as a 2- component color filling silicone ink ink for silicone rubber.
The Siliart inks gives a very great contrast which make them ideal for branding and personalizing silicone products. These inks are ideal for hobbyist and DYI artists. Siliart silicone inks have excellent adhesion, rapid cross-linking onto silicone. In addition to ink filling, these inks are perfect of spray painting onto with applications.
Also, the Natron™ Siliart series ink is also available in 40+ high opacity standard color shades including neon (fluorescent) colors, 4 metallic colors and 4 (CMYK) process colors.
Siliart color filling silicone inks mixing instructions
The Siliart color filling silicone inks, like the all the Natron silicone pad printing ink series is easy to work with.
To ink fill a product with this ink, mix it with the LG catalyst. The higher the catalyst the better the ink adhesion. Mix the ink together with the catalyst thoroughly. Then add 50% – 100% of the Type SF silicone ink Solvent to alter viscosity.
For spray painting application, increase the solvent to 300 – 500% of the inks weight.
Drying and curing printed products
The Siliart Series is a slow drying silicone ink. However, generally the following drying times are applicable:
The ink filling will not air dry at room temperature. Use heat to cure and dry this ink. The inks will cross link and fully cure within 6 minutes. Heat accelerates the curing process. Ink filled / monogrammed silicone items should be dried using heat. Different substrates have different curing times. (Safety caution! Observe caution before touching hot items. Allow heated products to cool down before touching).
Siliart silicone ink solvents and additives
Siliart Series ink for color filling are a two component inks. To get best adhesion, use the LG catalyst. Catalyst is also known as cross-linker or hardener. The mixing ratio is 10% – 30% of inks weight.
To alter the inks viscosity, use our standard solvents – SF Solvents. Type SF is a very fast drying solvent.