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AUSTRALIAN SPECIALITY INKS

Australian Speciality Inks are a high quality, multi-purpose range of inks suitable for printing on an large array of media. Please use the table below for information and colours on our range of ASI inks or contact us for assistance in determining your requirements.
See our ASI Ink Selector for info on determining the correct inks.

Ink Type

Brief Description
More Info
UNIVERSAL VINYL Specially formulated for rapid drying on a wide variety of vinyl and vinyl coated substrates where a high gloss finish is required, this product is recommended for machine screen process printing, although satisfactory results can be achieved by hand printing.
PLASTIVAC
Plastivac inks are a modified acrylic lacquer system designed as a general purpose screen process plastic printing ink. These inks have been formulated to reduce static problems often associated with acrylic inks.
NYLO-PRINT
Nylo-Print inks are a flexible and elastic ink suitable for printing on most synthetic and natural fabrics. The system has displayed a high degree of resistance to laundering and dry-cleaning.
GLOSS VINYL
Due to the slower drying nature of the Gloss Vinyl series it is ideally suited for the printer with a hand print operation. The system is a highly flexible vinyl resin system specifically formulated for printing on vinyl surfaces where a high gloss finish is required.
MONOKAN
The Monokan ink system is the result of long research into achieving the excellent adhesion properties normally related to a two pot ink system in a one pot system. Monokan is a blocked catalyst system, which means that the ink remains quite stable in the can, but after printing, the catalyst reacts to improve adhesion and general product resistance.
CORROGLOSS
The Corrogloss system was developed for the printing of fully Corona-treated corrugated plastic sheets (Corflute) and similar products manufactured from special co-polymer resins. The inks have excellent scuff resistance and dry to a good even gloss level.
TWO CAN EPOXY
The Two Can Epoxy ink series exhibit excellent solvent and chemical resistance and offer a high degree of adhesion to a variety of difficult to print surfaces.
UROCURE
Urocure is a two-pack, pigmented, Urethane ink system requiring the addition of a reactive catalyst to initiate the cure process; the inks exhibit excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates along with exceptional weather ability and chemical resistance properties.

 

INK SELECTION GUIDE FOR ASI INKS

Recommended

O
Possible Alternative
R
Rigid

 

Gloss Vinyl

Universal Vinyl

Plastivac

Corrogloss

Two Can Epoxy

Gloss Enamel

Monokan

Prefix

GV

QV

70

CO

ER

59

MK

Type of Ink

Vinyl

Vinyl

Acrylic

Acrylic

Epoxy

Alkyd

Catalysed
Cellulose

Reducer

VF 180

QV 180

70-80

CO-180

ER 180

Turps

MK 180

Retarder

VF 182

QV 182

70-182

CO-182

ER 182

5550

MK 182

Screenwash

VF 184

VF 184

70-184

CO-184

ER 180

Turps

MK 184

Clear or Extender

GV 170

QV 170

70-170

CO-170

ER 170

59-170

MK 170

Special Items

GV 173

QV 173

 

 

ER 176
Catalyst

 

 

Air Dry Time (approx)

30 mins

5 mins

25 mins

20 mins

2-3 hrs*

4-6 hrs

20 mins

Force Dry Time

No rec.

Seconds

Seconds

Seconds

30 minutes
@ 83°C

30 Minutes @ 83°C

Seconds

Approx. Coverage
(sq. metres/kg)

35

35

35

35

35

35

40

Substates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABS

 

O

 

 

 

O

Acrylics

 

O

 

 

O

O

Cellulose Acetate

O

 

 

 

O

Cellulose Acetate
Butyrate

 

 

 

O

Ceramics

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

Top Coated Mylar

 

 

 

 

 

Colour Bond
(signwriter grade)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corflute

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decal Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foil

 

 

 

 

O

 

Formica
(Melamine)

 

 

 

 

 

O

Glass

 

 

 

 

 

O

Most Metals

 

 

 

 

O

O

Phenolics (Bakelite)

 

 

 

 

O

O

Polycarbonate

O

 

 

 

 

Treated Polyethylene Polypropylene

 

 

O

 

O

Styrene

 

O

 

 

 

 

Proxylin Coatings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perspex, Plexiglass

 

O

 

 

 

O

Polystrene Foam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinyl - Rigid/Flexible

• R

 

 

 

 

Wood & Masonite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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