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Printcolor 750

Series 751 Pad Printing Ink

Printcolor 751 is a two component pad ink suitable for use on a wide range of plastics, as well as metals, ceramics and glassware.

Upgrade to Printcolor high performance inks; change to Series 751 if you are using Marabu GL, Rucco T01 or Coates TP218

The official technical stuff from Printcolor
Printcolor 751 is a popular ink with trade pad printers because of its almost universal application for most substrates.  Series 751 used with Printcolor HDi hardener will print a wide range of the common plastics including (but not limited to); pre-treated polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), polycarbonate and duro-plastics.  Printcolor 751 with HDI hardener also gives excellent results on metals and coated or painted surfaces.  In addition, you can mix Series 751 with Printcolor GL hardener to print durable, glossy images on glassware and ceramics.  Printcolor 751 is formulated from epoxy resins with high chemical resistances and is designed for use on industrial and commercial products for internal (indoor) applications.  Refer to the Technical Information and Series 751 MSDS documents for more details.

Printcolor 751 ink is a highly opaque, high gloss ink that is exceptional for its user friendly handling, and its excellent adhesion and durability on a wide range of substrates.  This is the perfect ink for a start-up business, or for printers who just want a single, fuss-free ink that will print most jobs.

What we say about Printcolor 751
We looooooove 751!  It’s just so easy to use, even for beginners,  because it NEVER gives you issues with static or pot life, and it’ll produce a great print even if you run it a little bit too thick, or a little too thin.  Printcolor 751 lets us get through the work without fuss regardless of whether we’re printing hand made wine glasses, cheap pens or chromed make-up brushes.  Everyone should have a couple of cans on the shelf.

Hardener: addition ratio of 4:1 700-HDi hardener or 700-HDS hardener (plastics, metal)
Hardener: addition ratio of 20:1 up to maximum 10:1 700-GL hardener (glass and ceramics with heat curing)
Thinner: 700-017 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight for open well
Thinner: 700-019 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight for closed cup
Retarder: 700-018 thinner – addition ratio 10 – 15% by weight

The good oil from our trade print room

  • Without doubt the easiest pad printing ink to use – period.  It’s happy being run thick or thin and NEVER gives static spiderweb problems. We find that running it a bit thicker often gives a great glossy print, but you may have to go a bit slower to allow the ink to fully transfer  – air blowing on the pad helps with this.
  • A bit of a problem solver, we’ve found that 750 will often stick when other inks won’t.  On difficult substrates high temperature oven curing often helps to give better adhesion.
  • Can bit slow to air dry especially over winter, so if you’re in a hurry hot air curing is a good idea to speed things along. In winter, 750 can take up to 3 days to air cure, and 1-2 days in summer depending on the weather. In our experience adhesion and wear resistance will continue to improve for several days even after that. In practice if you are air drying product allow at least 24 hours in summer and up to 48 hours in winter before packing and shipping or you risk damaging the print.
  • Because it’s a slower ink system, you will often get better transfer by using a short pause at the front and air blowing on the pad to help with transfer.  Multi colour printing can also benefit from air onto the product to dry the previous colour and prevent the next pad from picking up bits of the image, especially with large areas of solid colour.
  • It’s very versatile; mix to a ratio of 4:1 with 700-HDi hardener for plastics. metals and most of coatings, or mix with 700-GL hardener at a ratio of 20:1 for printing ceramics and glassware. It’s the only ink on the market that we have seen to have a universal hardener system allowing you to change substrate compatibility, just by using a different hardener.  An example of fantastic chemical engineering from the labs at Printcolor, and a very convenient innovation for us printers.
  • Abrasion resistance of the final ink layer can be aided by adding 700-RCA additive on demanding applications like switches.

Mixing recipes available in the Printcolor Colour Mix Calculator – here

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