700-017 medium thinner

Thinner – 700-017 Medium

Printcolor 700-017 is a medium speed universal thinner for pad print inks.

The official technical stuff from Printcolor
700-017 thinner is formulated to maintain optimum ink rheology under varying printing conditions created in open ink well and closed cup pad printers.   700-017 is a universal thinner suitable for use in all Printcolor pad printing inks.  It is added at a ratio of 10 – 20% by weight to attain the ideal ink viscosity and transfer under production conditions.

The medium evaporative speed of 700-017 is designed to balance drying times with image transfer viability in multi colour machines or print cycles with longer processing times.  The solvent composition of Printcolor 700-017 thinner is chosen to minimise chemical attack on printing pads.  Its gentle wear on pad surfaces facilitates trouble free print transfer and longer pad life.  Refer to the Technical Information and 700-017 MSDS documents for more details.

What we say about Printcolor 700-017
It is not a paint thinner, nor its it a screen ink thinner.  Printcolor 700-017 is specifically formulated to thin ink used for pad printing applications.  700-017 thinner is Quality Assured to ISO 9002 Standards and offers the best value for money on the market.

700-017 has been developed for universal use with all 700 Series pad print inks and is useful for open well and close ink cup systems.  The unique mixture of solvents in 700-017 will help maintain ink consistency over long runs and throughout jobs having slow printing cycles and/or frequent stoppages.  The medium evaporative speed of 017 ensures good ink viscosity while retaining print transfer speeds, making it ideal for wet-on-wet multi colour printing.

Printcolor 700-017 is a popular thinner because it works well across the range of 700 Series pad printing inks.  It gives consistent performance and can be mixed with faster thinner to optimise print transfer speed, or with retarder for slow cycle applications or screen printing.

Available in 1L and 5L DG approved plastic jerry containers and 20L drums with screw tap threads.

The good oil from our trade print room

  • We find 017 the perfect speed for thinning faster inks like Series 711, 712 and 752.  We also use it under most conditions to thin Series 784 as well as 754 and 750 (sometimes in combination with 700-019 fast thinner in cooler weather, or when printing large areas of solid colour).
  • We find a little regular thinning maintains print speed and quality better (especially over long runs) than pouring thinners in only when the ink is too thick to print well.
  • Using the correct speed thinner is important.  Use one that’s too fast for your application and you’ll be continuously stopping to adjust the ink.  Use a thinner too slow for the job and you’ll have to slow down the cycle speed and/or use an air blast to get the print to transfer.  Neither will result in consistently good prints and both will slow productivity.
  • Using super cheap thinner is like frying steak in water; you will cook it but you won’t want to eat it!  Printcolor thinner is not expensive, we’ve made sure of that.  Buy a litre, try it and see what a difference it makes to your print quality, job set-up times, productivity and general level of happiness in the print room.


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