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Tips for Pad Printing Stress Toys

Posted on: December 9th, 2012 by Sally No Comments

Stress toys have long been a favourite in the promotional products market.  They are also one of the most asked about items when it comes to ink selection and printing technique.  These are some of the techniques that we have found to reliably produce good prints on stress toys.

When printing stress toys we recommend;

  • A fast drying ink such as Printcolor 382.  It is easy to use, gets good adhesion, and allows print-and-pack production for quick production.
  • Printcolor 792 and is also great to use on stress toys.  Although 792 is a slow drying ink, some printer prefer it for its super high gloss print finish.
  • Stress toys can be contaminated with mould release agent (yellow product particularly), which can affect print adhesion.  Printcolor 382 should adhere within moments of application.  If it doesn’t, wipe the toy with a cloth/glove dampened with metho just before you place it in the printer.  This will remove excess release agents from the surface.
  • We favour a harder pad, with a ‘flatter’ profile (an RO52 for example) to compress the toy fully, ensuring full image transfer for a denser, sharper print.
Happy printing!

Strong Partnership Guarantees Competitive Ink Prices

Posted on: December 9th, 2012 by Sally No Comments

Colour Components commenced as the Australian and New Zealand agent for Printcolor Inks in 2004.  Since then local screen and pad printers have enjoyed access to a growing range of Printcolor inks, thinners and additives, and at seriously competitive prices.

Many Australian printers have come to know Printcolor inks as “problem solvers”.  Usually trying them for a specific application where their current ink brand has failed to perform.  As printers gain experience with Printcolor products, many have come to appreciate the real benefits of using Printcolor inks including; their exceptional opacity, ease of use, high abrasion and chemical resistance, reliable and consistent quality and performance.  As a result more and more operators are choosing to use Printcolor exclusively, seeing improvements in print quality and work flow, and reduced production costs.

Colour Components recently had the pleasure of hosting Printcolor CEO Mr Marc Bär.  Mr Bär visited a several screen and pad printing operations who use Printcolor inks and was impressed with the versatility and high quality standards of the Australian industry.  Mr Bär is pleased Printcolor inks are a growing presence in the Australian and New Zealand markets, and that local printers are embracing Printcolor’s leading ink technology as are many printers around the world.

Mr Marc Bar, CEO of Printcolor AG with Mr Mike Cuthbert at Colour Components head office, Brisbane.

Colour Components has built up a strong partnership with Printcolor to ensure Printcolor products are a competitively priced option for the Australian market.  We regularly negotiate lock-in prices for popular ranges to ensure long-term price stability for our customers, regardless of fluctuations in international exchange-rates and import costs.  Colour Components can supply you with a wide range of Printcolor products at very competitive prices.

For information on Printcolor inks call: 1300 196 156

Welcome to the new Colour Components website

Posted on: November 16th, 2011 by Mike No Comments

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