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Plasticharge additive can be used as a discharge base on its own, or to make Plasticharge colors, combine Plasticharge Additive 1:1 with Union Ink Maxopake or Mixopake inks.t
Plastisol and water base inks may be printed over Plasticharge prints.
Combine equal parts Plasticharge Additive and a suitable Union Mixopkae or Maxopake plastisol. Stir slowly until completely mixed. Add 4-6% Activator ZF just before printing and mix until completely dissolved.
Your percentage of Aquarius™ Activator ZF powder should be based on the weight of the Aquarius™ Plasticharge Additive only, Not the combined weight of the ink and additive.
Water base inks can dry in the screen, Aquarius™ Plasticharge Additive is no exception. It is helpful to mist the air above the screen with a spray bottle of distilled water as needed in order to maintain humidity.
The printer must test any color mixed with Aquarius™ Plasticharge Additive on the garment prior to production to determine if the dyes in that garment will discharge.
When mixing Plasticharge reds- it is often beneficial to reduce the amount of Activator ZF powder by 1%.
Union Ink Maxopake and Mixopake inks are Triple opacity inks that can maintain color value when mixed with Plasticharge Additive.