Large prints on dark textiles with an absolutely soft handle…

High opaque and brilliant results with only one print…Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it?

With our “Discharge” exactly this is possible…

The Discharge printing paste is a special colour that works differently from your normal printing paste. Usually the image is created by the application of the colour to the fibre, wherein this case it is created through colour removal. The two components of the Discharge printing paste are the base and the activator which removes the colour pigments from the printing-material. What you will see in the result is the original colour of the crude fiber. Meaning, the colour etches the print. If more colour is what you are looking for…

Our pre-pigmented versions of the Discharge printing paste are not only able to etch, but dye the fiber too. As a result, you have a vintage style effect to your work as the appearance has a softened feel on the surface.

Description

Discharge 113 is a water based discharge ink without odour and formaldehyde with a very soft handle. Usually the image is created by the application of the colour to the fibre, wherein this case it is created through colour removal. What you will see in the result is the original colour of the crude fiber. Our pre-pigmented versions of the Discharge printing paste are not only able to etch, but dye the fiber too.

Special properties

  • Very bright and uniform prints with a good colour yield
  • The prints fulfil the most exigent requirements (Oeko Tex 100 Class 1)
  • Soft handling
  • Excellent screen stability
  • The prints are iron-proof
  • Suitable for wet on wet printing
  • Low odour

Printing recommendations

Mesh 34 up to and including 90

Printing preparation

The Discharge ink should always be combined with the activator

The amount depends on the discharge ability of the garment colour. Not all dyes, used for colouring garments, are destructible with the activator (for more information consult your garment supplier).

Dispensing

Discharge Base: 100 g + Discharge activator: 6-8 g

Crosslinker 105 can improve wash resistance while printing hues, the transparent base does not need any Crosslinker 105

Drying and etching process

The colour is drying under normal room temperature conditions and is stackable after a short time. The etching process only works on heat supply. When using a continuous dryer, the fixing will take 3-4 min under 180°.Successful results can also be achieved when using an ironing press or a usual iron.

Emulsion

Emulsion for water based colour systems is recommended

Cleaning

Water can be used, make sure you do it immediately after the printing process

Ammonia can be used also for cleaning (water ­+ 5 %), rinse with warm water after cleaning process.

Squeegee

A medium hard 75 shore is recommended

Coverage

Depending on the colour, screen to be used, the average coverage is around 40-50 m2/L