Our Standard for Paper Sebastar

Postcards, poster, calendars…Screenprinting on paper is problably one of the finest and individual ways to express your own creativity. Sebastar is our standard coloursystem especially for paper and cardboards. Bright colours with medium to high opacity is characterized for this system. It doesn't matter if you are printing on the finest paper or heavy cardboard, you can provide extremely detailed images of the highest quality without difficulty. The matte finish and brilliant surface character is a real eyecatcher…each print turns into a special design and provides an excellent printing result.

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Description

SEBASTAR is a waterbased screenprinting colour, special for paper and cardboard materials with a matte finish and brilliant surfaces …each print turns into a special design and provides an excellent printing result. It doesn't matter if you are printing on the finest paper or heavy cardboard, you can provide extremely detailed images of the highest quality without difficulty. There is little to no corrugation or warping of the images.

Special Properties

  • Matte to satin finish
  • Low odour
  • Bright Colours with medium to high opacity
  • Excellent printing stability and sharpness
  • Good adhesion on different materials
  • “Crosslinker 105”, (add 2-3 %) can be used to improve the adhesion
  • Colours can be mixed with each other

Print recommendation

  • Meshes between 90- 150 are suitable for most applications
  • Fluorescent colours are printed with 90 mesh
  • Phosphorescent ink with 43-63 mesh

Thinning

  • Ink is ready to use
  • Can be reduced with water 5-10 %
  • 5-7 % of retarder 032 can be used to slow the drying time

Drying

Drying for 10 -15 minutes at room temperature, 20-30 seconds through forced tunnel drying with a good air ventilation at 50°C. The drying of the inks happens by evaporation of the presence of water. The drying time will vary according different printing parameters such as film thickness, air ventilation or the different diluents/retarders hat are used. To ensure a good drying and to prevent blocking of the substrates after printing, ensure that there is a good air ventilation system in the tunnel and that the temperature of the drying is not too high

Emulsion

Emulsion for waterbased coloursystems 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

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