Useful Information

Our Standard inks

Our Standard for Textile Printperfekt

Do you dream of YOUR perfect T-shirt? ….created by yourself with your individual design? Let your dream come true…Whether for shirts, sweatshirts, scarves or web…

Printperfekt is the perfect ink for cotton and a lot of synthetic materials. This coloursystem is waterbased and very easy to handle. High opaque and elastic it is suitable for printing on light and dark textiles as well as it is suitable for printing on stretch materials…Prints done with this colour are drying under normal room temperature conditions…

Have a try…

Description

Printperfekt is a waterbased flexible ink formulated for printing on cotton and many synthetic light and dark coloured fabrics. Free from PVC, APEPO and formaldehyde it is formulated to fulfil the most exigent requirements (Oeko Tex Class 1). The high elasticity of the colour allows for easy printing on delicate materials without risk of tearing or ripping during the printing process. With its high pigmentation you can achieve best results even on dark materials. Printperfekt is perfekt for beginners and for professionals as well. “Tubassist FIX 104W” can be used as a fix to increase the wash resistance up to 40°. add 3%.

Special properties

  • Easy to handle
  • Good opacity
  • Highly flexible and stretchable
  • Formulated for printing on cotton and many synthetic materials
  • For printing on nylon “FIX 104W” can be used to improve the resistance (add 3 %)
  • Drying under normal room temperature conditions
  • Ironable
  • Washable up to 40° when using “FIX 104W” (add 3%)
  • Free from phthalates, PVC, APEO, formaldehyde

Printing recommendation

A mesh 34-43 for the thick ink layers, up to 77 for printing finer details

Thinning

The inks are ready to use. When necessary the inks can be diluted with 5-8% of water or retarder

Drying

The inks are drying under normal room temperature conditions and are stackable after a short time. Drying can be done in a heating oven at 150-170° during 3 minutes. “FIX 104W” can be used as a cold fix (add 3 %) and to improve the general washing resistance. The ink/fix mixture has a shelf life of 8 hours.

Emulsion

Emulsion for water based colour systems is recommended

Cleaning

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

Our Standard for Plastics Sebaplast

Stickers are an eye- catcher, making the world more colourful…Become part of the innitiative “our beautiful city…”Our standard colour “Sebaplast” is giving this option to you. This waterbased screenprinting ink is our waterbased universal colour a.k.a. our “All around-talented-colour”. It allows you to print on nearly every material like vinyl, timber, posters, paper, sticker, coated materials…

Have fun…

Description

Sebaplast 102 is a waterbased sreenprinting colour. The special formula allows nearly limitless printing on different materials.This colour is water and weatherproof, allowing you to use it inside and outside, creating a shiny surface that shows brilliant colour results.

Following substrates can be successfully printed: PVC-self-adhesive foils, rigid PVC, polystyrene (PS), ABS, acrylic (PMMA), polycarbonate (PC), some coated metals, static cling material, PVC banner material, paper & board

Special properties

  • High gloss
  • Low odour
  • Bright colours with medium to high opacity
  • Good product resistance
  • Good adhesion on a lot of 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- 120 are suitable for most applications

Thinning

  • The ink is ready is for use
  • Use 5-7 % water to reduce the viscosity of the ink
  • Use 5-7 % Retarder 032 to slow the drying time

Drying

Drying for 20-30 minutes at room temperature, 30-40 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.

Product resistance

Sebaplast shows an overall good product resistance. In order to further increase the resistance the ink can be combined with 2-3 % “Crosslinker 105”. Printing tests should be done before. Final adhesion can be tested after the ink has been fully dried and was allowed to cool down, earliest 12-24 hours after printing.

Emulsion

Emulsion for waterbased and solventbased 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

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.

Have fun…

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

our CHT colour mixing system

…Individual inks for individual designs, for individual kinds of fabrics…

Mix it by yourself with our add-on system

Base paste + pigment + colour additive > mix it > ready to use

Our waterbased colour mixing system made by CHT is not only ecological and from high quality, it also offers a nearly limitless variety of options and is economical, flexible and user-friendly as well…The wide range of different base pastes provides a perfect fundament for a textile ink system which is individually balanced on your print motive and on the quality of your textiles. Its high ecological standard allows printing on the guidelines of the “Ökotex Standard 100 (product group 1)” and partly in some cases printing on the guidelines of GOTS (global organic textile standard). Usually the base pastes can be coloured with our Colormatch- or Bezaprint colour pigments. The wide range of colours allows mixing of an variety of brilliant hues (HKS, Pantone). The different colour additives will help to improve the colour properties and can also ease and improve the processing.

Transparent Base pastes for printing on light fabrics/textiles:

Printperfekt 226 FF- the classic

  • Universally applicable print paste with a soft handle and good fastnesses
  • Usually coloured with 3 % of the Colormatch- or Bezaprint pigments

Tubvinyl 235 SL- the Allrounder

  • Elastic print paste with a soft handle and very good fastnesses
  • Usually used as a base for glitter and metal pigments, but can also be coloured with the Colormatch pigments
  • If used as an additive in combination with the other base pastes it can help to improve the washability and abrasion resistance on difficult fabrics, for example synthetic materials

Printperfekt Base FF- print base with “non-dry”- function

  • Screenprint paste with an extremely long open time- thereby preferably for fine lines and detailed works
  • GOTS-zertified, that means 100% free from formaldehydes, benzine and APEO
  • Usually coloured with 3% of Bezaprint- or Colormatch pigments

Covering base pastes for Color prints on dark fabrics:

Printperfekt Lac Flex- the flexible one

  • Screenprint paste, preferably for printing on dark and elastic materials
  • Good adhesion, even on flat synthetic-materials
  • Usually coloured with 6-10 % of Colormatch- or Bezaprint pigments

Printperfekt Lac FF- print base with „non-dry”- function

  • Print paste with an extremely long open time – preferably for fine lines and detailed works
  • GOTS-zertified, that means 100% free from formaldehydes, benzine and APEO
  • Usually coloured with 6-10 % of the Colormatch- or Bezaprint pigments

Covering base pastes for white prints on dark fabrics:

Printperfekt Blanc Flex – the flexible one

  • High covering white print paste, preferably for dark and elastic materials
  • Outstanding adhesion, also on different flat, synthetic materials

Printperfekt Blanc FF- the ecological one

  • Well covering white-print paste special for dark fabrics
  • Ideal applicable as pre-print white in combination with PP Base ff or PP Lac ff
  • GOTS-zertified, that means 100% free from formaldehydes, benzine and APEO

Printperfekt Blanc 670- the strong one

  • High covering white print paste for dark fabrics
  • GOTS-zertified, that means 100% free from formaldehydes, benzine and APEO

Liquid (Colour) pigments:

Colormatch pigments

  • Highly concentrated liquid pigments for inking transparent and covering screenprinting pastes

Bezaprint-pigments

  • Highly concentrated liquid pigments for inking transparent and covering screenprinting pastes
  • GOTS-zertified and ideal for our GOTS-base pastes

Additives

Tubassist FIX 104W- the cold fix

  • Used as an addition he reduces the required fixation temperature of the usually hot fixing base pastes, fixing under normal room temperature conditions is possible
  • after addition the pastes have to be processed used/ within 2-4 hours

Tubassist FIX 157W- the ecological cold fix

  • Used as an addition he reduces the required fixation temperature of the usually hot fixed base pastes, fixing under normal room temperature conditions is possible
  • Free from formaldehyde
  • after addition the pastes have to be processed used/ within 2-4 hours

Tubiprint Retarder –Drying Retarder

  • Reduces drying of the printing pastes
  • Due to the high viscosity, there is no diluting effect of the print paste

Tubisoft- the softner

  • As an addition he improves the surface smoothness of the printing pastes, printing results with a soft handle are guaranteed

The CHT-products always meet high demands, equally high product quality and good fastnesses to washing and ageing as well as high general fastnesses. Moreover, we demand ourselves high ecological requirements and optimise our products to always meet the legal stipulation or even anticipate them.

Our effect inks

Our Effect-Colour Discharge

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

Our Effect-Colour Sebapuff

Sebapuff 115 is a waterbased textile printing ink which will produce soft 3D effects with a suede hand feel. Result is a print with a relief-structured optics. It has a matte and soft surface finish. Because of its foaming texture Sebapuff is suitable for printing on light materials as well as it is for printing on dark materials. Free from phthalates, PVC, APEO and formaldehyde it fulfils the most exigent requirements of the Oeko- Tex- standard Class 1.

Special properties

  • Suitable for Cotton and blend poly cotton blends
  • Soft handle
  • Good wash resistance
  • Very good surface resistance
  • Stable to high temperatures
  • Does not show any yellowing
  • Free from phthalates, PVC, APEO and formaldehyde
  • Fulfil the most exigent requirements of the Oeko- Tex- standard Class 1.

Print recommendation

Mesh 34-43

Dilution

The inks are ready to use

Drying and Foaming

The ink has to be printed flat and starts drying under normal room temperature conditions. The foaming process only works if you put heat on it with a temperature of 120°-150° for about 3 minutes. Using the “Crosslinker 106” (add the drying time1%), is recommended to reduce the drying time to 1,5 -2 minutes and also to improve the general fastness properties.

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

Our Effect-Colour Reflec

They are coming…the grey and the dreary days…

Safety first in traffic…

With our “reflec” colour safety can be guaranteed…Whether sports-, leisure-, or children´s wear, whether shoulder bags or safety dog necklaces – prints with this ink are giving safety guarantees. Both versions, the silver one and the transparent one as well are common in one aspect- they do have a very high reflective power. The silver one is high opaque and permanent visible. The transparent version is nearly invisible under normal light conditions, but unfolds its full effect under exposure to light. You can also use it for effective overprints in combination with our ”Sebaflex”- system.

Description

Reflec 110 is a waterbased screenprinting colour with a reflection effect. This colour reacts as soon as it is illuminated with light. The colour shade is silver and obviously to see… That´s why it is ideally suited for prints on safety clothes. The transparent version is ideal for using it as an effective overprint. This colour is based on our “Sebaflex-textile-system”, that´s why they are suitable for printing on cotton and many synthetic substrates.

Special properties

  • High reflection power
  • High opacity on the silver version
  • Overprints possible with the transparent version
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Surface ironing resistance
  • Free from phathalates, PVC, APEO, formaldehyde
  • Fulfil the most exigent requirements of the Oeko- Tex- standard Class 1.

Print recommendation

Mesh 36-43

Thinning

The inks are ready to use

Drying

The colours are drying under normal room temperature conditions and they are stackable after a short time.

Important!!! “Crosslinker 105” has to be used to improve the adhesion and wash resistance (add 3%)!!! Fixing the prints can be done in addition with 3 minutes under a temperature of 150°-170°.

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 process.

All about printing

My decoater is not working

My de- coater is not working....

Even though I extended the exposure time, there does not happen anything at all…

In this case, usually the too long exposure time caused your problems… “let it work well ”, does not mean the longer the better. Never allow your de-coater to dry out on the copy layer. If you leave the de-coater on the screen too long, it will start to dry .In this moment there will happen a chemical reaction, which effects that your de-coater cures completely and the only solution is stringing your screen completely new then…

Our recommendation

Put enough de- coating emulsion on your screen, a usual kitchen sponge works well for it…brush it on both sides, don’t be thrifty, the thinner the film, the faster it starts drying on your screen. After a short exposure time you can see how the de-coater reacts. Depending on the solids content of the copy layer you can see the reaction in form of getting greasy or removing of the copy layer. This is the time for rinsing the copy layer with water, we recommend a high-pressure cleaner.


Keep in shape with screen-printing!

It depends on the proper technique…

Tensed up neck? Aching fingers? Muscle ache in the belly? Screen printing is not only funny, it can also be very strenuous…For sure, it is a question of habituation first…but having pain while printing is not necessary at all…

Note a few thing and the fun factor will prevail then...

  • The height of your printing table: you should stand up straight as possible
  • Do not cramp your shoulders
  • Do not cramp your fingers
  • Don’t forget to breathe

If you pay attention to this these little tips you won’t go to the gym that often ;-)