PVC-Free Ink Mixing System: Evolution 2 NX
Looking for a PVC Free Screen Printing Ink that is Not Water Based?
Is safety and compliancy of your inks an important factor?
Lancer Evolution Series 2 NX is a PVC free screen printing ink that works like plastisol, thereby offering the ease of use and many other advantages that come from plastisol, but now without any PVC, phthalates, or any other harmful substances.
PVC in screen printing inks is becoming a major factor for companies that work for brand names and also for those that are thinking ahead and wanting to offer the average customer much safer ink.
Evolution 2 NX – A New Breed of PVC Free Screen Printing Ink
A brand new formulation of Evolution, Lancer Group’s phthalate and PVC free screen printing ink now offers various improvements over previous formulations. This includes increased wash fastness, crock-resistance, inter-coat adhesion between colours, and a vastly lower cure temperature.
Lower Cure Temperature
While there are the obvious savings to be made in overall energy usage in the business, a lower cure temperature is also beneficial as an aid to resisting dye migration or “bleed” when printing poly/cotton blends and 100% polyester garments. For particularly awkward polyester fabrics, the Evolution range also offers a grey under base called Defender.
Soft Hand Feel without Drying in the Screen
Evolution PVC free screen printing ink also offers advantages over other PVC and phthalate free ink systems by offering printers a hand-feel similar to water based inks, but with the conveniences normally offered by plastisol ink, including opacity and colour consistency.
High-resolution designs can easily be printed, as stencils will stay open throughout the entire print run. Evolution ink does not air dry and requires a full heat cure.
The Evolution Series 2 NX PVC free ink mixing system yields excellent results in the production of cold peel transfers.
Option 1: NX6551 ColorPro Colour Mixing System
A ready-to-use ink mixing system consisting of 11 components and five Booster Colours for simulating Pantone® or custom shades. 43 - 140T/cm (110 - 355/inch) mesh is recommended. Mesh size should be determined after consideration of artwork and desired end result of decoration.
Option 2: NX6600 Four Colour Process mixing system
Option 3: Pigment Concentrate to base mixing system
Ideal for high volume users, this system is the most cost effective in the long run. It consists of 26 components and the NX 6504 Mixing base. Available to order - Please Enquire.
To purchase black, white or defender grey (to avoid bleed of polyester dyes), please see the list of "You may also like..." products of interest at the end of this listing, or follow the link above.
Litho Transfer System
The Evolution 2 NX range also incorporates a litho transfer print system that can be used on lithographic presses to produce highly detailed designs. Thanks to the low fusion temperatures used to apply such transfers to the garments, excellent results can also be obtained on most 100% polyester fabrics. Please enquire.
The Evolution range offers the following special effects: Crystallina, Gold Glitter, Ice Blue, Metallic Gold & Silver, Silver Glitter and Techno Silver - Please Enquire.
Please download the information sheet for Evolution inks to see further information on gel and cure temperatures and a wide variety of supplemental information applicable to different processes such as printing on polyester, creating cold peel transfers and more.
Nike® RSL Certified
Nike® is one of the leading brands to demand only the highest quality in terms of product safety and have their own restricted substances list or RSL for short. The Lancer Evolution range is not only PVC free screen printing ink, but also meets all the other demands set forth to be Nike® RSL Certified. Join the big brands and offer your client base the very best with Evolution inks. See the resources tab above for the full test results as carried out by an independent testing body.
Standard 100 offers manufacturers across the textile production chain a
useful addition to quality assurance, making it easier for buyers to
understand crucial information. While the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 does
not deal directly with PVC free screen printing inks, manufacturers
wanting to be in a position to have their products certified and labeled
with the OEKO-TEX® logo, can only use fully compliant substances in the
manufacture of products such as garments.
Testing for harmful substances includes: Illegal substances, legally regulated substances, known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals as well as parameters for health care. In their entirety the requirements exceed existing legislation and offers the end user confidence in textiles. See the resources tab above for the full test results as carried out by an independent testing body.
REACH Certified for “Next to skin” Decorations
REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals, which aims to provide a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the use of chemicals. All inks manufactured by Lancer, including the PVC Free range of screen printing inks are REACH Certified. See the resources tab above for the full test results as carried out by an independent testing body.