11000 Series Multi-Plastic Solvent-Based Ink

11000 Series Multi-Plastic Solvent-Based Ink Technical Data Sheet


11000 Series

multi-plastic solvent-based Ink


Data Sheet 


Product Information
The 11000 Ink Series has been specifically formulated to adhere to a wide range of substrates while still offering substrate flexibility and water resistance. End uses include fabric banners, city pole banners, metal signs and point of purchase displays.

 11000 Series Features

  • An Extremely Diverse Adhesion Range
  • Flat Non-Reflective Gloss Level for Outdoor Applications
  • Excellent Durability and Water Resistance
  • Up to 2 Year Light-Fastness*
  • Plastisizer Migration Resistant
  • Automotive Grade Pigments



Substrate Application

  • Treated Polyethylene
  • Treated Polypropylene
  • Coated Wood
  • Coated Metal
  • Nylon Fabric
  • Leather
  • Tyvek
  • PVC

 The end-user must always determine the suitability of this product for the intended use prior to production. Please allow at least 24 hours after printing to evaluate the suitability of the ink and its adhesion to the surface. Revision 3.1 - 9/7/2004
* Please read the section on ink light-fastness, “Estimated Durability and Light-fastness”.

Product Description
The 11000 Ink Series is a flexible, one component, no gloss, chemical resistant solvent-based ink system which adheres to a wide variety of substrates. The 11000 Ink Series can be used to print nylon jackets, flags, Tyvek_, plastic sheeting, leather, wood, metals and treated polyethylene and polypropylene plastic containers.

Screen Mesh
110 to 305 (43 to 120 cm) mono-filament polyester is recommended.

Solvent proof or water-soluble emulsion only. Use a water-soluble blockout.

Squeegee Type
A sharp 65 to 75 single durometer blade.

Ink Additives and Thinning
Stir the ink well before every use. The 11000 Ink Series is supplied in a press ready condition for most applications and printing equipment, however certain additives may be required for different types of printing applications. Use TW-1073 Thinner for normal viscosity adjustments or to improve the inks flow by no more than 5 to 10% by weight. Retard with TW-1038 for fine detail printing, slow print cycles or high temperature conditions by no more than 5 to 10% by weight. For maximum adhesion to synthetic fabrics, inks must be thinned for better surface penetration. An over reduction with retarders and thinners can result in blocking and a significant reduction in drying speed. Never exceed recommended levels of reduction.

Use 2 to 5% of TW-2919 Adhesion Promoter / Catalyst by weight to improve chemical resistance and adhesion. Please note however, that the addition of the TW-2919 Adhesion Promoter / Catalyst will result in a reduced pot life of 4 to 6 hours under most conditions. We strongly recommend mixing only enough ink for a estimated 4 to 6 hour period.

Ink Yield and Coverage
Colors should achieve a yield of 1,400 to 2,000 square feet per gallon (33 to 47 square meters per liter) depending on fabric selection, squeegee hardness, substrate absorption and press mechanics.

Drying Parameters
The 11000 Series will air dry in 10 to 20 minutes at normal room temperature. Force drying in seconds at 90° to 150° F (32° to 66° C). To prevent the blocking of material after printing, it is paramount to ensure that the temperature of the drying is not excessive and the air flow surrounding the material is good. Material blocking may occur if sheets are stacked when warm.

Adhesion Testing
It is imperative that all substrates are tested prior to use within production. Even similar materials can vary between different batches, manufacturers or the age and storage time of the particular substrate. Certain types of fabrics may be manufactured with surface treatments which can impair ink adhesion and print performance. The 11000 Series has been specifically formulated to adhere to most polyethylene and polypropylene substrates with surface tension levels of 38 dyne/cm or higher. Once the ink has been fully dried and allowed to cool down, the adhesion should be tested by:

Cross Hatch Test—Using a sharp blade or cross hatch knife, cut through the film of the ink only, then Apply 3M #600 tape firmly on the cut area. Rub the tape down firmly then rip off. Ink should only come off in the straight cut areas.

Color Availability

The 11000 Ink Series includes the Single Pigment Mixing Colors, Standard Colors and the Advanced Color Gamut™ four-color process inks.

Single Pigment Mixing Colors

Standard Colors

11001 Green Shade Yellow

11012 Lemon Yellow

11002 Red Shade Yellow

11013 Medium Yellow

11003 Yellow Shade Red

11014 Fire Red*

11004 Blue Shade Red

11015 Rubine

11005 Magenta 11006 Maroon

11016 Warm Red 11017 Emerald Green

11007 Violet

11018 Process Blue

11008 Red Shade Blue

11019 Reflex Blue**

11009 Green Shade Blue

11020 Ultra Blue**

11010 Blue Shade Green

11021 Opaque White

11011 Yellow Shade Green

11025 Opaque Black

11030 Mixing Clear / Overprint Clear

Additives / Thinners






Adhesion Promoter / Catalyst

* Fire Red is also a single pigment color.

** 1 year out door light fastness


Advanced Color Gamut™ Halftone Colors

11040 Halftone Yellow

11041 Halftone Magenta

11042 Halftone Cyan

11043 Halftone Black

11044 Halftone Extender Base


Ink Wash Up
Wash up on press with a press wash and reclaim with degradents specifically developed for solvent-based inks. Do not use Mineral Spirits, Lacquer Thinner or other solvents used within other screen printing inks. The 11000 Series unique formula requires additives developed exclusively for this product line.

Store at room temperature, below 100° F (38° C). Always avoid open flames and excessive heat exposure.

Available in quarts, gallons, & five-gallon pails.

Safety and Handling
Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet for this product prior to use.

Estimated Durability and Light-fastness
Although outdoor durability cannot be specified exactly, accelerated weathering tests indicate that the 11000 Series Ink Line has an exterior life up to two years on most substrates, with exception to Reflex and Ultra Blue. Reflex and Ultra Blue has an exterior life up to one year. Variables within production and the end products use within the field will greatly affect a printed substrates durability. A slight change in color and gloss level should be expected. Some chalking might occur with specific pigments on exterior exposure.

The following is made in lieu of all warranties, expressed or implied: Seller’s and manufacturer’s only obligation shall be to replace such quantity of the product proved defective. Neither seller nor manufacturer shall be liable for any injury, loss or damage, direct, or incidental or consequential, arising out of the use of or the inability to use the product. Before using, the user shall determine the suitability of the product for his intended use and user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith. The foregoing may not be altered except by an agreement signed by officers of seller and manufacturer. ALWAYS PRE-TEST BEFORE RUNNING PRODUCTION.