Simple Solutions part 2

When screen printing with multi colours it is vital to keep the garment in position on the platen. We have previous explained 4 colour printing in this useful blog post CMYK screen printing explained. A very simple solution is a platen adhesive. In Simple solutions Part 1 we discussed HiTak spray but that isn’t always what clients want. Some prefer a CFC free solution hence.

Roll On Platen Adhesive

A platen adhesive for garment and textile screen printing that is used to secure the garment or textile on to the platen or pallet paper when printing. It can be applied on to the platen using either a brush, paint pad or paint roller.

We have tested this product in our workshop and are very pleased with it’s results. You will be able to print over 200 garments before the adhesive loses it adhesion.

To reactivate the adhesive all you need to do is swipe your platen with a damp cloth and either leave to air dry for 5-10 minutes or dry with a Flash Dryer.

The most economical way to use the platen adhesive is to apply a thin layer using either a paint pad, paint roller or a brush and allow the adhesive to dry (5-10minutes) before positioning fabric. The use of the pad, roller or brush prevents “overspray” which may lead to machinery failure.

The speed of drying can be increased if an inline flash dryer is used.

The shelf life on this product is 2 years when stored at 5-30 degrees.

via Roll on Platen Adhesive 1 Litre.