PERMASET AQUA FOIL EFFECT BLUE
Permaset Aqua’s Standard Colour Range is a 100% solvent free environmentally friendly formula that provides intense pigments rich in coverage with exceptional colour yield. Permaset Aqua Standard Colour is ideal for printing on
- Natural and Synthetic Materials
The Permaset Foil FX range consists of 4 colours, Silver, Gold, Copper + Blue. It is ideal for printing designs like sequins and most effective on dark backgrounds. However, interesting visual effects can also be achieved on white or light coloured backgrounds. The exceptional sparkle and reflectance is achieved through the use of a very large particle size flake. The interference effect is similar to that achieved in some high-end automotive finishes and cosmetics.
Care must be taken with the use of these inks as the technology used makes them perform significantly differently to more conventional inks.
Relating to the flake size, rub resistance is relatively poor and considerable flaking should be expected. In line with this, launderability (wash and dry clean resistance) is also expected to be poor. This product is definitely not suited to use on furnishings.
Third and finally, consideration needs to be given to the type of design that these inks is used for. In large slabs, stretch is compromised and the large mesh can be clearly seen. The product is much better suited to designs where the FOIL FX print is broken into small areas, very much like sequins.
Notwithstanding these limitations, the FOIL FX range opens up some exciting design opportunities not previously available in a textile ink. So, start thinking Shirley Bassey and happy printing!
- Foil Effects Blue has a very pale blue iridescent effect that is difficult to replicate on a computer screen
- Due to the large flake size of Permaset Foil Effects, a ‘normal’ 43T (110 tpi) mesh cannot be used. A much more open mesh such as 20 or 22T (50-55 tpi) will be required