Permaset Waterbased Inks

Permaset Aqua is a revolution in textile screen printing inks. Based on carefully selected pigments and the latest advances in polymer technology,Permaset Aqua delivers pure color, a superior soft handle and excellent durability in an easy to use ink that is environmentally friendly. Permaset Aqua includes both regular (transparent) and SuperCover (opaque) ranges together with 4 Metallic and 4 Process colors (CMYK) and a range of ancillaries. Each range includes 8 “Glow” fluorescent colors and also a Print Paste.

SuperCover colors are specifically designed to provide excellent coverage and opacity on dark fabrics. With 45 years of manufacturing experience,Permaset is recognised by both the fine artist and professional printing trade as the premier product amongst textile screen printing inks. Our heritage of innovation continues with a dynamic reengineering of our successful line of quality fabric inks. Building on a record of industry leading products,Permaset Aqua breaks new ground; a water based ink that offers superior performance and eliminates the historical trade-off between printability performance on the screen and post-production performance of the finished garment including user comfort and safety and environmental sustainability.

This 100% solvent free range is environmentally friendly. The pigments provide intense, vibrant color, rich in coverage and deliver exceptional color yield. The unique polymer binding the pigment to the fabric delivers exceptionally soft handle and yet shows excellent resistance to damage by rub, wash and dry-cleaning, all without the need for additives. The ink colors have light-fastness ratings of at least 6/8 on the Blue Wool scale - in fact most of the colors received ratings of 8/8.

Permaset Aqua breaks the rules, performing at a higher standard with enhanced screen stability and extended open time to produce cleaner results, longer. Ideal for use on a full range of fabrics including Cotton, Polyester, Silk and most synthetics. Permaset Aqua is also low in odour and can easily be cleaned up with water. A first-rate innovation, Permaset Aqua is the perfect, versatile textile ink solution; it provides a technically sound foundation while you provide the creativity and contribute to a safer environment.

Permaset Aqua Process Colors have granted approval by the Soil Association in the UK, having successfully met the requirements of the Global Organic Textiles Standards (GOTS) for non-organic chemical inputs for use in organic textile processing.

The products covered by the Approval include Permaset Aqua Process Cyan, Permaset Aqua Process Magenta, Permaset Aqua Process Yellow and Permaset Aqua Process Black.

Permaset Aqua Retarder — The Permaset Aqua Retarder slows the drying of Permaset Aqua Fabric Inks to allow for longer working times, facilitate the release of prints from the screen, and reduce clogging. Add up to 3% by volume to Permaset Aqua Fabric Inks or Print Paste. The temperature, humidity level, and air flow in the printing environment may require a larger amount to be added. Users should test ink adhesion and resistance to washing, dry-cleaning, and rubbing before a print run. An additional 10–20% drying time is required to fully dry and cure wet prints when using this product.


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