PolyOne has an update in the pigment technology department.
The specialized polymer materials provider on Monday debuted Wilflex Epic Rio, a non-phthalate color mixing system for textile inks. Created with excellent color strength, both inks are Pantone approved and possess 18 finished ink mixing components.
Wilflex Epic Rio brings together color accuracy, opacity and vibrancy for optimal peak press performance. Epic Rio is the most opaque color system in the Wilflex range and it helps screen printers achieve color on press more efficiently. Epic Rio’s opacity also has greater processing flexibility with direct print capability, mesh screen selection and print strokes.
The new color system can save companies time and funds, while committing to Pantone color standards throughout the process.
“Epic Rio’s color matches to Pantone color standards are spot on, and they strike a perfect balance between color vibrancy and opacity,” said Wilflex Product Manager Kevin Romine. “These new inks will allow textile screen printers to improve opacity and really up their game on color design because the increased color accuracy and strength add a significant ‘wow’ factor.”
Epic Rio inks also work well for larger production runs, since they are designed to print without tiring the press operator. The new color system also works well for a majority of mesh sizes and press parameters. Regardless of manual or automatic textile screen-printing, Epic Rio inks remain rich and consistent throughout the printing process.