Pad Printing Inks | Screen Printing Inks:Sapphire Ink Series

Sapphire inks are formulated as both pad printing inks and screen printing inks. Made in Italy under the finest production and quality controls standards, Sapphire series screen and pad printing inks are triple milled to micron level pigment sizes yielding one of the industry's most opaque and brilliant color palettes.

All Sapphire series screen and pad printing inks comply with California Proposition 65 and European EN 71 Toy Safety standard. MB and J3 series are also Class VI certified.

Pad Printing Inks: VersaCover
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VersaCover seals Sapphire ink and hardener cans as well as nearly all other ink cans available on the market.


Sapphire Ink Line Highlights:


Sapphire Background

One of the premier screen and pad printing inks in the world today, Sapphire series ink has been a hidden jewel in the industry. This well-established and comprehensive ink product line has been used in the Unites States for years, previously sold by United Silicone under the "UP" name.


Sapphire Pad Printing and Screen Printing Ink




Series' Applications & Descriptions

These screen and pad printing inks are formulated for various printing applications. There are specialized CG series for glass and stainless steel, SB series for tagless garments, J3 and MB for medical applications, DP series for untreated polypropylene as well as series for plastics, metals, wood, rubber, acrylic, leather and other substrates.

For more details see ink series' descriptions right below and Application Chart page.

Series Description Links
  Pad printing inks
  BA Series
BA Series inks are high gloss, easy to use all purpose 1 or 2 component pad printing inks. They are fast drying and adhere to a wide range of products. As two component ink, BA has an exceptional abrasion resistance and an extended pot life of 8-9 hours. BA Series also makes an excellent screen printing ink when used with slower solvents. Technical Data
  Screen printing inks
  CG Series
CG Series are a specialty 2-component pad printing inks specifically formulated for use with glass, ceramic and metals. It has a satin gloss, is opaque and easy to process (even with multi-colors). CG offers excellent adhesion and dishwasher resistance and has rapid cross-linking and improved resistance with a heat cure after printing. This series also makes an excellent screen printing ink when used with slower solvents. Technical Data
  Pad printing inks
  DP Series
DP series is a specialty ink designed for printing on untreated polypropylene. It is a high gloss ink with excellent adhesion on most polypropylene substrates. The more pure the substrate, the greater the adhesion without requiring pre-treatment. PP1 adhesion promoter can be added to the DP series ink to improve adhesion. DP series inks are excellent pad printing and screen printing inks. Technical Data
  Screen printing inks
  J3 Series
J3 Series inks are glossy, very quick drying, versatile 1 or 2-component pad printing inks. J3's great opacity, abrasion resistance and superior resistance to chemicals such as alcohol, acids and alkali make it a great choice for industrial applications and vinyl. This series also makes an excellent screen printing ink when used with slower solvents. Technical Data
  Pad printing inks
  MB Series
MB Series inks are the "go to" high gloss 2-component pad printing inks that have excellent adhesion to difficult substrates. MB is an easy to use, fast curing opaque ink series with superior mechanical and chemical resistance to chemicals such as alcohol, acids and alkali on metals and hard plastics. This series also makes an excellent screen printing ink when used with slower solvents. Technical Data
  Screen printing inks
   SB Series
SB Series inks are specialized 1 or 2 component pad printing inks with excellent adhesion to rubber-like substrates as well as textile. Its unique flexibility, high gloss and opacity makes it the ideal choice for rubberized, soft-touch items and tagless garments. SB as a 2 component ink provides exceptional mechanical abrasion resistance. SB inks also make excellent screen printing inks when used with slower solvents. Technical Data
  Pad printing inks
  WK Series
WK Series ink is a very high gloss opaque 2 component ink for use with the most demanding, scratch resistance, mechanical and chemical resistant applications. WK series has excellent hiding qualities and has superior resistance to chemicals and water upon completion of cure. This series is an outstanding pad printing and screen printing ink. Technical Data

Free Adhesion Testing:

Sapphire truly is a supreme pad printing ink product line! To convince you we will carry out complementary ink adhesion testing.


Color Matching & Mixing:

We provide complementary guides for in-house color mixing as well as offer color matching and color mixing services for our entire line of screen and pad printing inks.

 

Ink Solvents

ICN solvents are formulated specifically for Sapphire pad and screen printing ink series.
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Alternative solvents & Cleaners - we carry affordable alternatives to most of the well-known screen and pad printing ink product lines in the industry including Marabu, Coates, Ruco, Trans Tech and Tampoprint.
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Custom formulated solvents - should the need arise, our technicians can formulate custom solvent for you.


Auxiliaries

InkAway! ink cleaner
Printing plate developers
Hardeners
Adhesion promoters
Primers
Anti-Static Paste & Liquid
Nu-Pad Pad Conditioner
Nu-Life Pad Cleaner
Flattening Powder




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