Applications

  • Dark garments.
  • Direct printing.
  • 100% cotton or cotton/polyester.*

Features

  • Very high opacity.
  • Easy to print.
  • Low-bleed formulations.

Maxopake inks are the most opaque plastisol colors available. Even the neon colors are bright and highly opaque. Maxopake inks are recommended for direct manual or machine printing on black and dark colored garments. When printing on whites and and light colored fabrics we recommend adding the appropriate extender base for economy.

Opacity:

Maxopake inks are highly opaque.

Mesh:

74-125 (29-49 metric) monofilament polyester. Maxopake inks can be printed through higher mesh counts on light-colored fabrics with the addition of Reducer/ Detackifier (PLRE-9000) or Extender Base (PLUS/PLUE-9090).

Stencils:

Use any direct emulsion or capillary film.

Printing Instructions:

Multiple strokes may be required when printing by hand. When printing with automatic presses use a rounded squeegee to print a thicker ink layer. A soft pad on the printing pallet will minimize penetration into the garment and improve opacity.

Curing Instructions:

These inks will fully cure when the entire ink deposit reaches 300°F (149°C).

Using Low-Bleed Inks:

The Maxopake series includes two low-bleed colors: Low-Bleed Medium Yellow (PADM/ PADE-2060), and Low-Bleed Golden Yellow (PADM/PADE-2048). The low-bleed inks are recommended for printing on cotton/polyester garments to control the problem of dyes in the polyester fibers migrating or “bleeding” into the plastisol ink. Low-bleed inks are not recommended for printing on light-colored fabrics. On rare occasions ghost images can appear on the back of light blue, green, gray or lavender colored garments. As garment colors most apt to ghost are not colors that tend to bleed, the use of low-bleed plastisols on these fabrics is not recommended. If low-bleed colors are used, cure to at least 325o F (163o C) for at least 2 minutes to minimize the possibility of ghost images. Avoid stacking garments printed with low-bleed inks while they are still hot. Always check to see if you are getting ghost images. If in doubt, slip-sheet between garments with newsprint or butcher paper.

High opacity inks may crock. Red pigmented inks are especially subject to this problem. To control or reduce crocking, add Extender Base (PLUS/PLUE-9090). Always test this product for curing, adhesion, crocking, opacity, washability and other specific requirements before using in production.

*The Maxopake Series contains two colors, PADM/PADE-2048, and PADM/PADE-2060 that are formulated for printing on cotton/polyesters. All other Maxopake colors should be printed on light color cotton/poly blends with the appropriate extender base or on 100% cotton garments only.


Item # Name Price Qty
UPADE1030G Union PADE-1030 Premium Bright Cotton White Gallon $71.06
UPADE1030Q Union PADE-1030 Premium Bright Cotton White Quart $20.77
UPADM1062G Union PADM-1062 Maxopake EZ Print White Gallon $78.38
UPADM1062Q Union PADM-1062 Maxopake EZ Print White Quart $22.60
UPADM2010G Union PADM-2010 Maxopake Lemon Yellow Gallon $74.20
UPADM2010Q Union PADM-2010 Maxopake Lemon Yellow Quart $21.55
UPADM2020G Union PADM-2020 Maxopake Chrome Yellow Gallon $78.38
UPADM2020Q Union PADM-2020 Maxopake Chrome Yellow Quart $22.60
UPADM2044G Union PADM-2044 Maxopake Golden Yellow Gallon $81.51
UPADM2044Q Union PADM-2044 Maxopake Golden Yellow Quart $23.38
UPADM2064G Union PADM-2064 Maxopake Orange Gallon $83.60
UPADM2064Q Union PADM-2064 Maxopake Orange Quart $23.90
UPADM3006G Union PADM-3006 Maxopake Bright Red Gallon $83.60
UPADM3006Q Union PADM-3006 Maxopake Bright Red Quart $23.90
UPADM3010G Union PADM-3010 Maxopake Scarlet Red Gallon $83.60
UPADM3010Q Union PADM-3010 Maxopake Scarlet Red Quart $23.90
UPADM3020G Union PADM-3020 Maxopake Flag Red Gallon $77.33
UPADM3020Q Union PADM-3020 Maxopake Flag Red Quart $22.33
UPADM4014G Union PADM-4014 Maxopake Magenta Gallon $97.19
UPADM4014Q Union PADM-4014 Maxopake Magenta Quart $27.30
UPADM5008G Union PADM-5008 Maxopake Bright Blue Gallon $64.79
UPADM5008Q Union PADM-5008 Maxopake Bright Blue Quart $19.20
UPADM5036G Union PADM-5036 Maxopake Royal Blue Gallon $72.11
UPADM5036Q Union PADM-5036 Maxopake Royal Blue Quart $21.03
UPADM5060G Union PADM-5060 Maxopake Aqua Marine Gallon $81.51
UPADM5060Q Union PADM-5060 Maxopake Aqua Marine Quart $23.38
UPADM5085G Union PADM-5085 Maxopake Opaque Process Blue Gallon $81.51
UPADM5085Q Union PADM-5085 Maxopake Opaque Process Blue Quart $23.38
UPADM6008G Union PADM-6008 Maxopake Brite Green Gallon $70.02
UPADM6008Q Union PADM-6008 Maxopake Brite Green Quart $20.51
UPADM6016G Union PADM-6016 Maxopake Lime Green Gallon $72.00
UPADM6016Q Union PADM-6016 Maxopake Lime Green Quart $24.00
UPADM6090G Union PADM-6090 Maxopake Kelly Green Gallon $81.51
UPADM6090Q Union PADM-6090 Maxopake Kelly Green Quart $23.38
UPADM1057G Union PADM-1057 Maxopake LB White Gallon $91.96
UPADM1057Q Union PADM-1057 Maxopake LB White Quart $25.99
UPADM2048G Union PADM-2048 Maxopake LB Golden Yellow Gallon $90.92
UPADM2048Q Union PADM-2048 Maxopake LB Golden Yellow Quart $25.73
UPADM2060G Union PADM-2060 Maxopake LB Medium Yellow Gallon $77.33
UPADM2060Q Union PADM-2060 Maxopake LB Medium Yellow Quart $22.33
UPADMF211G Union PADM-F211 Maxopake Fluorescent Orbit Yellow Gallon $96.14
UPADMF211Q Union PADM-F211 Maxopake Fluorescent Orbit Yellow Quart $27.04
UPADMF212Q Union PADM-F212 Maxopake Fluorescent Golden Yellow Quart $25.00
UPADMF213G Union PADM-F213 Maxopake Fluorescent Inferno Orange Gallon $96.14
UPADMF213Q Union PADM-F213 Maxopake Fluorescent Inferno Orange Quart $27.04
UPADMF214Q Union PADM-F214 Maxopake Fluorescent Flame Orange Quart $27.04
UPADMF311G Union PADM-F311 Maxopake Fluorescent Missle Red Gallon $96.14
UPADMF311Q Union PADM-F311 Maxopake Fluorescent Missle Red Quart $27.04
UPADMF312G Union PADM-F312 Maxopake Fluorescent Aurora Pink Gallon $96.14
UPADMF312Q Union PADM-F312 Maxopake Fluorescent Aurora Pink Quart $27.04
UPADMF402Q Union PADM-F402 Maxopake Fluorescent Purple Quart $29.91
UPADMF511G Union PADM-F511 Maxopake Fluorescent Solar Blue Gallon $96.14
UPADMF511Q Union PADM-F511 Maxopake Fluorescent Solar Blue Quart $27.04
UPADMF611G Union PADM-F611 Maxopake Fluorescent Traffic Green Gallon $96.14
UPADMF611Q Union PADM-F611 Maxopake Fluorescent Traffic Green Quart $27.04