Lazer LX Series
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Lazer LX Series

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SINGLE PART, WATER RESISTANT SIGNAGE UV INK
Lazer LX is a one - part UV curable screen printing ink specifically formulated for high speed printing on many difficult to adhere to surfaces. Lazer LX is unique in its ability to adhere , without the use of additives , to fluted polypropylene and high density polyethylene . Lazer LX also offers excellent water resistance without the use of waste producing additives.
The rheology of this product allows for extremely high definition printing while maintaining excellent print and flow properties. Lazer's high cross-linking density gives this product excellent surface hardness with a high gloss finish, without sacrificing intercoat adhesion.
PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES
· Adhesion to fluted plastic signage without additives
· Water resistant without additives
· Fast cure rate to minimize substrate distortion
· Superior print quality
· Large range of standard opaque colours
· Durable , scratch resistant finish
· High density halftones for back-lit applications
· Solar Shield Clear for extended outdoor weatherability
· NVP Free
RECOMMENDED SUBSTRATES
Lazer LX adheres well, on many difficult to adhere to substrates including: fluted polypropylene (Coroplast â), high density polyethylene, polycarbonate , coil coated metals, anodized aluminum, ABS , ridged vinyl , acrylic (Plexiglas â) , coated card stocks, polyethylene coated card stock , PETG and polystyrene. To determine suitability of the product for the intended use, a pretest prior to production is advised.
CURING SPECIFICATIONS
Lazer LX will cure well when printed through 355 or finer mesh . Cure speeds will vary depending on stock . For example , fluted polypropylene generally requires a minimum of 200 mj to cure while high density polyethylene may require approximately 350 mj of energy to cure. Adhesion should be a minimum of 95% from curing unit with final adhesion developing within four hours of initial polymerization.
If a loss of gloss or adhesion due to insufficient cure is noticed, the use of 5-10% LX Mixing Clear will increase light penetration and improve cure.
VISCOSITY REDUCTION
Mix well prior to every use. Although Lazer LX has been supplied in press ready condition for most applications, this system may be reduced up to 10% with LX Thinner for viscosity adjustments.
Care should be taken to print the ink at the optimal temperature of 70 - 80 Deg. F (21 - 27 Deg C). Cool will ink will have heavier viscosity and will not flow properly whereas excessively warm ink will be lower in viscosity , resulting in poor definition and decreased opacity.
SQUEEGEE -A 70-90 durometer polyurethane blade is recommended.
COVERAGE -Lazer LX will yield an average of 3200 to 3600 square feet per gallon based on film deposit of .40 to .60 mil thickness.
INK MODIFICATION -LX Mixing Clear may be added to reduce opacity thus increasing cure speed. LX Mixing Clear is not recommended for viscosity reduction. LX Thinner is recommended for viscosity reduction. However, it is not recommended to exceed 10% by total weight as this will reduce cure rate and may affect adhesion.
METALLICS -LX Metallic Mixing Clear is supplied for metallic powders and pastes such as leafing and non-leafing silver and gold. The increased viscosity of MMC helps insure a good powder suspension and maintain premix shelf life. The recommended mixing ratios are: 15% silver paste , 20% gold paste (by weight).
For optimum coverage and opacity use 280-305 mesh. Use LX Overprint Clear for extended weatherability and non-tarnishing properties.
STORAGE -Care should be taken to store ink in tightly closed containers located in a cool (60°F to 80°F), dark place. After long production runs excess ink from the screen should be properly disposed.
PRECAUTIONS -Read the material safety data sheet prior to processing. It contains instructions for precautions when processing, handling and storing inks, as well as first aid. It is the printer's responsibility to pre-test the ink selected prior to engaging in a production run.
Colour Range
Lazer LX is available in twenty standard opaque colors and nine Color Matching System shades . Inktech's Color Formulating Guide reproduces over 1,000 colors utilizing the CMS shades . Custom matches ,fluorescent , metallic and transparent colors are available upon request.