International Coatings Optilux 505 Reflective Ink
Optilux® 505 Reflective Plastisol Ink is an easy to print, two-part, retro-reflective ink that contains light-reflecting microspheres.
When a garment printed with Optilux® 505 ink is exposed to a focused beam of light, such as that from a flashlight or an automobile headlight, it reflects or returns light back to the light source.
Optilux® 505 Reflective Plastisol Ink can be used as a unique decorative tool to increase nighttime visibility of a printed design.
Optilux® 505 ink must be mixed thoroughly with Optilux® Coupler 100 before printing in order to obtain best wash and wear durability. Optilux® Coupler 100 is provided in 2 fluid oz. (60 ml) and 8 fluid oz. (250 ml) containers. Stir thoroughly into the Optilux® 505 Reflective Ink prior to use. The recommended proportions are:
By weight: 20 grams of ink to 1 gram of Optilux® Coupler 100.
Pot life of mixed ink is approximately 8 to 12 hours. Do not mix more ink than is needed for the job. Any mixed ink not used within 12 hours should not be used again.
To obtain the best reflective properties, Optilux® 505 is recommended for use on open weaved fabrics. Optilux® 505 can also be used with very good to excellent results on some tightly woven nylon and polyester fabrics. Optilux® 505 is not a low bleed product and is not recommended for use on bleeding fabrics.
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