International Coatings 3801 Plastisol Foil Adhesive
Foil Adhesive is used to produce brilliant metallic foil designs on textiles.
3801 Foil Adhesive can be printed directly onto the fabric and the foil applied to the dried adhesive. The adhesive can also be printed directly on the foil as a conventional transfer would be printed (mirror image).
Designs made with 3801 Foil Adhesive may be applied to light or dark fabrics.
3801 Foil Adhesive will spot dry, with a very low after flash tack. Dwell time is dependent on the spot dryer used. In some cases, you may have to lower the heat of the spot cure unit because too much heat may actually make the ink tacky. When you spot dry, you are only partially fusing or gelling the surface of the ink. The ink should be just dry to the touch, with no lift off, but not totally fused. Totally fusing the underprint may cause inter-coat adhesion problems with the inks printed on top. Final fusing or curing should occur in the dryer.
Foil is applied colored side up and aluminum looking (dull) side down. Rub foil with eraser immediately after application to help remove any wrinkles. Allow transfer to cool completely (20 to 30 seconds) after application before removal of foil sheet. Pull foil sheet off slowly.
Some Cotton/Polyester Blends
74-110 t/in (30-43t/cm) monofilament recommended.
60-75 Durometer Sharp or beveled edge.
STORAGE OF INK CONTAINERS
65º to 90ºF (18ºC to 32ºC) Avoid storage in direct sunlight. Keep containers well sealed
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