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Sapphire®

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Pad Printing Ink:
Sapphire® Series

Sapphire® series is formulated as both pad printing ink and screen printing ink. Made in Italy under the finest production and quality controls standards, Sapphire® series screen and pad printing ink 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 ink comply with California Proposition 65 and European EN 71 Toy Safety standard. MB and J3 series are also Class VI certified.

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Sapphire® Ink Line Highlights:

  • Complete line of screen and pad printing ink
  • Specialty inks for stress balls, rubbers, glass, untreated polypropylene, tagless garments etc
  • California Proposition 65 compliant
  • Non-toxic and Toy Safe
  • Medical grade – Class 6 certified
  • Interchangeable with United Silicone "UP" series ink
  • Price competitive
  • Triple milled for superior opacity and brilliance
  • High Density series in complete line of colors
  • Full range of metallic ink pigments
  • Popular numerical color formulations provided
  • Harmony 12 ink color matching system provided
  • Ships combustible (ground), thereby eliminating costly hazardous transportation charges

Sapphire® Background

One of the premier screen and pad printing ink lines 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.


Series' Applications & Descriptions

Sapphire® screen and pad printing ink 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 ink. 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
  Pad printing inks
  BT Series
BT Series ink is a high gloss, easy to process, all purpose 1- or 2-component pad printing ink. Ideal for substrates where opacity and gloss are a premium. As a 2-component ink, BT has an exceptional abrasion resistance and an extended pot life of 8-9 hours. Technical Data
  Screen printing inks
  CG Series
CG Series are a specialty 2-component pad printing ink 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
  PN Series
The PN Ink Series by Inkcups is a direct replacement of the DP Series Ink, offering more benefits in terms of color, quality, and adhesion. The PN Series ink is specially designed to be a high-gloss, fast-curing, and strong-adhering ink. Available as a one- or two-component (can be mixed with hardener) ink, PN offers higher quality prints and a wider variety of substrate adhesion than its counterpart, the DP Series. Print on treated and untreated polypropylene, treated polyester, metal, lacquered surfaces, and polyurethane. Technical Data
  Screen printing inks
  J3 Series
J3 Series inks are glossy, very quick drying, versatile 1 or 2-component pad printing ink. 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 ink 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
Especificaciones Tecnicas
  Screen printing inks
  SB Series
SB Series inks are specialized 1 or 2 component pad printing ink 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
  Screen printing inks
   SI Series
SI-Series Silicone Ink can print on any items made of silicone rubber. SI Series Silicone ink has a high resistance to abrasion and has great flexibility: bent or stretched, the print will not crack. Silicone Ink is highly glossy 2 component ink. Curing time takes 10 minutes at 425°F. 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 ink.

 

Ink Solvents

ICN solvents are formulated specifically for Sapphire® screen and pad 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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