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J3 Series

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J3 Series – Medical Grade Plastic Printing Ink


J3 Series ink is a glossy, very quick drying, versatile 1- or 2-component pad printing / screen printing ink. J3's great opacity, abrasion resistance and superior resistance to chemicals such as alcohol, acids and alkali make it a great vinyl and plastic printing ink for industrial applications. Being class VI certified, J3 is also a perfect choice for medical device industry. Like all Sapphire® inks, J3 series is Proposition 65 compliant, which is required in the state of California.

Substrates: Typical Applications:
ABS, SAN, PETG & VIVAK
Polystyrene & Polycarbonate
Vinyl - Soft & hard PVC
PVC copolymers
Polymethacrylate
Paper & Wood
Varnished substrates
Consumer Products
Medical Devices
Catheter tubes
Promotional products
Vinyl balls
Injection molded products
Cosmetics & Containers


Mixing Preparation
(2-component usage optional)

Hardeners: J3 Series polystyrene and plastic printing ink cures by air drying and cross-linking (when using hardener). Add 1000H Hardener at a ratio of one part hardener to ten parts inks (10:1) by weight. When catalyzed, J3 Series ink has an 8/9 hour working pot life.

Solvent: Immediately after adding the hardener the mixture should be thinned to printing viscosity with 10% - 30% Type M or Type MS by weight. Adding solvent will make the ink less viscous and dry slower.

Drying: J3 Series pad printing / screen printing ink cures by air drying and chemical cross-linking (when using hardener). It will be ready for overprinting immediately and will be dust dry in 30 seconds at room temperatures. Complete cross-linking (full cure) of the inks is realized in 6-8 days at room temperatures. Dust dry and full cure conditions can be significantly accelerated by the application of heat.

Retarder: For fine prints, Type MS(medium-slow solvent) or S3 Retarder in proportions not to exceed 50% by weight of solvent. Adding too much retarder may inhibit ink transfer from pad to substrate.

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