Precious metal inks for thermoplastic printing

Our thermoplastic screen-printing products are solid and waxy at room temperature, on heating they melt to a liquid ink that can be used for a variety of direct printing techniques.

These inks fire as a bright mirror-like reflective film on the substrate and are available in both gold and platinum colours. They are a solution of organic precious and non-precious metal compounds and resins (and/or waxes) in a mixture of organic solvents and essential oils.

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Thermoplastic

Product features include:

  • Free from ozone depleting chemicals, lead, cadmium and other heavy metals
  • Excellent printing properties
  • Formation of a solid layer (immediately after printing) that can be overprinted with enamel
  • Compatibility with most enamels
  • Bright metallic sheen with outstanding brilliance
  • Good adherence and general performance on most substrates.

Our thermoplastic screen-printing inks can be applied by printing at a range of different thicknesses. Please note that the thickness of the precious metal ink is critical in achieving satisfactory and economical results, so application should be as even as possible. In addition, the end result of the fired decoration very much depends on the application and the substrate.

The following table contains a brief summary of our products, however if you have a specific enquiry concerning your application then please use the contact form below.

Thermoplastic screen printing products for glass

Product Code
Description
Fired Shade
Substrate
%*
Thinner

GBV717T

Bright gold

Lemon Yellow

Tumblers & Bottles

7

OIL384

GBV194T

Bright gold

Yellow

Tumblers & Bottles

8

OIL384

GBV20160T

Bright gold

Lemon

Tumblers & Bottles

10

OIL384

GBV20089T

Bright gold

Yellow

Bottles

10

OIL384

PBV355T

Bright palladium

White

Tumblers & Bottles

9

OIL384

PBV345T

Bright palladium

White

Bottles

9

OIL384

*the precious metal content quoted is for indicative purposes only

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