Screen Printing News
MagnaColours Releases New Discharge Bases
December 09, 2016
United Kingdom-based water-based ink supplier MagnaColours Ltd. has released a new range of formaldehyde-free discharge bases.
In its patented concept, the company has developed a formaldehyde-free method of discharge printing, while also promoting wash durability. The range of bases creates bold, bright and beautiful discharge effects with no compromise on quality, nor does the garment need to be washed after curing. In addition to environmental benefits, it makes the printing process easier and more time-effective, while producing successful results, according to the company.
“There was a demand from manufacturers to effectively print onto dark materials using discharge techniques without having to use formaldehyde products,” says Tom Abbey, managing director, MagnaColours. “As the leading producer of water-based inks, this was something we were perfectly placed to do. It was a longstanding idea in the industry that water-based inks could not achieve the same results as those containing formaldehyde, but we¹ve provided an outstanding solution, once again.”
Another key requirement was wash durability to prevent fading. MagnaColours developed MagnaPrint Discharge Fastness Enhancer. to address this need, resulting in a solution that will help brands to provide safe, environmentally friendly, durable, high-quality products for customers, according to the company.
MagnaColours will provide full training to screen printers working with the new range, ensuring that they achieve its full potential. — J.L.