Jacquard Puff Additive
Jacquard Puff Additive is a screen printing puff paint used to increase the relief of screen prints on paper, fabric and other surfaces. Simply mix a little of the puff additive into your Jacquard Screen Ink (up to 20% by weight), print as usual and then apply heat to your print. The microspheres in the Puff Additive expand with heat, giving you a raised print only after heating. Once puffed, the print is wash-fast and dry-cleanable on fabric.
For use with Jacquard Professional Screen Printing Inks
FABRIC/ FIBER/ SURFACES
For use with natural or synthetic fabric and paper, vinyl, metal and leather.
USE: Add the Puff Additive to Jacquard Screen Ink (JSI) up to 20% by weight. Mix paint thoroughly. The pot life of the mixture is indefinite. Apply heat to the print and ink will puff up in all directions. For use on paper, fabric, and other surfaces.
FINISH: Jacquard Puff Additive has a matte finish and so will affect the semi-gloss finish of Screen Printing Ink in proportion to the amount added.
OPACITY: Puff Additive becomes opaque upon expansion and thus will opacify Screen Ink in proportion to the amount added.
MESH COUNT: For use with 80-305/inch (32T-122T cm) mesh or according to ink specifications. We recommend Jacquard Screen Ink (JSI) for use with screen mesh counts of 80-160/inch (32T-64T cm).
DRYING / CURING: While your puff paint print is wet, heat the entire ink deposit to 275˚F/135˚C using a hot air gun or oven. Do not overheat your print. For best results, be sure to allow the ink to air cure for 72 hours once puffed, before washing.
CLEAN UP: Because it is water based, Puff Additive cleans up with water or mild detergent.
CAUTION: Always test this product for wash-ability and durability prior to production.