Author Topic: Neon Pink Glitter Ink?  (Read 2258 times)

Offline Prosperi-Tees

Neon Pink Glitter Ink?
« on: July 01, 2011, 12:27:33 PM »
Anybody know of any place that sells such an animal? Or how would go about mixing it. I have a QCM basic pantone mixing system. Do I just add glitter?

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Offline preston

Re: Neon Pink Glitter Ink?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 12:32:00 PM »
Anybody know of any place that sells such an animal? Or how would go about mixing it. I have a QCM basic pantone mixing system. Do I just add glitter?

Union makes several. You may find one that fits the shade of pink you want.


Offline Colin Huggins

Re: Neon Pink Glitter Ink?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011, 04:30:11 PM »
If you can find the glitter color you want, use that.  I don't know of a flourescent/neon pink that's on the market though...

Another option in printing a Neon Pink and sprinkling on a clear flake onto the wet ink (There are several different ways of doing this, if it's an application you want to pursue, I can write more).  This will give you a very similar effect, and may be what your customer is looking for.

Good Luck!


Offline Prosperi-Tees

Re: Neon Pink Glitter Ink?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011, 07:23:47 PM »
If you can find the glitter color you want, use that.  I don't know of a flourescent/neon pink that's on the market though...

Another option in printing a Neon Pink and sprinkling on a clear flake onto the wet ink (There are several different ways of doing this, if it's an application you want to pursue, I can write more).  This will give you a very similar effect, and may be what your customer is looking for.

Good Luck!
Yeah I would like to know more. Where to find the flake. Any advice would help.


Offline Colin Huggins

Re: Neon Pink Glitter Ink?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2011, 07:57:03 PM »
Most distributors will carry a clear flake.  It comes in several different sizes.  My favorite (if I remember right) is the .08 micron (a medium flake size).

Best way to apply the clear flake is as follows.

Create a separate film wherever you want the flake to appear.  If you want it on top of a specific color only, either make a second film or shoot that film twice.  A 156 mesh should be fine.  You will be printing a clear ink through this screen.  Each ink manufacturer makes a clear ink with extra adhesive properties, it is that ink you will want to use.

Print your design as normal, flashing your design before printing the adhesive clear ink.  At this point, remove the shirt from the platten while the clear ink is still wet.

Here's where you have several options.  Most people will have a tray that they have poured the flake into.  Carefully take the shirt and place it wet print down in the smooth tray of flake.  Lightly press on the back of the shirt.  Carefully pick the shirt back up and shake excess flake off.  Cure as normal for the print thickness you have on the shirt.  Conversely, instead of a tray, you can use a Parmesian cheese shaker to shake the flake onto the wet portion of the design, shaking the excess off into a tray to recycle.  And yes, it has the potential to get messy.  There's no wrong way to apply the flake, If you can think of another way,  try it :)

If you are on an auto there is another way to do this as well.

Once the shirt is cured, it has the retail look that has been popular for several years, making the ink look like it's a glitter.

You can also use the same technique with any glitter of choice for different effects.

Now if your customer wants it to definitely be colored glitter, then the search will continue for the flake color you want.

Good Luck!

Offline Prosperi-Tees

Re: Neon Pink Glitter Ink?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2011, 08:10:24 PM »
I figured thats how you would do it although I didn't think about the 2nd screen for a clear. The clear, can you use a foil adhesive or I have seen a clear gel gloss would that be better?


Offline Colin Huggins

Re: Neon Pink Glitter Ink?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011, 08:22:43 PM »
You can technically use ANY ink you want.  But depending on what's used you will have either good or lousy wash and wear results. 

The inks that are designed to be used as adhesives will hold onto the glitter flake the longest.  Also, the further into the ink the clear flake is pressed, the better that ink deposit can hold onto it, extending it's life cycle even further.

Offline bimmridder

Re: Neon Pink Glitter Ink?
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2011, 08:34:19 PM »
I haven' t found a great bright pink glitter yet. I buy the flakes from Infinity Foils. A ton of shapes and sizes. Make a printable glitter using a base from Wilflex. Printing it through a 26 TPI on an auto


Offline Prosperi-Tees

Re: Neon Pink Glitter Ink?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011, 08:40:45 PM »
Thanks Colin I will try to find the flake.

I already have foil adhesive so that may work out.

I will check out infinity foils as well.

Offline tonypep

Re: Neon Pink Glitter Ink?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2011, 07:44:48 AM »
Meadowbrook Productions. They actually provide flakes to the major ink companies although they will sell you direct  (their minimum order qty might be high for some). They are quite gracious with regards to free samples and color charts. Just be sure you do the research. Some of the polyester varieties will melt in the dryer. The dry application, when perfected, will yield superior results although it can be a bit messy.
"Sugar Crystals' applied over a flourescent pink ink that is top coated with a clear gel will probably give you what you need but again; a bit more extra work so be sure to charge accordingly.
tp

Offline killergraphics

Re: Neon Pink Glitter Ink?
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2011, 09:29:09 AM »
I use Union Neon Missile Pink.

I did a job for a dance squad.

White underbase/pink/ and glitter from a local crafts store.

It comes in a small salt shaker thingies and used silver glitter.

Then on dryer exit I push down on the glitter on the print.

Last step (I have a swing away heat press) with only the weight of the heat platten and a telfon cover sheet I would press for 30 seconds at 350 degrees.
And rub with a heat eraser (chalk board eraser).

In my thinking this set more of the loose flakes in the ink.

I did not use a clear and without it the glitter showed brighter.

Same girl wanted white glow in the dark ink on a second set, both sets were black shirts.

She said both sets worked great.

But then again I did do the printing. ;D

A foil heat press tip is to save the scraps and use for touch ups.

They stick as good the second pressing as the first and only will stick to the open exposed ink.
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