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Ceramic Decoration Colors and Materials
UV-curing media for indirect screen printing
Vibrantz supplies a wide range of thixotropic and flowing UV-curing media with different reactivities used in manufacturing UV-curing printing pastes for indirect printing on many surface types. Our UV-curing media can be used in a variety of ways for creating UV curing printing pastes to produce clean lines and surfaces as well 4-color set halftone decals.
Thixotropic media for indirect screen printing
We offer a wide range of thixotropic media used in manufacturing color pastes for indirect printing to provide sharp details such as fine lines and dots on many surface types. Our thixotropic printing media has been specifically developed for the production of half-tone and process color decals used in applying decorations to glass, porcelain, ceramics, and enamelware.
Thixotropic covercoats for indirect screen printing
We offer thixotropic covercoats with excellent combustibility and depolymerization properties used for ceramic decal decoration of glass, porcelain, ceramics and enamel. Covercoats with thixotropic viscosity are designed to prevent from the covercoat from flowing down during the vertical drying process. This property is essential when drying in an automatic wicket dryer.
Our thixotropic covercoats are available in colorless and dyed options. Using a colored covercoat can help to distinguish between different covercoats while providing better visibility and distinction of water slide decals. The color also allows for a better visual impression of the printed film thickness of the covercoat.
Thinners and dispersing agents for printing pastes
Vibrantz thinners and dispersing agents enable the modification of a printing paste or lacquer to many viscosities needed for various printing requirements. Even used in small amounts, these products deliver very large effects. Our thinners also enable a color consistency that stays within an acceptable range over printing production run cycles.
Our dispersing agents added to printing pastes help them flow again without impairing the color quality. They also reduce the viscosity of highly viscous color pastes, making them easier to print.
Sunshine resistant onglaze colors
Vibrantz offers Sunshine low metal release onglaze colors for porcelain, bone china and earthenware. The Sunshine onglaze color range offers 24 shades that provide relatively high resistance to acids and alkalis. In laboratory tests and under industrial conditions on various earthenware, vitreous china, bone china and porcelain bodies, the colors of the Sunshine series show only a very slight alkali attack.
Sunshine colors have excellent processing characteristics in all conventional decorating methods that include direct and indirect screen printing, lining and banding, spraying, and hand painting.
Starlight100 lead-free inglaze metallic colors
The Starlight100 color series offers unique lead-free metallic colors for high temperature, fast firing porcelain decoration. The Starlight100 lead-free color series includes four metallic shades based on metallic pigments that are designed to create an appearance close to four key precious metals such as a burnished or matt gold, silver, platinum, or white gold. The more matt metallic colors produce an impressive contrast to the high gloss bright platinum or bright gold.
Springtime100 lead-free underglaze colors
Springtime100 is the next generation lead-free color range designed for underglaze decoration of vitreous china, bone china, stoneware, porcelain and tiles. The Springtime100 color range offers 17 highly pigmented lead-free shades that deliver an intense color palette used for underglaze ceramic decoration.
Springtime100 underglaze colors are lead-free and cadmium-free with controls in place to maintain upper limits of 100 ppm lead and 600 ppm cadmium. Vibrantz maintains and manages the heavy metal limit through careful monitoring of raw materials combined with accurate processing and continuous, precise quality control.
Special coatings for ceramic decoration
Vibrantz’s offers special coatings used in the ceramic decoration process including refreshing covercoats, protective coats and cold-strippable coats. Our special coatings can be used with decorations processed with automatic and semi-automatic screen printing equipment. The special coatings include a cold-strippable coating which is a non-thixotropic (flowing) covercoat that can be stripped from various substrates once it has dried, making it ideal for non-fired decals used to transfer company logos to various items or to temporarily cover areas of ceramic objects.