Textiles

Curing Inks on Textiles

Vulcatherm Medium Wave Quartz Infra-Red Emitters provide quick drying benefits to the screen printing industry in drying units as used by Zadu Screen Print. Medium wave Infra-Red units have been used since the energy can penetrate to a considerable depth into an ink film, without excessive amounts of energy passing through overheating the substrate. The drying cycle for individual colours is six seconds.

 

Vulcatherm medium wave emitters provide heating which when linked with a suitable control system provides fast and responsive control but is not prone to the colour selectivity of shorter wave length heaters, this factor allows for consistent drying times and improved production efficiency.
Inks that are particularly suited to infra-red drying are the formulations which cu