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  • Need reflective ink for safety jackets

    Can anybody recommend a reflective silver plastisol ink
    thwt they have used on safety green jacket shells that are 100 polyester. And water resistant. For a fire department

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    Does the reflective ink need to be "turn out gear" rated?

    If so, I recommend the 3M reflective vinyl as it will be rated for Fire Department Safety gear.

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      Also, make sure when printing you use a nice open mesh, and don't hit too much or you kill the "reflectivity".
      Here's a great article about WHY:
      I get calls every week about the proper way to print with reflective inks. Following is a brief explanation of the methods, and reasons behind them, when it comes to reflective-ink printing. First, always thoroughly stir the reflective ink before printing. Basically, reflective inks are made up of a carrier base and small reflective glass …

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      • #4
        the jackets will not be rated for fire, they are polyester shells that are worn on the roadway for visibility

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        • #5
          I found several water based and a plastisol by ic ink called optilux but would like to hear from somebody who has tried it....the optilux says it may not work well on tightly woven nylon or poly shells and I;m also concerned about melting it in the belt dryer...anybody use any? im going to try a 3m heat transfer sample this week and see how that goes too

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