PF PRINT & EMBROIDERY CONSUMABLES 50 images JUNE 2021 Screen Print World: Amex Texprint Inks and Franmar Eco Products Available from Screen Print World (SPW), the Italian-made Amex Texprint water-based ink range is “incredibly smooth to mix, and very easy to print and clean up”. There are 15 intermixable, fully opaque colours in the press-ready ink range, which are suitable for printing both light and dark garments. The eco-friendly Amex Texprint inks are free from PVC, APEO, formaldehyde and heavy metal, and the range also includes metallics and special effect inks. SPW also supplies water-based discharge bases, which are compatible with its water-based pigments and says these pigments can be added to discharge or standard bases to achieve a range of colours. The company also offers the soy-based Franmar cleaning products, which are designed to replace the use of mineral spirits, xylene, toluene, even gasoline, in screen printing cleaning operations. “Its effective, economical and safe product lines are all developed to benefit workers, and their environment,” adds SPW. Pyramid Screen Products: Achitex Minerva Fusion Water-Based Inks New to the UK & Ireland, and available exclusively from Pyramid Screen Products, Achitex Minerva’s Gots-approved range of Fusion water-based inks are perfect for the eco-conscious screen printer. “Complemented by the softest, brightest whites on the market, Fusion is a finished ink system where each Pantone number has been hand-matched to ensure accuracy of colour and vibrancy of print, combined with an ultra-soft feel,” says Pyramid. Supacolour: Heat Transfers Supacolour was created with the mission to make high-quality heat transfers so fast and easy that anyone with a heat press can become a professional printer. “The company has streamlined every step of the process, from pricing and placing your orders, to receiving your transfers and pressing them on almost any fabric. The result is the most efficient and versatile heat transfer available,” says Supacolour. Laboratory tested and proven to withstand up to 70 washes, Supacolour transfers have photorealistic capabilities with unlimited colours, ‘hyper-detailed’ free-floating elements, and a ‘Supasoft’ hand-feel and stretch. “We exist to help people grow. This is accomplished through a commitment to making things ‘Supaeasy’ and ‘Supafast’ for our employees, our customers and all of our business partners,” says the company. TheMagicTouch: Reflectra Stitchfoil Films Reflectra Stitchfoil reflective films from TheMagicTouch (TMT) are used like a regular appliqué, and are compatible with all embroidery machines. Available in a 48x32cm sheet format, in a range of colours and special effects, Stitchfoil reduces stitch time using a simple outline satin stitch, says TMT. “The Reflectra products offer an illumination effect when exposed to any direct light source, or flashes from cameras or smartphones. The effects offer massive potential in embroidery garment decoration over many markets, including fashion, promotional, sportswear and workwear.” All components of the products are free from PVC, softeners and heavy metals, and meet all the requirements of the Oeko-Tex standard. Achitex Minerva’s Fusion water-based inks are Gots-approved [L-R] Franmar’s soy-based cleaning products replace the use of mineral spirits; the Amex Texprint range has 15 intermixable, opaque colours The Reflectra Stitchfoil reflective films come in a 48x32cm sheet format Supacolour was created with the mission to make high-quality heat transfers