Previewed at ISS Long Beach 2019, MagnaPrint Killer Base will be launched to market on April 8, 2019.
Killer Base is designed to be used as a water-based replacement for the first layer of plastisol ink or as an alternative option for printers using discharge under bases. With high opacity and excellent fiber matting down properties, the new Killer product provides a smooth, silk-like under base for further layers of plastisol ink to be printed over, and also prevents fribulation and pin-holing of fabrics.
“Killer Base is a very exciting new product for us at Magna and we’ve already received a great response from brands and printers," said Tom Abbey, owner and chairman at Magna Colours. "It can provide plastisol screen printers with their first steps into water-based printing and help them to start the process of making the switch to our environmentally sensitive formulations. Killer Base is suitable for small print-shops looking to improve the handle of plastisol prints or just beginning the process of moving to water-based inks by starting with a single screen. It’s also perfect for larger printing companies who now understand the virtues and benefits of water-based printing, including process improvements, end product satisfaction and environmental performance. With Killer Base, we’re also showing that switching to Magna water-based inks makes economic sense for screen-printers.”
The brand new MagnaPrint Fade Out will also be available. A special effect ink from the MagnaColours Vintage range, Fade Out is designed to gradually fade following washing, creating controlled ‘wash-down’ and distressed effects. This new ink can be used as an overprint with other ink systems enabling hidden printed areas to be revealed within the design over time and offering lots of potential in the fashion printing world.