At What Temperature and Time Does Ink Cure?

A client wrote to ask, “I am totally confused. My ink manufacturer states in their specifications that plastisol ink only needs to reach 320-degrees Fahrenheit. I recently read a post on one of the message boards by a well-known equipment manufacturer that plastisol ink needs to be cured for a specific length of time. Which is correct? This article discusses the response that was given.

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Bill Hood is an International Consultant in the Screenprinting Technologies, focusing on consistency, predictable outcomes and reproducible results. He is the author of over 50 books on the screenprinting technologies as well as thousands of technical articles, many of which are available at online. He writes for Solutions Journal Magazine and other trade publications, is a speaker at various events and has judged international screenprinting competitions. He can be contacted through his website at online.