PolyOne has launched Wilflex Epic Single LC White, a new white ink that is universally compatible with both polyester and cotton fabrics.

PolyOne comments: “Screen printers face fabric complexity challenges on a regular basis. Typically, they work with polyester, cotton-poly blends and 100% cotton garments in a given day, and often have to switch inks to avoid bleeding, adhesion or fiber problems.

“PolyOne developed a universal white ink to address this challenge. Epic Single LC White can produce quality prints on all substrates without creating ghosting. It provides screen printers with a timesaving option and helps simplify their ink room management. It can also help simplify supply chain management and reduce inventory costs.”

The new ink offers excellent opacity and low-temperature (260-280°F, 127-138°C) cure bleed resistance. It is the latest addition to Wilflex’s existing portfolio of white inks, which will soon be introduced in upgraded formulations, including:

• Epic Top Score LC White – aimed at 100% polyester sports apparel, and ideal for short run jobs

• Epic Polywhite LC – greater bleed resistance for 100% polyester sports garments

• Epic Performance LC White – combines low bleed with ultra-stretch properties

• Epic Amazing Bright White – upgraded to improve bleed resistance and opacity on cotton poly blends

The upgraded white inks portfolio will be launched globally later this year – launch dates to be confirmed.