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For several years now, together with the evolution of the fabrics, textile production have changed. The way to color the fabric may be problematic either by classic dying operations or by sublimation. Therefore printing with classic plastisol based ink will not allow getting a fair result.

The new HIMALAYA plastisol serie is suitable for direct and transfer printing curable at 140°C (no catalyst required). It will be dedicated to print on cotton, polyester, blends, nylon as well as on fragile fabrics for which a standard plastisol based ink curable at high temperature (around 160°C) will not be suitable.


  • Composition: The Himalaya serie is formulated PHTHALATE FREE, HEAVEY METAL SALTS FREE and AZOÎC DYES FREE and complies with the norm EN 71-3
  • Appearance: satin finish
  • Touch: soft
  • Surface yield with mesh 25 sqm/L
  • Washing resistance: very good
  • Tests performed at 40°C, 60°C and 90°C. Results avaible on request
  • Ironing: on the reverse side
  • Shelf life: refer to the label


  • Meshes:
  • Mesh 36 to screen print liquid adhesives (transfer printing) and low bleed underlayer
  • Mesh 62 to screen print white under-layers
  • From mesh 43 to mesh 90 to screen print colours and top whites
  • From mesh 90 to mesh 120 to screen print CMYK shades
  • Diluents and cleaning solvents:
    – Solvents: 2881, 2891, 2899, NS91.

Direct printing

Fast –flash curing from 2 to 3 sec.
After flash-curing the surface of the fabric will not be so sensitive to the temperature therefore pulling a second later will not be necessary.
Attention: To avoid weak curing of white inks, settle the flash time and flash power correctly.
Printing wet on wet: Ink can be printed wet on wet when the pallets are warm.

Transfer printing

Substrates: Paper (ref. 2543100) or polyester mat (ref. 2543600).
Drying of the substrates: 1 min at 100 – 110°C.
Pressing: 15 sec from 160 – 170°C. Parameters may vary according to the fabrics and the material used.
Preliminary tests are recommended.

Pantone® colour matching

All the Himalaya inks, marked with an asterisk *, can be colour matched according to the Pantone® colour guide through the online Colour Matching System developped by Tiflex.



Recommendations and advice

Before starting your production, we recommend that you check the compatibility and resistance of the ink on a piece of textile by washing the finished article following the conditions stipulated on its label. A decrease in resistance upon washing can occur for certain tinting processes with hues with a very rich base or very white (transparent or pastel hues). Resistance to washing can also decrease due to the fibrillation (fibres rising through the printed image). This occurs independently of the polymerisation of the ink. High washing temperatures combined with strong detergents can cause colour changes in certain hues.

Standard colours
Ref. 1 litre Ref. 5 litres
White * 39H2000 39H4000
Flash cure white 39H2086 39H4086
High opacity white 39H2078 39H4078
Antibleeding white 39H2095 39H4095
Colorcatcher white 39H2087 39H4087
Antibleeeding gray 39H2043 39H4043
Lemon yellow * 39H2002 39H4002
Medium yellow 39H2003 39H4000
Gold yellow * 39H2004 39H4004
Orange * 39H2006 39H4006
Solid red * 39H2013 39H4013
Rubis red 39H2012 39H4012
Fuchsia * 39H2015 39H4015
Purple/Violet * 39H2016 39H4016
Royal blue 39H2024 39H4024
Mid blue 39H2021 39H4021
Primary blue * 39H2020 39H4020
Reflex blue 39H2025 39H4025
Mid blue 39H2026 39H4026
Marine blue 39H2023 39H4023
Green 39H2031 39H4031
Mint green * 39H2035 39H4035
Emerald green 39H2033 39H4033
Black * 39H2044 39H4044
4-Colours process
Ref. 1 litre Ref. 5 litres
4-colours yellow 39H2050 39H4050
4-colours magenta 39H2052 39H4052
4-colours cyan 39H2054 39H4054
4-colours black 39H2056 39H4056


Ref. 1 litre Ref. 5 litres
Thinner base * 39H2066 39H4066
Thinner base soft 39H4068
Elastic base 39H4092
Extensible base 39H4097
Special effect
Ref. 1 litre Ref. 5 litres
Sparkle silver 39H2091 39H4091
Sparkle gold 39H2094 39H4094
Ref. 1 litre Ref. 5 litres
White adhesive 39H2098 39H4098
Transparent adhesive 39H4099
Powder adhesive, 3kg 3863327
Ref. 1 kg
Gelling agent 3952061


The recommendations for use provided are based on our current knowledge, are given for instructive purposes and are entirely objective. However, as your conditions of use are out of our control, this information would not imply any guarantee on our part. They do not exempt you from carrying out prior tests in order to determine the compatibility of our inks with your printing media within your application conditions. Our responsibility, if it were to be employed, would be limited to the market value of the products that we delivered to you and that you use.

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