Aquabase RFU -for Screen Printing & Textile Ink Applications

Aquabase Ready For Use (R.F.U.) is a water base ink, widely used as textile ink (i.e. for screen printing), that requires no preparation or additives prior to use. Simply pour the ink from the container onto the screen, print, dry and heat cure.

Under normal atmospheric conditions the Aquabase colors will print indefinitely without drying the screens. Flooded screens can be left standing for short period of time without the need to clean up. However, if long delays between printings are anticipated, the screens should be cleaned with plain or soapy water. Screen mesh sizes can be anywhere from 80 to 230 mesh or finer. Screens emulsions must be water and alkali resistant. Our aqueous textile inks are widely used in screen printing applications on T-shirts and other fashion garments. We at Spectrachem specialize in custom manufacturing of custom and specialty aqueous based textile screen printing inks including short run orders and cost effective aqueous pigment dispersions made to your exacting requirements. Contact us with your requirements.
A full line of colors are available and can be intermixed to form an infinitive variety of shades. An Aquabase clear or reducer is also available and can used to lighten any color. The Aquabase RFU colors are supplied at an average viscosity which is satisfactory for most general printing. However, the printer has the option to adjust viscosity to his needs. This is done easily by adding water to reduce viscosity or adding Aquabase Thickener to increase viscosity.

It is essential that the completed print is heat cured in order to maintain good wash fastness. The actual time and temperature required to dry and cure a print will vary with different heating equipment. Forced hot air systems usually work best. The print itself must reach a temperature of 275F.

Spectrachem also offers Plastique High Solids – Ready For Use (RFU) water based ink that can be used as a screen printing ink or in roller printing applications and Plastisol inks that are also Ready For Use (RFU) products and widely used in textile screen printing.


Packaging: 1 Gallon, 5 Gallons and Drum containers. Call us today for a free quote 1-973-253-3553 .

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Aquabase RFU -for Screen Printing & Textile Ink Applications
Code Description
White RFU510
Jet Black RFU520
Gray RFU521
Scarlet LF RFU530
Red 2B RFU531
Scarlet YDC RFU532
Flo. Cerise RFU533
Flo. Magenta RFU534
Red BDC RFU535
Rubine RFU536
Pink 3B RFU537
Fast Fuchsia RFU538
Flo. Violet RFU539
Flo. Green RFU540
Green B RFU541
Brown YB RFU550
Violet 4B RFU560
Flo. Red RFU561
Red C RFU562
Process Magenta RFU563
Blue 2G RFU570
Royal Blue RFU571
Blue 3G RFU572
Navy RFU573
Flo. Blue RFU574
Process Blue RFU575
Process Yellow RFU580
Yellow 3G RFU581
Golden Yellow RFU582
Flo. Yellow RFU583
Orange R RFU585
Flo. Orange RFU586
Green RFU588
Aquabase Clear NS RFU590
Thickener RFU595